Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Vases in Vogue


I'm in a small tri-fold swap and wouldn't ya know it, I have to stamp for something and NOTHING comes to me. I really love the new designer paper and the colors soft sky and purely pomegranate, so I started there.

I used the new punch box Three For You and punched the flowers at an angle, through all three layers of paper so when it's adhered on the base it's shows through. The very back layer has the flower outline stamped on the inside of the flowers (which you can't see very well from the photo) and I also added a tiny dot of white with the white gel pen. The stems are made with the pokey thing in the crafter's tool kit... something Val from Cal got me hooked on. I used aquapainters to color in the snake with wild wasabi (my aunts all time favorite color so far) and added some shading with blue bayou.

Since the colors bled through... just a tiny bit, I adhered the inside flap down to make a more standard card... so I guess, not really a trifold now, but I like how it gives the card a bit more sturdiness since I used the designer paper instead of card stock. If I had been more careful with the amount of water on my aquapainter, it would have been fine, but I like it this way... now the ribbon doesn't show on the inside. Lots of room to jot a note too. :)


Here is the recipe:

Stamps: Vases in Voque, Three for You, Zoofari
Paper: Soft Sky Prints Designer Paper, Purely Pomegranate
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Basic Black
Other: Crafter's Tool Kit, Scor-Pal, Slit Punch, Black Gingham, Aquapainter, White Gel Pen, Three for You flower Punch, Vintage Brads

You can see a tutorial on how to make my trifold card here

Hope you all have a wonderful day... we celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary yesterday. I can't believe it's been 19 years! I love my man. :) He's such a bomb.

32 comments:

Nancy said...

what a great card!

*Jana* said...

Happy Anniversary, chickie!!! I love the cards.

Rose Ann said...

This is so cute! I love the punched out flowers and your little unexpected ssssssnake! ;)

Bethany Paull said...

So, this is what happens when "NOTHING" comes to you? It's so stinkin' CUTE! That snake with the vase of flowers just makes me smile. LOVE the pierced stems.

Alexandra said...

Very nice card - LOVE that snake! Happy Anniversary to you!

PJBstamper said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

I'd love to have nothing come to me like it does to you!!!

Libby Hickson aka stampinlibby said...

This is so cute - I love how your snake is behind the vase, and how the pomegranate flowers are showing through from the base. Happy anniversary!!

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, what a great card, love your idea with the flowers, if this is what you creat when you have no ideas look out when an idea strikes you.

Otter said...

you did it again!!! YOU ENABLER!!!

jen del muro (scs: genie1314) said...

cuteness!!! you make that snake look likeable...lol!! great card...i'm lovin' these colors together!

azkimbo said...

This is adorable, and I didn't favor zoofari.. I may have to rethink that.. LOL Great Job!

Joy said...

*THUD*

I've fallen and I can't get up! You are the true AWESBOMB BABY!!!! I love it!

chelemom said...

Lovin this card! I'm so jealous that you get to play with all those new goodies!!

Julie said...

You are awesome as always!! Just another one to case!

Bevie Pearl said...

Wow oh wow oh wow!! You have shared so many wonderful ideas and it is just one card!! You are the MOST Creative person I know!!
Happy Anniversary to you and your man!!!!!!!

Susie said...

Oh, this is so adorable. I wish I could create half as good when something DOES come to me! I just love how you placed the snake - so cute. Happy Anniversary!

Sherri aka sherristampsalot said...

Dang girl...you even made the *snake* cute!!!

Stamp your Heart Out said...

This is adorable! What a great card and the snake and vase just pop off of the card.

Shel9999 said...

How cute is THIS??? Love the flower windows, but especially love the snake behind the vase! SO cute!!

Kim said...

Cami, this is darling! That little snake was my most favorite stamp in the preview! He looks perfect on your card!

Heather said...

HOLY WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything you do is WOW!!!!!!!!! Freaking adorable!

Trudee said...

oh for cryin' out loud this is so freakin' ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!

June Houck said...

Very pretty and sweet! Your blog is one of my favorites. I check it daily. BTW, when I use terms like "The stems are made with the pokey thing", I call that a "technical term." LOL!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Too Cute! I'm sorry you "were" having trouble coming up with something!! I like the way your mind works, thanks for the inspiration.

Jenn said...

you crack me up, girl! Love it, but love you more! Tell Mr. Hotness I'll talk to him later tonight! ;)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is just too cute! I love it!

Heather said...

I love how the flower punch was used on an angle... Too cool!

Corinna said...

LOVE it! :)

Tex said...

Well thank you very much!! Many thanks indeed! I've managed to get away with thinking that I could manage without this punch box. Apparently all of that was just a joke! A big fat old joke!

You're just the best, Cami!

~Tex

nancy littrell said...

Happy Anniversary! Gosh, you are now making me really want the new punch box.........you are getting to be a very bad influence, but what the heck, we only live once. TFS

Leslie Miller said...

You completely blow me away! Need I say more?

debbie said...

ohmygosh -- too cute!!! i wanna case this one for sure! love it, love it, love it!!!