Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Beautious Blooms

I love the Full Bloom stamp from Stampendous! I an sure that I have will several more cards posted using this stamp. I really think this is one of my favorite cards that I have made so far. Could be the stamp, but I like the feeling of the entire piece. It was DH's idea to distress the blooms. (I always ask his opinion when I am thinking about what to do next. He says that I never take his advice when I ask for it. I did this time!)

The bloom stamp was stamped onto scrap white CS, colored with coral and celery and accented with the clear stardust pen. The blooms were cut out and distressed with basic brown. The vanilla panel was was stamped with flourishes, select flourishes were colored with turquoise and accented with clear stardust pen and the edges distressed with basic brown. The celery card base, polka dot grosgrain and tag were also distressed with basic brown. All pieces were layered together as pictured.

Stamps: Full Bloom (Stampendous), Flourishes (Rhonna Farrer), Fancy Flexible Phrases (Su)
Ink: Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Chestnut Roan (Chalk Ink), Basic Brown, Temping Turquoise
Paper: Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Scrap White, Vanilla Tag
Accessories: Stardust Gel Clear, Copper Brad (Making Memories), Chocolate Polka Dot Grosgrain

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Carte Postale Color Challenge

I decided to play with a new color combo today while Liam was sleeping. :) Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant and Certainly fun!

The stamp for the edges (Deco Deisgns - TAC) was colored with celery, black and ruby red and stamped on the vanilla card base. The flowers were watercolored in with eggplant and outlined with a gold gel pen. The eggplant circle was dotted with the gold gel pen, then embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The celery circle was stamped with leaves from the Carte Postale set, inked edges with celery and dotted with the gold gel pen. The ruby circle was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and edges inked in ruby red. The center image was stamped on vanilla CS watercolored with celery, ruby red and eggplant, then outlined in gold gel pen. The image cut out using a circle punch. Leaves were stamped on a scrap of vanilla, watercolored in celery and cut out. All circles were layered together. Sentiment (Butterfly Kisses - Papertrey) was stamped in black. The edges of the card base were inked in eggplant.

Stamps: Carte Postale (SU), Deco Design (TAC), Butterfly Kisses (Papertrey)
Ink: Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Colorbox Chalk Charcoal, Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Stardust Gold Gel Pen, Cutterbug Embossing Folder Textile

Thursday, June 07, 2007

TAC Deco Bird

After my month lag, I am back and making small strides to create amidst all of the feeding, burping and diaper changing going on at the Sweeney residence in the second month of little Liam's life with his mommy and daddy. My creations are being made during nap time in between laundry, dishes and vacuuming -- ok, I cheat on the MIL got us a Roomba. AWESOME!!!!

I purchased the Deco Designs set from The Angel Company several months back. This is the first time I have gotten it out since I cut it. Sad. I am in love with it! It has so much potential with a nice classic look.

A cameo coral circle was punched with the giga scallop circle punch. A certainly celery circle was punched with the mega scallop circle punch. The cameo coral circle was stamped in black with the leaf stamp. The celery circle was dotted with a Sakura Stardust Clear gel pen. The shimmery white paper was cut by the Fiskars circle cutter, stamped in black with the bird image - flowers colored with cameo coral and the edges were sponged in cameo coral. The three circle layers were adhered to each other.

The white card was stamped with the floral stamp near the edge of the card. The flowers were colored in with cameo coral with an adhesive rhinestone in the center of each flower. On a separate scrap I stamped the floral stamp again, colored the flower in coral and cut them out. One flower was attached to the shimmery white circle and one to the grosgrain ribbon using popdots.

The layered circles were attached to the card, then the ribbon. "Happiness" was stamped in black to finish off the card.

Stamps: Deco Designs (The Angel Company), "Happiness" (Stampin Up)
Ink: Cameo Coral, Black
Paper: White, Shimmery White, Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral
Supplies: Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Hero Arts Rhinestones, Sponges, Scallop Punches, Fiskars Circle Cutter

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