April 4, 2012

Inspired by...Cathy *Day 3*

I love this colorful and cheery set of cards by Cathy Fong:
As always her coloring is full of life!
Here's my take:

The card bases were cut using Tim Holtz Alterations die Vintage Cabinet Card using Penny Black Mix and Match cardstock. I distressed this cardstock using Forest Moss, Seedless Preserves, and Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  I then stamped it using Penny Black 40-106 Paisley, stamping with the same colors as the distressing.  The floral panels were cut from Spellbinders Deckled Edge Ovals and stamped with Penny Black 3872H Astilbe and 40-111 Breezy.  I colored the stamps with a combination of Marvy markers and Stamper's Big Brush markers and then "huffed" on the stamps before stamping.  Next I lightly stamped these pieces using Penny Black 1999L Letter Background inked with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, removing some ink with a baby wipe before stamping.  Sentiment by Penny Black 30-104 Sweet Wishes.

Thanks so much for your visit and for your sweet comments! See you soon with another FAB card by Cathy Fong!

10 comments :

Isha said...

Oh Jill Your cards are simply stunning. I love them so so much. Cathys cards are lovely too. Looking forward to day 4 now:)

Kathy said...

Love these cards, Jill! They are so pretty and colorful. I love your background stamping because it just adds a little extra surprise to them!

Paula (PEP) said...

I gulped when I saw how you'd used Cathy's 'cute' cards as inspirationf for your 'floral' cards. That letter background is such a useful stamp & I do like the interest you achieve with your tone on tone stamping.
Paula (PEP)

Katie said...

Cathy's animals are quite cute, like her bright colors.
Like all the layers that you can see in your cards,

Simone said...

These are so beautiful Jill! I love the bright colours and the shape of those card bases are so fun!

artistamyjo said...

Nice, Love them all !

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fabulous sets Cathy and Jill!! Jill you never cease to amaze me with how your creative eye sees different ways to interpret a design!

MaryH said...

Just love these cards. They look so 'springish' and fresh. I especially like the deckled ovals with the card shapes. TFS

Chelsea said...

I love these!!

Cathy A said...

These look fabulous Jill