Sunday, May 24, 2009

Limelight Week 3 with Michelle -Summer Blossoms

Hi everyone, it's Michelle again for week 3 of my Limelight Designer month of May. This week, I used the amazing set, Summer Blossoms. I love the delicate images in this set. They allow for so many possibilities!

This week, my More is More and Less is More cards look a bit more like each other than last week. LOL! I stamped the stem and bud images in Adirondack Slate ink then lightly colored them with Copic markers.

The patterned paper is SU!'s Pretty in Pink DSP and the butterflies are punched from a small Marvy punch with Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink. Each butterfly has a sliver rhinestone in the center. The silver cardstock is from DCWV Metallic cardstock and the corner piece is from the Vintage die cut set from Cuttlebug. The bottom right corner piece is from the scraps from cutting the top left corner -I love using every last piece of silver cardstock that I can!!

This is the Less is More version. The differences are as follows:
-white cardstock card base
-no silver cardstock layering
-added a fourth square
-ribbon only at stem instead of around panel
-image panel up on dimensionals
-has pink rhinestones on the butterflies

I have one more card to share using Summer Blossoms. I really wanted to use those gorgeous and delicate open blossoms. I stamped them 3 times and punched them into squares. I drug the edges in pink ink and mounted them to a piece of Tempting Turquoise cardstock. I colored them with Copic markers and put yellow stickles in the centers.

The sentiment was made using the Double ended tags. Before I removed the die, I lightly sponged pink inside leaving a crisp white edge. The designer paper is SU!'s retired Loves Me and the ribbon is May Arts velvet.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to browse on this Memorial Day weekend. Make it a great one and see you next week for my last post!

Card Deets (MIM):
Stamps: summer blossoms
Paper: pretty in pink, white, pink DSP (all SU!), Silver (DCWV)
Ink: Adirondack slate
Accessories: copic markers, clear rhinestones (Kaiser), pink taffeta ribbon (SU!), marvy butterfly punch, Vintage corner die (Cuttlebug)

Card Deets (LIM):
Stamps: summer blossoms
Paper: pretty in pink, white, pink DSP
Ink: Adirondack slate
Accessories: copic markers, pink rhinestones (Kaiser), pink grosgrain ribbon scrap, marvy butterfly punch, paper piercer

Card Deets (Blossoms):
Stamps: summer blossoms
Paper: Tempting turquoise, white, Loves Me DP (all SU!)
Ink: Adirondack pitch black
Accessories: copic markers, silver mini brads, Turquoise velvet ribbon (May Arts), Yellow stickles (Ranger), Double ended tags (Spellbinders)


"Kirby" (KrB) said...

How very pretty. They're clean and very elegant. Love the layouts!

Sewflake said...

Michelle, you bring out the "best" in every stamp set you used. Everytime I see what you have done with the same stamps and colors it gives me the mojo to get back to work. The beauty and elegance you have given this set make me want to try my hand!

Julie Koerber said...

Just GORGEOUS Michelle! I love all the cards you shared with us this week. Being a little low on mojo -- thanks bunches for the fabulous inspiration!!!!

KanataNewf said...

Lovely cards - CAS works every time!

Latisha said...

Michelle, they are all so pretty! I just picked up that set myself, I can't wait to get it inky.

Linda said...

They are just so BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lois said...

I think the image you used on the MIM/LIM cards is my favorite from that set. The flowers are so delicate. Love the layout you used on them, too.

Becky said...

This pink and grey is just fabulous together,

Sandy Knecht said...

They are all beautiful. I especially like the first one and I am one for less is more but that one is gorgeous!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty Michelle! I like the silver accents on the first, great cards.

Little GTO said...

Your cards are stunning! Sometimes less is more and you have proven it!
Sharon L

Clear Cards said...

Thanks for sharing such a nice cards with us. I like the layout of these cards. Keep working like this.

Zafran ali said...

They are just so BEAUTIFUL!And so nice.Thank,s
Plastic Card.