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Friday, March 19, 2010

Blogger's Challenge - Think Spring

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Hello readers, the week has flown by and it is already time for Blogger's Challenge. This week's theme given to us by list mom, Lisa Somerville, was to "Think Spring". You can feast your eyes on many inspiring creations HERE fashioned by other challenge players.
My first card show-cases a Stampin Up Background stamp called Bodacious, which is already retired...I am so happy I have this one..
The techniques for both cards are a many methods learned from the Technique Junkie Newsletter: Alocohol Ink Float, Cuttlebug Highlights, Mono Dies and Marker Wash.
I used the Cuttlebug Butterfly embossing and die-cut for the second card. The stamp on the main image is from Artistic Outpost...I love this set.
The first card was done using a background with Ranger Alcohol Inks, incorporating the Alcohol Ink Float technique, then I ran the same piece through my Big Shot machine and embossed with Stampin Up's Sizzix Texture Plates. Highlighted with a pink water-base ink to pop out the embossing. Viola another look for my card..
Thanks for stopping by

31 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

These are stunning! Love the bright, springy colors...gorgeous! {SMILES}

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous Connie- I love the colors on the first one and the second card is stunning - with that background!

Robin Merriman said...

Just gorgeous cards Connie! Love the colors you used!

Basement Stamper said...

Great cards Connie, I am always drawn to the sentiments! The butterfly is gorgeous as well!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning card Connie! The colors are just wonderful!

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful cards. Great backgrounds, lovely colors. I especially love the saying in the first card and the butterflies in the second.

Ida P. Krause said...

Fabulous! These are both so pretty. The colors are wonderful and I just love the butterflies on card 2.

GCgirl said...

These are both fabulous...I am loving the background techniques!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How sweet, I love them both! The layout on the first one is great, will have to use that, stunning cards GF!

Lisa Bohler said...

Both cards are so pretty! I love the background of embossed butterflies! Beautiful!!

Claudia said...

Both cards are just great, but the 2nd one is my fav!

Lisa said...

Pretty cards with lots of details!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous and then some more gorgeous- Wow!!! Fantastic coloring and what a fabulous 2nd card- all of the layers are wonderful!

Riet said...

you amaze me every time.I think you know your stamp technics verry well. I love these cards as I do all your work.

Connie Babbert said...

Both cards are SO pretty, love the colors in the backgrounds! Beautiful!

Tami Black said...

These backgrounds are absolutely awesome! I'm a TJ member and I think I had better put some of these techniques to the test. I adore these cards!

Selene Kempton said...

So spring... I love the rich color palette you're working with here. These are stunning.

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Patti Chesky said...

Both cards are amazing!!!! Love the mix of colors!!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Both cards are awesome Connie!! Love the colors, so springy!!

sheryl said...

Great cards, Connie! Love the colors and bling on the second one!

Barbara said...

Fabulous cards....both of them! A real feast for the eyes!

Margaret Raburn said...

Your cards are just stunningly beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the names of the techniques too so I can look them up. I'm behind on trying them but your work is very inspiring!

tonistamps said...

Great techniques Connie! That butterfly embossed background really caught my eye.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are absolutely beautiful Connie! Love the Spring colors! :D

Lori said...

These are beautiful, Connie! Love the soft spring colors you used.

Myrna said...

Connie,
Love the cards. The colors in the first one are lovely and the butterflies in the second one are really great, as are the colors. (I love butterflies)
Myrna

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love them both!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi Connie...your cards are so excellent...love the colors you are creating with and the layout chosen is really lovely. Enjoyed reading your creative process as well. Off to send you a personal note. Hugs, Gayle.

Libby said...

These are wonderful cards Connie. You are a very talented and creative paper artist. Thanks so much for sharing

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