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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Fun & Formal {SFYTT}

I have two cards to share with you today, one formal and the other fun! I think the only thing the two have in common is the black card base, and a bit of yellow on each as well. Which would you like to see first--formal or fun?! Let's get the formalities out of the way, huh?!

The bit of patterned paper here is from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop pad and I think this yellow piece is my absolute favorite of the whole bunch...can't stop using it this week. I've paired it with black and gray, a color combo I've been wanting to put together for some time now. The sentiment is from Verve, and that purty rolled flower is made possible with my new MFT Rolled Flower Die-Namics die. That die makes it quick and easy to whip up these flowers, except it took me a little longer because I didn't want it to look too perfect...I was trying to achieve that "perfectly random" look--an oxymoron or what?!

In the detail shot, you'll notice that the sentiment is stamped on vellum overlaying a damask image (PTI) stamped in my favorite shade of yellow, So Saffron (SU!).

Ok, let's get on with the fun! My fun card uses a fun TCP Poochie image from By The Sea, colored with Copics. I've had that striped piece of patterned paper for years now, but I just love the seaside-beachy look of it, perfect with lounging Poochie. I also can't stop using these little pennant flags as embellishments, so fun while adding just a punch of color. The scripty paper is also from October Afternoon's Thrift Shop pad, and the colors of the highlighted words matched the striped piece perfectly.

Last is a shot of the inside...a birthday library card detail for our book loving nephew for his birthday. I thought the library card was a fun combination with Poochie reading on the front, although we just might have to come up with a Kindle-reading Poochie to get him with the times!

Let's see what the SFYTT sisters have done with the sketch, and don't forget to link your card to Jen's post for today...

Jen del Muro & Ashley N. Newell
Amy Sheffer
Amber Hight
Carole Burrage
Jenn Diercks
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Susan Liles

Have a great weekend, all!


Julie Campbell said...

Wow! You simply amaze me! Both of these are just perfect!

Jenn Diercks said...

Both of your cards are amazing. I love the vellum overlay and your gorgeous flower/ribbon treatment on your first card and the fun bright colors on the second.

Cynthia said...

Hi Amy, I am a SU sideline and friend of Kelly's....I was known as stampwithcynthia back in the day when we were all on splitcoast. Anyway, I've always loved everything you do....I love what you did with this week's sketch....your summer layout was so original...

Hey I saw the cards you made for did you get the shape of the acetate star?...DId you use the coordinating punch? I would have thought it would be too thick for a punch gut you learn something every day...cute cow care package you are so sweet!

Carol (HB) said...

Amy, both of these are fabulous! I always love how you take these sketches to a whole 'nuther level!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

So, so awesome, Puffy! I love the vellum on top of the black background on the formal card, and Poochie looks like he's enjoying the last few days of summer. You rock!

Kelly Lunceford said...

These are both perfect! I love the different styles! Great job as always! I think it is great that we both used So Saffron this week! I haven't used it in ages! It is one of my faves, too!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are amazing! I love your elegant card with the vellum and the pretty flower! Then the CUTE doggie card with that banner is just adorable!

Megan said...

They're both perfect. I have that rolled flower die and haven't achieved ANYTHING that looks like that! The vellum over damask is totally fabulous too. I also love the banner in the second card! You outdid yourself!

Leigh OBrien said...

Both are just perfect, Amy! Where the heck do you find the time for two cards? You're my hero!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These are simply amazing Amy! The first one is so elegant and your other card is oh so fun! I love the library pocket! :D

Lisa H. said...

eeeek! love them both. sooo different and both so fabulous.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

WOW Amy! These are AWESOME! LOVE the simple elegance of the first card, and the pure FUN of the 2nd!!


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