Saturday, June 5, 2010

Purple or Pink?

I am officially declaring myself a gardener! Ok I may be jumping the gun just a wee bit. All I have right now are strawberries (big, juicy, yummy ones!), so I have no idea if the rest of what I planted will work out or not. I really should take no credit for the strawberries. I planted 6 plants last year and just let them do whatever...they kind of took over. I had no idea they had the sprawling nature. Now I have lots of strawberries...although some bugs have gotten to quite a few, we have a nice little supply in the fridge. Kind of fun! Anybody else trying to grow anything? We will have to wait and see about my pumpkins, corn, beans, sugar snap peas, and tomatoes....not real confident, but hopeful.

So it is Saturday and that means it is Sweet Stop time! Sweet Stop Sketch #59 is a nice simple one...definitely one to go back to a lot. I was in need of some anniversary cards, so I went that route. I stamped the background stamp, By Definition (SU! retired), in Orchid Opulence, rubbed it with my embossing buddy (the important step that I always forget!), then I stamped the first bird in Versamark. I embossed him with clear embossing powder, then masked him and stamped the second bird behind him which was embossed again. Then I sponged Elegant Eggplant over top of the birds and finally cut them out with an Oval Nestabilities. The branch was stamped with Elegant Eggplant and then stamped and cut out of the flower background paper for the leaves. I really wanted to use lace on the card, but none of the lace I had on hand looked right, so I used the Eyelets Borderabilities to create a pseudo lace. Some pearls to pretty every thing up and I felt complete.

I liked how it turned out so much and I needed a second anniversary card, so I gave it a shot in pink, vanilla, and gold. I think I like the purple on better...If I had a vanilla ink pad that actually was opaque instead of the gold, I might have liked it better. What vanilla ink pads do you all recommend? My Very Vanilla one from SU! is not so good...wasn't from day one. I would have sent it back, but I did not open it for like 5 months or something after buying it! Oh well!

So now you need to go check out the creations by the other Sugar Babies: Audrey, Candace, Dana, Julie, Kathy, Kelli, Nancy, Renata, and the Sugar Mama, Korin. Better yet, make a card with the sketch yourself and link it up to the Sweet Stop blog. Have a great time getting inky and thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details - Purple
Stamps - Anniversary Birds (Verve Stamps), By Definition (SU!); Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White (SU!), Hydrangeas (Paper Pizzazz); Ink - Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White (SU!); Accessories - Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Eyelets Borderabilities Petite, Crystal Clear and White embossing powder, pearl stickers (Oriental Trading), Ticket Corner Punch, sponge, dimensionals

The Engineering Details - Pink
Stamps - Anniversary Birds (Verve Stamps), By Definition (SU!); Paper - Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla (SU!), Hydrangeas (Paper Pizzazz); Ink - Pretty in Pink, Rose Red (SU!); Accessories - Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Eyelets Borderabilities Petite, Crystal Clear and Gold embossing powder, pearl stickers (Oriental Trading), Ticket Corner Punch, sponge, dimensionals

4 comments:

Julie Masse said...

Very nice card!! I think I like the purple best! :)

Dana White said...

Oh I wish I had strawberries; here our weather has been so bad I haven't even planted flowers! Yours cards a cute- like Julie I am partial to the purple!!

Anita said...

I like the purple one better but purple is my favorite color. They are both beautiful.

Irena said...

very cute cards :)

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