Good morning all!
My apologies for the hiatus. I know I haven’t been very visible lately and I’m blaming it on a number of things, not the least of which is a lack of stamping mojo. Add in some travel for work, a hectic couple of weeks at work and the loss of our dog Buster and you get a lot of nothing creative.
I’m back this week with a hot new stamp set though and I had some fun playing with it so maybe the mojo is coming back. : )
This week I am featuring the set
My first card was a lot of fun to create and I’m a little sad that I didn’t think to do more than one of them . I had a good time using sponge daubers to color in the flowers and am really happy with the pop of colors. How gorgeous would this be in pinks and purples? Wow right?
My card base is a half sheet of Old Olive. I stamped the flower in Old Olive along all the edges to create my background then layered the punched panel of Crumb Cake. I punched the lower edge using the scallop edge punch but left the top edge plain.
The floral panel was stamped on white with Memento Tuxedo Black as was the little sentiment oval. Note, to color the flowers I created a mask of the flower and used that to protect the areas outside of the flower borders when I sponged. I worked from the outside in and used Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo ink in that order. When I was all done, I sponged around the flowers with Crushed Curry. The flowers are darker because I saturated the color quite a bit when I sponged them.
I also sponged the sentiment tag, punched it with a large oval punch and then layered it on a Lots of Tags Label 2 Sizzlet piece of Crumb Cake. The ribbon is threaded through holes in either end of the tag and then tied around the card front.
Finally, to bring out the flower centers a little more, I used a white gel pen to accent them
My second card enticed me to pull out my Copic markers. I recently made a trip out to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum where inspiration for coloring flowers truly abounds. All I can say about this year’s flowers is WOW. There are some real beauties on display right now.
Taking that inspiration to heart, I colored the flower spray using a couple shades of violet and green and then die cut the piece using the Framelits Labels Collection. This piece was layered on a Certainly Celery panel that was cut slightly larger using the same die set and then given a pass through the Big Shot with my Dots embossing folder.
My card base is a half sheet of Rich Razzleberry. The white panel in the center was embossed using the Square Lattice folder and then followed by a strip of DP from My Mind’s Eye Happy Go Lucky collection.
The sentiment was stamped, punched and layered up on dimensionals and a few pearls finish the whole thing off.
For this one, the flower is stamped on ivory and then layered on a slightly larger square of Chocolate Chip. The leaves were stamped and cut out separately so that I could attach them after coloring them and the flower. I put a couple of thick dimensionals under the ends so they would stay up off the card for a nice 3D effect.
The card itself was a piece I had from another project and it wasn’t quite 8.5 inches wide so I scored it at 4-1/4 and then layered a panel of DP from the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neoplitan collection on the inside. Over that I layered another square of ivory just a little larger than the front one with a square of Certainly Celery and adhered that on the inside. When the card is closed, the inside square serves as another layer behind the front one.
For this one, I stamped the sentiment directly on the DP that was layered inside the card since it was a lighter colored pattern.
Thanks for dropping in today, and for sticking with me while I’ve been away!
Have a great week!
This week’s supplies:
S: Peaceful Petals, Stampendous Friendly Phrases
P: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, white, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery, My Mind’s Eye Happy Go Lucky DP, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Ivory, American Crafts: Dear Lizzy Neopolitan
I: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
A: gems, ribbon, sponge daubers, large, medium and small oval punches, 1/8 inch circle punch, Sizzlet Lots of Tags Label 2, Scallop edge punch, white gel pen, Square Lattice embossing folder, Framelits Labels Collection dies, Dots embossing folder, foam dimensionals, pearls
Copics: V09, RV34, YG95, YG93, YR68, Y17, E55, E44, G43, G99