The Little Things

Hi friends, I’m sharing two floral beauties today. I love the Inspiring Quote Cards Collection from Just Dandy Studio. They are great as notecards to friends, but as a cardmaker, I wanted to add them to some cards. In my first JDS creative post, I used the notecard in a shaker card.

I challenged myself to use two Altenew stamps that I hadn’t inked up yet: Watercolor Wonders and Vintage Roses. I didn’t use the guides for either one and just went with whatever seemed right. Of course, there’s no wrong way to use or stamp the images in Watercolor Wonders because it is meant to be one of the more abstract sets. It gave me a chance to use their new ink pad colors. I used my MISTI to help me align the images on the card base and on the notecard itself.

For the first card, I stamped different layers in different colors and added the notecard with foam tape for dimension.

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For my second card, I used one of the stems and leaves stamp to stamp in Altenew red inks (even using generational stamping with one of the colors. I added the second layer with a glittery gold embossed look (inspired by the latest Altenew challenge). Once that was done, I added a strip of gold glitter and pink cardstock on the left and matted down the notecard with foam tape. Using distress inks, I splattered some black and blue with a watercolor brush.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Thank you for all the love! ?

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  1. Susie Draper

    October 26, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I like the wash of color. The first card is my favorite. The splashes of blue, yellow ,and ,green are lovely.

  2. Taunya Butler

    October 26, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Amazing card – thanks for always making things that delight the soul!!

  3. Julie

    October 25, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    This is beautiful! Great job picking your colors!

  4. Linda Lander

    October 25, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Love, love the “sending you happiness”..
    Great inspiration…
    I send to college students and this idea would be perfect.
    Thank you.

  5. Teresa Doyle

    October 25, 2015 at 7:56 am

    These are beautiful cards Ruby. I especially like the first one. Great work.

  6. ~amy~

    October 23, 2015 at 9:26 am

    so very pretty….really lovin’ the color combos.

  7. Yuki

    October 22, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Wow! Both of your cards are beautiful! The sentiments are so lovely too!

  8. Roxy

    October 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Both cards are so beautiful love your color combo on the flowers and the gold glitter on top the color on the second wow fantastic:) ️wishing you a beautiful day Ruby

  9. Berina Febin

    October 22, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Beautiful cards!! Love the gold embossed layer on the second card!!
    Moxie Craftie

  10. Diane

    October 22, 2015 at 10:54 am

    These are both so pretty! I love how you combined the stamping with the quote cards!

  11. Annette Allen

    October 22, 2015 at 10:15 am

    WOW these are gorgeous.. I love the layered flowers.. so pretty

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