Both these cards are based on the sketch over at LilyBean's Paperie, but that's where the similarities end!
This first card is definitely "scrappy" - all patterned papers and not a single stamp in sight. It was fun to make, and I know my niece will love it! The sentiment is a rub-on from American Crafts, and the papers are all BasicGrey LilyKate. I created the scalloped edge along the bottom with SU's slot punch, and piled seed beads on to the center of the prima flower (adhered with matte accents from Ranger)
The second card is all about stamping and I challenged myself to use only cardstock. I did have to reverse the order of the main panel and oval accent, but otherwise left it alone. I pulled out some floral smARTworks' sets, and chose to use Rose Trio #3 and Stem Duo. I stamped the flower using versamagic wheat and thatched straw, then palette sunflower as the final color; the leaves were stamped with versamagic tea leaves, and I used vm sahara sand for the sentiment. I split the sentiment using the stamp-a-ma-jig, and then cut it out using an old sizzix die.As I palyed with all the elements, the flower was looking rather stark, so I chalked around the image, and was very pleased with the outcome. I pulled out some crocheted looking lace from my stash, and it finished off the card beautifully. I love how all the muted tones came together on this one!