Wednesday, July 12, 2017

celebrating 25 years with pastels

Have you seen Case This Sketch #229?


It totally intrigued me. And I needed two anniversary cards. So... this happened.


Hello Heidi Swapp Dreamy PP, paper trimmer and sewing machine. Six rectangles from the sketch? Check. Hello Technique Tuesday Hello and MFT High Rise Number dies. Die cuts atop the rectangles? Check.

Then I veered from the sketch, inspired by the fabric layers of the bed canopy in the Daring Cardmakers inspiration photo.


Stitched on pleated crepe paper. Gold heat embossed the cake from Winnie and Walter Sugar Rush onto PP and fussy cut it. Added a die cut negative (CUTplorations Love) and a pink flower. A touch which I think my niece will like ;)



Inspired by these, I was.
Double D Challenges - made me pull out old Heidi Swapp Dreamy PP to get those colors


Daring Cardmakers - a cake, pink flower, ruffles and a touch of gold


Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your day.

15 comments:

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Dreamy apt word for the cards !Loved the stitching and die-cuts..your cards have a unique style which is very fresh n modern !

Dawn said...

A beautiful take on the inspiration photo. Thanks for joining in at Daring Cardmakers. x

Hannelie said...

My sketch intrigued you! And you made not one, but two amazing cards!
Thanks so much for playing! I am thrilled that you did!

Donna Phelan said...

So PRETTY! I love the little pieces of stitched Designer Papers, what a cool, unique and fabulous design! Loving that POP of gold 25 too! Great cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Pastel Party. Donna, DT Member.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both fabulous! Wonderful takes on the sketch!

Darlene said...

WOW these are just beautiful! So soft & pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pastels’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

Happy Dance said...

Very cool cards, Maria. I am never disappointed when I come to visit your blog; your cards are always full of fun and interest. LOVE both of these!!! Those pastel colors are just brilliant, in a soft sort of way. Bev

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful anniversary card...love all those soft pretty colors!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are so pretty! The stitch lines are a great accent. Love the color scheme too. Hideko

Mac Mable said...

You always interpret the challenges is such a unique, clever and creative way. Always making them your own ...Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration x Amazing cards x

Angelnorth said...

Two lovely cards - I especially love the crepe paper ruffles on the second one! Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers this week!

Anita in France said...

Wow, Maria ... such gorgeous confections ... soft and dreamy and so delicious pastel-y ... LOVE! Hugs, Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

Well your cards are both are stunning, Maria! I'm always taken by machine stitching on cards. Those celebrating will be so happy to receive one of these beauties - and we're happy to see you in our CTS gallery! xx
=]

donna mikasa said...

You are so dang creative! I "oohed" at the first and "aahed" at the second! Both are wonderful takes on the sketch!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designed creation, very creative, for our current challenge PASTEL PARTY, ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

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