Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Congratulations to Emily!

The talented Emily is this week's featured artist on Splitcoast Stampers. Well deserved and overdue, I'd say! And what a great excuse to take a look at her gallery and CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a card or two!

Before I even picked the inspiration card, I knew I wanted to use kraft cardstock, twine and the flower image from Unity's October 2010 Kit of the Month. Emily uses both kraft cs and twine so well, and in so many ways; and her varied use of the flower image was one of the reasons I picked up the October KOM a few months ago. I played with the three image layout that Emily used, but decided to go with the single image instead. That led to making a square card base rather than the usual A2 size. I also decided to incorporate one of the die cuts that Emily generously sent to me a while back. And that's how this card came to be.
My second card is a more direct CASE of this card:

The layout is exactly the same. I actually ADDED layers, which is very unusual for me. I changed some of the colours, added twine where Emily used a stamp, and added a stamp where Emily used a die cut. Well, and switched out the butterflies for hearts. Valentine's Day is coming, after all. ;)
Looking for some inspiration, or just enjoyment? Check out Emily's gallery or blog!

Supplies (flowers) white, black & SU kraft cardstock, Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month & Bevy of Butterflies, Versamagic Red Magic chalk and Brilliance graphite black inks, Divine Twine red twine, Recollections black half-pearls, dimensionals; (hearts) white & pink cardstock, Studio G heart & frame, Unity Mix-Up of Cuteness sentiment, Memento angel pink & rose bud and Versamagic purple hydrangea inks, pink sorbet & lilac Twinery twine, dimensionals Pin It Now!


Heather T said...

Lovely cards Lindsey, I especially like the little white flowers.

Meg said...

Yup. you gotta have kraft and twine to make an Em card! You did great work CASEing both of these cards--I love that flower image and the hearts-on-twine is just TOO adorable!

Angela said...

Awesome job capturing the spirit of Em! I can totally picture the cards you're case-ing even without checking ;)

Fabulous twine use on both as well!

Emily Leiphart said...

Linds, you already know I love these! Way to work out of your element a bit on the first one and I really love the hearts card. I love that you broke out the twine for both cards!!

Donelda said...

these are great cards! Off to see Emily's blog

farmhouse-story said...

i esp. love your kraft and red card--the flowers just pop-very sweet, lindsey!