Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Long Time Gardening

I was browsing through my Paper Crafts magazine looking for inspiration and I found a card recipe with a partial circle (I wish I could post their recipe here, but I can't find it on-line), so I was able to get out my Circle Scissors Plus yet again! And using my Scene In A Garden still.....I'm enjoying this set. I hope you don't tire of my cards, lol.


So, I used their card recipe and altered it only a bit...my sentiment isn't arched. I love finding inspiration through other's ideas. It's so much easier then searching my own head at times ;).

Anyway, I stamped/colored/cut out the images from the stamp set and kinda placed them haphazardly in my scene, to make it like the gardener was working hard and lost in his craft as we--as stampers often do. I know that my desk usually is a disaster when I'm in the midst of a project...I clean up after each project is completed to keep myself sane.


Set: Scene In A Garden, Long-Time Friend, Linen Background
Accessories: So Saffron, Confetti Cream, Garden Green & Really Rust cardstocks, Prints Sampler DP, Creamy Caramel & StazOn Black inks, Pencils w/OMS, So Saffron Grosgrain, Rich Regal Brad, Primas, Rhinestone, Sponge, Cutter Kit, Circle Scissor Plus

For anyone that is keeping track....my hubby emailed me today and told me that he finally received his St. Patrick's Day box! He loved the card and all the goodies...even the St. Pat's specific stuff....I guess they'll have fun with it even though the day is past.

13 comments:

Liz said...

love the way you used this set... great layout too!

Holly said...

Katie, I think this layout is great! And I'm not familiar with that set you used, so that's awesome! I'm also so glad your hubby finally got his care-package! He'll love it regardless of whether the day is passed - it's from you!

Maria (Inky Stamper) said...

like hos you distressed some of the layers, creates dimension and texture.

laos348 said...

What a neat layout - that garden scene works very well with that circle design.

Diane said...

Like your creative arrangement on this card! Lots of added touches that really make the card "sing."

Mary said...

Love this cute scene - very springy!

Gina said...

I really like the layout you used here. I love that little garden scene.

kat9 said...

Sweet card. I love the garden set. Nice spring color.

kmurphy said...

Oh Katie,

What wonderful work you've done since I've been "out of the Loop!"
So, so creative!!!

Grace said...

Katie... I LOVE this one!!! That partial circle really makes a statement and grabs the attention! I have never used that before but I have a feeling I'll have to try it! Thanks for the inspiration and your new stamp set is awesome! Love your card!

Burnin' Rubber said...

What a fun way to use that set! Hope all is well with your hubby!

peggysue said...

Nice framing of the stamp set by using that partial circle, you took a neat design element from the magazine and made it your own. Nice job!

The Mama Monkey said...

I love this layout! It is so unique and very fitting for the stamp set! Nice touch with the flowers, too!

Are you kidding?! DH will love the package no matter the date! Plus, it is just "early"...it was for March 17, 2010. LOL

I just had a X-mas card delivered here that was mailed on Dec 18th. Got to love MPS.