Friday, April 10, 2009

Bloggers challenge ~ our favorite technique

Decisions decisions. it's almost impossible for me to decide what my favorite technique is. I will tell you that I sponge on many of my creations, so I decided to case a card originally done by my friend and wonderful stamper Lee Conrey. Lee's card was made with a different color set and a different stamp set, but it's where I got the main idea for this beauty.
I started with the designer series label punch and cut the top and bottom pieces off.
With a darker coordinating color I sponged one side of each "vase" to add a shadow. Next, I put a post it note across my card and sponged some "grass" with celery green. I really love how small the flower is in relation to the vase. It reminds me of vases around home. :) I used crystal effects to attach one bead to make the center of my flowers. I thought having the bunny in the middle was kind of funny.
Finally, I used a rubon to add the sentiment. This card ends up being a few of my favorite things, but choosing was the hardest part of this challenge.
Happy Easter,
Selene Kempton


16 comments:

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty, Selene. I love these type of cards--simple, but oh so pretty!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just adorable, and what a creative use of the Designer Label punch. (put note into file, Barb) The sponging just makes it!

Connie Paxman said...

I agree with Barb...put note into file..a very unique technique and love the spectrum of three's.
connie paxman

Lisa Bohler said...

The depth that you've created with this, both on the vases and the green in the background really makes this card stand out! Super cute!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a great use for the punch - the sponging really adds a lot to the vases!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is lovely Selene! What a wonderful way to use the label punch! Thanks for sharing this idea with us! :D

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Wow, this looks great. Have seen it done with the oval punches, but not with the designer label. Awesome.

:) Marcia

Robin Merriman said...

Very cute Selene. I love the little bunny in the middle!

Jamie Fisher said...

Absolutely LOVE IT!! I just might have to CASE this one! ;)

Rachel Hope said...

CUTE!

Patrice Pierce said...

Cute card! Great job with the sponging to make shadows!

Connie said...

Very pretty...would be quick and easy to do for a class!

Kristen said...

This is so cute. Love this. Simply stunning!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Your card is too cute!! I love the idea of using the designer label to make your vases!!! TFS!

Ida P. Krause said...

What a cute and clever idea to use the punch as a vase. This is a very sweet card.

Jennifer said...

This card is just too cute.