witticisms by Jess Witty

August 12, 2011

Flower Fusion & Think Big Favorites

Hello, again!

Coming back at'cha today with a bonus little Papertrey Ink countdown post.
This time featuring the next two stamp sets in the Flower Fusion and Think Big Favorites series... #7 for each!

I'm thinking the stars must be aligned considering I tend to use these sets together most months.
What can I say?
It just always seems to work :)

And without further adieu...

tacos, anyone?

Ha... yeah... I couldn't help thinking of them like that when I made them :)

I used the Flower Fusion #7 die to cut flowers from felt (Scarlet Jewel is on the outside, then Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, & Orange Zest is on each of the flowers). 

The die comes as a solid circle without petal cuts but a few little snips on the flowers gives you a brand new look.  Love the option that gives you of with or without petals.

I stacked the two flowers with a little felt glue in between (I use Beacon's Felt Glue), then added a little glue to the center of the top flower.  Fold it up taco style, hold it together for a few seconds, and your little flower taco is good to go.

Prettiest little tacos I ever did see :)

I lined them all up right along the top of one of the Think Big Favorites #7 sentiments.

I love pairing these two sets together with the bigger Think Big sentiment tagged with a smaller Flower Fusion sentiment.  This month is no exception.  These two seem to work especially well together. 

Scarlet Jewel and Raspberry Fizz was a new color combination for me and man... I'm really loving it! 
Kind of a fun fall color scheme.

And now for more Flower Fusion #7 goodness...

Flower Fusion #7 has lots of flower images packed into a $5 set... 2 large and 2 small.  One of each size is a solid image and the other is an outline image. 

I used the large and small outline flowers as the embellishments here.  I stamped right onto the larger felt flower with Dark Chocolate ink.  The little flowers are stuck to the tops of buttons for an extra detail.

A Modern Wood Mats image makes a simple and effective grounding image for the flower and the sentiment.

I was really into green with this release!  I love how much life it brought to this card.

And today's final project... a  Think Big Favorites #7 and Harvest Berries combo.
I threw in a little Fall Prints & Patterns patterned paper for good measure :)

I just love the size of the Think Big Favorites line.  Depending on the sentiment, they can take up a nice amount of real estate on a project.  That can make for a super quick project, which you know I love.

The ginkgo stems seemed to be just the right shape to really frame and draw the eye up and across the sentiment... that was a happy discovery.

I really wanted to make those leaves pop with some bright green color, so I die cut them in white, stamped them in New Leaf, then went right over the stamped image with some watercolor pencils... a darker green towards the base of the leaves and a brighter yellow tinged green at the tips.

A little brush over each flower with a water brush gave it a super simple watercolor effect for nearly zero effort :) I will definitely be using that trick again.

I loved how the leaves really popped off of that pumkin-y orange patterend paper so I decided to go the same route with the sentiment.  A little white embossing powder did the trick :)

That's it from me today... what did you think?

I'll be right back here tomorrow with another fun countdown post!
Happy weekend!

{Wishing You Well} card
Stamps - Flower Fusion #7, Think Big Favorites #7
CS - White, Soft Stone, Raspberry Fizz
Ink - http://www.papertreyink.com/pm_ink.html
Dies - Flower Fusion #7
Impression Plate - Canvas/Linen
Felt - Scarlet Jewel, Raspberry Fizz, Royal Velvet, Orange Zest
Ribbon - Scarlet Jewel satin

{Thinking of You!} card
Stamps - Flower Fusion #7, Modern Wood Mats
CS - Kraft
Ink - Dark Chocolate, Tea Dye Duo
Other - Vintage buttons (New Leaf); Button twine

{Birthday Wishes}
Stamps - Think Big Favorites #7, Harvest Berries
CS - Kraft
PP - Fall Prints & Patterns
Ink - New Leaf, VersaMark
Die - Harvest Berries
Other - Filigree White embossing powder; watercolor pencils


Kathy Mc said...

Great card designs and love those colorful tacos. How fun to see different color combos in action. Thanks for the tips on coloring and blending the gingko leaves. Super post on the new releases!

Ann said...

EEK! Jess I love those felt taco flowers - such an original but pretty shape - so William Morris! And love too the ginko leaves technique - thought I didn't want this set but I do now!

Gabby said...

I adore the way you used the FF#7 to create the felt flowers. I like the green on the kraft w/the woodgrain circle. The Birthday card is lucious! Neat cards! :)

itsallrosi said...

these are fantastic, Jessica!

Suzanne Russell said...

Wow, Jessica! Simple and fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kelly said...

your cards are always so stunning and simple (looking...but i know looks are seriously deceiving) and full of goodness that seems to be just right and i only wish i had thought of it first. love your cards today and also love the seriously cute, double stuffed hallowe'en cuties you made. do you honestly think they will still be around at the end of october? i don't think they would last until the end of august at my house!

Pamela A said...

Thank you for the tip on the coloring used on the ginko leaves, very elegant card with a minimal about of supplies needed for a big impact. As always, thank you sharing your fabulous talent with us all.

Unknown said...

Those taco flowers are truley amazing!I feel a bunch of cards with those on them in my future!!!Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Denise E said...

LOVE these cards! So cute, so simple, yet so beautiful! Thanks again for all your inspiration. You're such a great addition to the PTI DT! I'm so glad you've joined us (I mean them, of course) because your posts are so inspiring and also so comical. You're awesome! Thanks again. =o)

Tigriswillreign said...

That gingko card is FABULOUS! I love that combination of color! *sigh*
I was wondering if you'd be willing to add the Follow by Email gadget to your sidebar so that I might receive your wondrous genius to my Inbox?

bethann said...

love the felt tacos lol

Wendy ten Hove said...

These are gorgeous, Jess! Love the way you created your taco-flowers! Great colors!! And that last card is stunning!! Perfect!
Hugs, Wendy

Glenda J said...

Your felt flowers are amazing! Love the fun buttons and layout on the kraft card and the last one is so bright and fun! Great work.

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

This weekend I will be posting about unique felt projects, and I will be featuring your cute felt flower cards! Thanks for your inspiration. :)