Today's cards are a total theft of wiggydl's (Donelda's) gorgeous CAS card. Aren't those leaves totally beautiful and shimmery? Not to mention cut out perfectly. And the blocks behind the leaves look so textury and perfect with the cut-outs!
I'm supremely lazy, so no shimmery cut-out-by-hand leaves for me. I pulled out my Hero Arts four-block grid and stamped it in the corner of a card. Then I cleaned the stamp, masked two of the blocks, and (using a stamp postitioner) added two more blocks to the grid. Then, I stamped the sentiment (needed some thank you cards), added the punched flowers and centers (decided to pop two flowers just for fun), and ta-da!
While making the first card, I noticed my Maya Road velvet flowers and thought, huh, celery and chocolate. So I made a second card and like it even better than the first. Those velvet flowers are so rich-looking, and the color combo is fresh and fun. The brad butts are behind the flowers, which are attached to the card using glue dots.
Donelda's basic design invites all sorts of play and variation...as good design does. This is a classic, and I'll come back to it again and again.
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: river rock, celery, chocolate chip
cardstock: PTI white, cranberry crisp, river rock
accessories: flower and circle punches, Maya Road velvet flowers, brads