Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gardeners Know The Best Dirt!


Hi all!

It is Thursday which means it is time for another challenge over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog.  Being a brand new month we have a new challenge hostess which is Shirley Quarry.

This week Shirley has given us a fun sketch to play along with.

To create my card I used MFT Stamps new “PI – Mud Buddies” set which was released last night. This is such a fun set!

After die cutting my circle I used MFT Stamps Die-namics Cloud Trio Die to create masks of cloud shapes which I attached to my circle and then I airbrushed over this using my copic airbrush. I also used the Die-namics Scalloped Scallop Die to create another mask so that I could airbrush the dirt area. I then stamped the dirt from the set over the dirt area.

The bottom strip going across my card was created using MFT’s Die-namics Jumbo Scallop Die.

To create the tiny flowers in my garden, I used an Sizzlits flower die and then used the pink felt from My Favorite Felt - Banana Split felt pack … I am loving playing with this felt there are endless things you can do with it. To finish off the flowers I added pink swarovski crystals from Swarovski Crystal - Spring Collection.

I die cut another small cloud using the Die-namics Cloud Trio Die and then stamped the sentiment from “Clearly Sentimental About Summer Vacations” set … I thought this sentiment also worked for a garden scene as well as a vacation.


Here is the inside of my card. The sentiment is another from the Pure Innocence stamp set that I used for my card. And as you can see I used my Die-namic Jumbo scallop die again to create the border along the bottom.


Here is the sketch if you would like to play along this week.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: PI – Mud Buddies – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Sage; Pink; Koishi DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Circle Nestabilities; Die-namics Jumbo Scallop Die; Die-namics Cloud Trio Die; My Favorite Felt - Banana Split; Sizzlits Flower Die; Pink Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Swarovski Crystal - Spring Collection; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics



  1. The flowers in the garden are darling!

  2. Frances, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love love love this card!



  3. Frances this is soooo beautiful!

  4. How sweet and pretty, Frances! Love how you airbrushed the clouds and those tiny little flowers are perfect with this adorable image!

  5. So sweet, Frances! I really like the layered scallops!

  6. Oh, so cute. Love the pastel colors and your scallops. (had to get that die after seeing Cindy's card last week) Beautiful paper.

  7. this is such a sweet gardener's card...especially love the dimensional flowers at her feet

  8. AWWW this is so so cute!!! I love this card!!! I have to have some of these new PI images too :)!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hope you have fun with your new grandson!?! Hugs ~S~


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