Saturday, March 24, 2012

Inspired By Patterned Paper

I don't normally post on my blog this often, but I can't seem to stop making cards these past few days, and wanted to share them! It must be because my vacation ends on Tuesday, and I know I won't have as much time to create.

I picked up some new goodies recently and one item was a 6x6 paper pad from Bo Bunny called, Gabrielle Collection. I was inspired by the pretty color combination of peaches, pools and browns, and created three cards with these colors in mind.

This first one uses a striped paper that already had the swirls and little banner, which was perfect for my sentiment. The butterfly was cut using the Vivienne Butterfly die cut from Memory Box - (just the negative space here.) I stamped Hero Arts' Old Letter writing behind the butterfly, before adhering the striped panel to the card.





For the next card, I used the butterfly die cut from the striped paper, adhered it onto a piece of textured, white cardstock and cut around it. I LOVE this butterfly die!

The clear embossed vines are from another new stamp I bought called, Floral Vine Background from Hero Arts. The smaller butterflies were punched from the same paper pad, and the card base was cut from Designer papers, also from Hero Arts. I must say, these designer papers are fabulous! So nice and thick - perfect for the base of a card!


My last card uses the same color combo (without the brown.) Again, the card base is from a Hero Arts designer paper, and so is the lighter, pool colored strip. I stamped the Classic Tea Flower after inking it with Distress Markers. Then I added a bit more shading with a couple of Copic Markers.


I love when Rosemary uses double scallops like this card here! Thanks for the inspiration, Rosie!

Sorry for the long post. I usually like to only share one card per post, but since these three cards have similar colors, I thought I should show them all at once.

Thanks for your visit - hope you're enjoying the weekend! :)

32 comments:

Betty said...

barb - all three of your cards are so pretty - i can see why you were inspired by those colors. enjoy the rest of your vacation- hugs, betty

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I'm glad you shared all three cards with us! These are beautiful and I love the colors!!

Donna Bowman said...

Such pretty card Barb! I'm glad you've got your Mojo back this week. Love the butterflies and colors and the flower on the 3rd one is beautiful!

Enjoy the rest of your vacation. I'm counting down 5 more work days until Spring Break - then I hope to start making lots of things - today I just sat on the couch after my card class and got nothing done!!!

joy said...

Pretty cards, Barb! I like the color combos very much. And, that butterfly die is gorgeous. Thanks for showing all three cards.

Dawn said...

What a great combo of colours and papers Barb. That butterfly die is amazing and love the idea of using the negative space.

Sue said...

You have made a trio of beautiful cards Barb and Pp too, I know how you struggle with Pp, but Bo Bunny papers would inspire anyone to make cards.
I especially love the way you have inked up your Tea flower.
Smiles:)

Karen B. said...

These are all so beautiful Barb!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love how you used that Bo Bunny paper on your 3 beautiful cards, Barb! Sorry your vacation ends soon - glad you had time to craft!!

AnitaRex said...

Such lovely cards Barb! You've really used the patterned paper so beautifully! I love the colors! :>

Virginia L. said...

So happy to see that you are getting so creative and having FUN! Keep the posts coming! I love how you used the pattern paper and scalloped borders!

Vanessa said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb!! You know that I love butterflies, so you got me with these! Have a great weekend! Vanessa x

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous Barb, love all your cards and the colours you have used are really pretty!

Anette said...

WOW, how beautiful, Barb - ALL of them!

Dee in N.H. said...

Just beautiful!!! I love all of them!

Kathy said...

Well it was absolutely no labor reading your post, Barb. Those cards are gorgeous! I especially like the embossed floral vine background with those gorgeous butterflies. I have a lot of Hero Arts papers, need to use them more!!

Lynn said...

You have been a busy bee...creating all kinds of gorgeous cards! I love the beautiful script and bright cheery colors!

walchowDesign said...

Wow! It's great to see that you've time to make so many beautiful cards, Barb!

Greta said...

You were certainly inspired--guess vacation will do that--LOL! Great trio of cards, Barb--love your use of pp!

Kathy (krolski) said...

All 3 cards are beautiful! I love that color scheme. It's very spring weather here still and I'm loving it too. Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog. :)

Leni said...

Love your cards! Yummy colors you used! The clear embossed edge with vines looks very beautiful!!!

Rosemary said...

a lovely set of card, barb!! thanks for the little "shout out"... that was so sweet of you!! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

What a gorgeous trio of cards Barb!
You are on fire ;-)

Simone said...

Wow! Barb all three of these cards are gorgeous. Love the patterned paper! Thanks for entering my blog candy! Good luck sweet friend! :)

Laura Jane said...

Hello Barb,
I REALLY like the color palette on the third card,
Thank you for you help on FLICKR HA pool.

Heather Maria said...

Barb, beautiful cards one and all! Love the pretty colours and all the gorgeous details! Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Debbie said...

Very pretty! glad you are enjoying your vacation, isn't it amazing how some time to relax just gets those creative juices flowing?

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb you are on fire!! Beautiful designs and color combinations. Too hard to pick one favorite!! Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Lisa said...

3 lovely cards Barb :) I really enjoy this color combo so much- the coral-pinks with the pool blue is just gorgeous!!
Looks like you are on a roll- wish I could say the same!!

Maureen Morton said...

Boy, your Mojo is back in high gear my friend! Love these cards - all so unique - with this great color combo. I also love Memory Box dies (& have too many). I especially love how you used the negative butterfly space on that first card. Sorry you return to work today, but it looks like you enjoyed your time off.

Jacqueline said...

This is such a pretty color combo, your cards are gorgeous Barb!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous cards! My favorite is the tea rose. The color combos are so lovely!

Brenda said...

These are beautiful papers Barb, you're right! And I love the three cards you made using it! That butterfly is dreamy!