Monday, June 15, 2009

Top Note... Double Feature!

Morning!! Monday sure came fast and weather is warming up here... :) Over the weekend our garden was over taken by RABBITS!! After church we ran into town to pick up fencing. I have to replant a few things and buy more pepper plants, but we'll keep trying!! Rabbits are cute, BUT!

Last night I finally played with a few goodies I picked up last week! This DP is so yummy and I think it's from AMuse... not marked and I have a short memory! LOL! So I decide to make two versions for a Double Feature. I found a packet of Hero Arts flowers to match, added brads, hardware such as spacers, white pearls, MS branch punches and CB embossing to the mix. So fun to make with a Kraft cardbase. Really POPS!

On the second card I stamped the sentiment in Craft Chocolate Chip, from Hero Arts, and clear embossed. Did some paper piercing and sponged the edges with Creamy Carmel. I tried to get my sentiment to look like a banner with adding a couple pop-dots in the center, but isn't showing up well in the photo... click on the photos for a closer look!

ENJOY everyone! Have a super day and so glad you popped in for a visit... always love it when you do!!

SMILES... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! It's your Birthday, Hero Arts Paper: SU! Kraft, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, DP (AMuse) Ink: SU! Basic Black, Craft Chocolate Chip, Creamy Carmel Other: SU! Top Note Die, Scallop oval punch, white pearls (Michael's), CB Swiss Dots Folder, Ribbon (Target Club Wed), dimensionals, paper piercing, SU! rhinestone brads & brads, Pinwheel spacers (American Tag), sponge, MS branch punch, glue dots, etc.

28 comments:

Ann said...

Both are beautiful, Michelle! I love the colors and LOs!

Cindy Haffner said...

Michelle this is so pretty, I love all your flowers.

Bogner's said...

Michelle: Love your new 'toys'. I love the dots background and the paper piercing of the 2nd one. You did a beautiful job on these who cards.

LeAnne said...

Very pretty! Sorry about the rabbits...in our neck of the woods, it's groundhogs. Already "disposed of" two!!! EEEK!

Emily said...

Wow, Michelle, these are two beautiful cards! Love that DP and you are right, kraft does make it pop. I'm really liking the sponging you did on the second card... it frames up the label nestie so well. Love it!

Paula Barin said...

Spectacular, Michelle. I love the Dp.

Bogner's said...

Since you like to use the top note to finish the bottom of some of your cards, I thought of you when I saw
http://melstampz.blogspot.com/2009/04/todays-lps-release-and-fancy-card-feet.html
She has a hand cut template that you can use to make the bottom of your card a little different. Let me know what you think.

Alberta said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Love everthing about 'em...your color choices, embellishments, layout, etc. FAB-U-LOUS!

laurie said...

I love the top note die...the flowers are so pretty!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh, I just love a Double Feature!!! These are both gorgeous Michelle! I'm telling you, SU should hire you to demonstrate the Top Notes Die and they'd sell millions!

I can't decide which I like more. Hmmmmm....I'm loving the CB'd background of the first card, but then the banner looks pretty awesome on the second one. Yep, it's a tie! Your flowers and die cut leaves are just perfect!

Bad rabbits!!! They might be cute, but I know they can do a lot of damage to a garden. I hope you're able to keep them away with a bit of fencing.

Big warm hugs from your BBFF,
Lisa

Debbie Pamment said...

These are just beautiful Michelle - the dark edging with the Kraft and that DP - perfecto! And love the layered flowers - they finish everything off just right!

Good luck with your bunny problem! I hear rabbit stew is nice - LOL

xXx

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Glad it is warming up for you ... our week has been "freezing" (which is actually code for "colder than we are used to ... but not really that cold") !!! :D I just wish I could stop long enough to play with my stamps! Lots of lovely accents on this card! Thanks! Hugs, Andrea xxx
We get bunnies here, too! But ... they are not too much of a prob!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I understand perfectly about the rabbits!

Your cards are gorgeous! The second one is my favorite!! It could be framed and hanging on the wall!

Riet said...

Wowww Michelle,what a beautiful card,l love the papers and colours.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.x

Gvendalen said...

What a beautiful card, Michelle!
Lovely papers and flowers. I love the colors.
Hugs, Elena

Crafty Jenn said...

Whoo-hoo! I love a double feature!!

Beautiful as always. Those flowers are super fun and I love the kraft paper.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the paper and the brown color with that. And don't those flowers look pretty bordering the top note shapes.

We never have a problem with deer or rabbits in our gardens. Because we have cats. I guess their smell scares those critters away. Now bears on the other hand.... I had one not more than 15 feet from my house the other night. Apparently cats don't scare them.

Dawn Easton said...

STUNNING cards Michelle! I love those rich colours, pretty flowers and leaves! I haven't used my top note in a little bit....time to pull it out...thanks for the inspiration!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Pretty and pretty! Love the colors and the layered flowers and that leaf die...how did I overlook that for so long? Gotta get that!

As for the rabbits, if you have trouble in places you have no fencing, try red pepper. The cheap stuff, .50 a jar at Walmart. Sprinkle it around the plants, they don't like it. And surprisingly, it lasts through some rain. I re-apply every few weeks. But after a while I think they give up! I had rabbits chew through my plastic fencing around my veggies. They left a big hole! I sprinkled the cayenne and they didn't come back! Good luck!

Amanda Reddicliffe said...

You big show off! :) More incredible work - thanks for the inspiration Michelle. I have something for you over at my blog if you want to pop in and take a look too. xx Amanda

Allison said...

Some of your best ever! Love every inch of both!

Ruby said...

Ooh Michelle, these are absolutely STUNNING!!! Would you mind if I CASE them, they are gorgeous!! :o)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Totally gorgeous Michelle! Love both versions...the colours, the flowers the embossing and piercing. WOW!

Nancy Riley said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !!!!

Deb Rymer said...

Ooh - so pretty, Michelle! I love your color scheme and layout and those flowers are stunning!

Lynn said...

Wowza these cards are gorgeous!!!
Love the colors, the flowers,love everything about them!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Just beautiful! Wonderful color combo!

Wendy said...

This is a great card, in and out!