Monday, 30 May 2011

Agapanthus Cards

I fell in love with the Stampendous Agapanthus Cluster stamp when I saw it and when I hit the web to buy it I was chuffed to find it in a cling version - yay!  What I didn't know at the time is that Stampendous also make a clear Agapanthus Thank You set - but of course, once I knew about it I just had to buy that too!

The first card I made is a Birthday RAK card using the Agapanthus Cluster stamp.  The card is a side opening A6 size made with SU! Baja Breeze CS.  I love Early Espresso with Baja Breeze and I used Whisper White as my neutral.  Before gluing the Espresso panel to the card I attached some narrow taffeta ribbon.  The sentiment was cut out with a Spellbinders Labels Trio die.  I rounded just the top right corners of the card.  The finishing touch to the card front was to add bling to the photo corner and the sentiment label.

Then I stamped the envelope flap and the inside of the card.

I've just sold some craft items on eBay and I always like to pop a thank you card in the package.  I used the Stampendous Agapanthus Thank You clear set to make these quick and simple cards.  I used the large flower plus the sentiment from the set for the cards and the double flower stem image for the front of the envelopes.  I made several of these, a few in each colour.

Supplies for birthday card:
Stamps: Stampendous Agapanthus Cluster, Hero Arts Sending Smiles Messages clear set
CS: SU! Baja Breeze, Early Espresso & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Baja Breeze & Early Espresso
Tools: SU! Photo Corners punch, Spellbinders Labels Trio dies, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon, clear gems

Supplies for thank you cards:
Stamps: Stampendous Agapanthus Thank You clear set
CS: PaperMania small scalloped square white card blanks
Ink: Memento Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Lulu Lavender, Grape Jelly,  Angel Pink & Rose Bud



asia3city said...

very nice cards, lovely stamps flower...

Sue said...

Wow super cards Ruth i just love the little thank you cards they are sooooooo sweet Luv Sue x