Monday, September 1, 2008

Some new stamping from this week

I have to admit that I love this new set! I love the Upsy Daisy set & I am extra excited because I got it *on sale*! Isn't that a woman's favorite thing to do? So here's something I did with it: I used Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, and Tempting Turquoise for my colors throughout. The woohoo colors on the daisy image was accomplished using my very refined finger eraser method. ;-P I inked the whole stamp with Kiwi Kiss & then used my finger to rub off the ink from the flowers.I used a sponge dauber to color the flowers with Tempting Turquoise & then went along the edges of them with Pacific Point. I did the same with the greeting. I used my cuttlebug Stylized Flowers background for embossing. A little glitter finished things off!
The one above was a birthday card for my future brother-in-law. I used all retired stamps on it using only black ink for the images. I brayered with my retired November spectrum pad onto the kraft cardstock. For extra oomph, I punched & threaded some natural hemp through.
Yeah, another Upsy Daisy card. Using Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, and Chocolate Chip. Simple & yet so cute!! Love this set!

...and another...This one I kept extra simple since it was a bit more of a serious occasion, but cute nonetheless, huh?
I *really* can't get enough, can I? Here's how to get this cute card:

You can see it took me some practice to get it just the way I liked it :O) I ended up going with the bottom left one after all my hair-brained ideas fizzled.
Here's how I masked each frame so that I could use the big daisy image without getting interference from the other daisies. My mask was cut from cardstock vellum & I actually cut inside the frame's line so that when I stamped, it wouldn't go over the line of the frame & left it looking neater. See?'s what you do with ribbon scraps when you're stamping & bothered by mundane details like hair!
I cut around the frame with my scissors & then stuck it onto some Basic Gray cardstock before using the Curly Label punch to punch the whole thing out. I then punched it again in the front of the card & actually mounted the punched image *through* the window so that it lines up when the card is closed and is inside for the recipient to have happy little something when they open the card.


Rose said...

I love the first card!