Saturday, May 15, 2010

Stampin', Stampin', Stampin'!

Yea! I finally got some time to stamp! There were some really good challenges out there this week, so I had a lot of motivation. Now that my ink pad holder is finished, I deserved some time to play.

This is for Susan's (LateBlossom) OLW blog challenge to use ribbon on a one layer card with no other embellishments if you can help it. It was difficult for me, but I was able to get by without using anything else but the ribbon.

I added some highlights to the flower with my Sakura white gel pen.  SU!'s vanilla ribbon is a pretty good match for so saffron ink.

Supplies used:
Stamps - The art of life, Hero Arts sentiment
Paper - GKD PL white
Ink - so saffron, Memento black
Accessories - grosgrain ribbon, white gel pen, SAMJ

For my next card, I combined three challenges from SCS; CAS66 was an inspiration challenge based on a sketch by Kelly (kmahany), CC270 Mambo suede with a wood grain dessert option, and WT270 edge distressing.  Isn't this little stinker cute?

Not only does the image have wood grain, but I made my own by dragging the soft suede ink pad down a strip of suede cardstock.  The image was watercolored with an aquapainter and reinkers.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Hambo Stamps
Paper - GKD PL white, soft suede, kraft
Ink - soft suede
Accessories - soft suede, melon mambo and creamy caramel reinkers, aquapainter, HS edge distressing tool, dauber, mini pop dots, SAMJ

Here's one more super quick card I made tonight.

This was for a challenge to myself to use any new toys before they gather dust!  I finally received my butterfly embosslits die after it was on backorder, and tried it out tonight.  I love it!!!  I ran the butterfly through my Cuttlebug first, then stamped it with the butterfly accent stamp inked in riding hood red.  It gives the butterfly a lot more dimension with the embossing.  Add a few half pearls and some ribbon, and you have a 10 minute card!

Supplies used:
Stamps - butterfly accent, teeny tiny wishes
Paper - GKD PL white, riding hood red
Ink - Memento black, riding hood red
Accessories - butterfly embosslits die, Cuttlebug, half pearls, ribbon, dimensionals, SAMJ

Thanks for stopping by.  Make it a great day!



Susan Raihala said...

Wow, all three cards are fabulous! I particularly like the colors on the first, the wood look on the second (and your coloring is fab, too!), and the stunning simplicity of the third!

Alanna Harris said...

fabulous cards...I am in love with your butterfly is simply stunning!!

donna mikasa said...

love all your cards; the butterfly is my fave!

Emma Lockley said...

Stunning work, i will be following your blog from now on, so glad i found you! your One layer cards are stunning. I especially love the butterfly
love emma xxx

Dallas said...

All of them are great but I LOVE the butterfly card :o)

Ali Manning said...

All three cards are wonderful! I especially like the one-layer beauty!