Nature’s Nest SSC #199

Nature’s Nest and Petals/Paisley DSP SSC #199

Just a quick post since it is past my bedtime when I have to work the next day.  I really like how this card turned out.  It is with the Petals and Paisley DSP and the feather from Nature’s Nest.  This paper reminded me of a feather, although after looking at it longer it looks like a seed pod.  I do love the colors in this paper.

I used tempting turquoise with the paper, and right underneath is some card stock I got in the recent grab bag.  I think it is kraft cardstock.  I stamped the feather with staz on and then colored over it with markers marina mist, tempting turquoise, razzleberry and dusty durango.  I actually went back over the feather with soft suede.  I finished the card with crumb cake seam binding double bow.    I think this card would be great to give to a man or woman.  I will be giving it to a male friend and co-worker who had a medical emergency last week.   I made a second card and will be giving it to a female friend having surgery tomorrow.  I may consider a variation
of this card for father’s day.

Nature’s Nest SSC # 198

I made a shaker card for this challenge using Nature’s Nest.  The only thing I like to stamp better than flowers is shells.  I just got this set thanks to Lee Conrey, and I love it.  I wanted to do a shaker card and put some small welck shells I found at the beach in the card, unfortunately they were a little too big for this type of shaker so I defaulted with some dazzling diamonds.  I watercolored the scallop shell on watercolor paper, and it came out nice.  Not sure I will be sending this card to anyone, it was a little time-consuming and thick.  I did make a second card with the same shell that will be sent to someone.  I actually like my second card better and it shows off the shell.  I used So Saffron, and Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I have never used Bermuda Bay and I know it has been discontinued, but I also had some matching ribbon, and I liked the color combination.  The bottom sand is done in soft suede with a retired set called Shore Thing.  Sentiment is from You’re a Gem.  I cut the circles with the Coluzzle tool- Stampin Up has them for sale in the clearance section.  It is not a tool I use often but once you get the hang of it you can make a variety of circle sizes.

Nature's Nest SSC # 198

We hit 93 degrees here in Florida today.  Not sure what happened to Spring.  The weather should be back in the normal range in the next several days.  Because I made cards this weekend, I just filed an extension on our tax return I probably will wait to finish it when we are in the dog days of summer and I do not want to go outside.  Also I thought the federal government was going on furlough so I did not want to rush.

Thanks for letting me share. 🙂

Nature's Nest Scallop