Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ribbons and Bombs



Hi all! It's my turn to showcase some cards made with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. These two cards are rejects from a publication call where the challenge was to make a flower from non flower stamps.

My first idea was to use the ribbon from Calm and Gentle.



At first I stamped the ribbon evenly around in a circle, but it didn't look that interesting. So my next idea was to stamp in two layers of petals, alternating the heights. And then using a different color for each layer. Better!



The sentiment from that set makes a stem, and I used one ribbon for a leaf. Finally, I turned the ribbon upside down and just stamped the ends to make some grass. Definitely got a lot of mileage out of that ribbon stamp.

The other idea was to make a flower out of a bomb from Ka-Boom.


Just like with the ribbon, stamping it around in a circle does most of the work.


Both bomb stamps are used here. the solid one in different shades of red/pink, and the chevron one. Best part is the explosion makes for a nice flower center.

The white border is a set of words from the Truth Is set. A little chunk is taken out of the panel with pinking shears where the ribbon tabs are.

Thanks so much for looking!
-Kelly

15 comments:

  1. These are awesome! A cool challenge and I especially love the bomb flower!

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  2. Both great stamps to make into flowers - love the the sentiment stem on the first card!

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  3. What fun flowers Kelly, super ideas!!

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  4. These are so creative, Kelly ... what fantastic flowers from such non-flower stamps! Anita :)

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  5. Your "rejects" are awesome!! I totally dig them!

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  6. These are wonderful! I LOVE how you created those different flowers and love the sentiment border on the second card!

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  7. These are wonderful...so super creative!

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  8. These aer both so fabulous. What were they thinking when they rejected them? Perhaps they need new glasses?

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  9. You definitely did get a lot of mileage out of that ribbon stamp! I agree with you on the second card; perfect flower center.
    I love to see your work, specially when you get this creative! So inspiring! Next time I am in my craft room I will choose a random stamp and start stamping away a flower!

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  10. Great uses of these sets! Both flowers are unique and I love the idea of using the sentiment as a stem! :)

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  11. That's talent :) lovely cards. You are always an inspiration :)

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  12. Wow! Amazing, creative flowers right down to the stems and leaves! Rejects? No way!!

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  13. Rejects NEVER they are a BRILLIANT use of the stamps, I love both cards, thanks for sharing, you can take anything and make it into something different every time, I applaud you for this, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day..

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  14. These are both fantastic, Kelly!

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  15. WOW, oh WOW! Both cards are AMAZING!! :) And rejects?!!....not in my book! lol Genius, what you did with the stamps! :)

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly