This stamp set was a joy to work with. My mind was racing, thinking of all the color combos and patterned papers I could put to use with it. Putting together these few simple cards really made my day. I'm playing with the set again today, but for now, why don't I share with you, what I came up with yesterday?
I had a lot of fun with this one. Click on the image to get close in, to see the texture on the blue paper. It's raindrops and I got them on there by using my Fiskars Texture Plates in my Cuttlebug! I had never tried that, but had heard that it was possible. So, I pulled out my big ol' box of texture plates and viola'...it worked! Now I know all of you are very card saavy, but remember this is just my second year as a card-maker and I am still learning new things. So I was more than excited to be able to do this. I wanted to put jewels in each of the flower centers, but the ones I had were too big, so I went with a marker dot instead and put the jewels on the scallop humps. LOVE that sentiment. I have a cousin who always calls me dearie, so guess who gets that card?
Supplies-All PTI. cardstock:Raspberry Fizz, Spring Rain, Stampers Select White. stamp:Scattered Showers. inks:Spring Rain, Raspberry Fizz. Chocolate(CTMH). marker:Watermelon(CTMH). ribbon:Spring Rain. other:scallop edge punch and slot punch(SU!). Raindrops Texture Plate(Fiskars).little jewels from my stash. Cuttlebug(Provo Craft) Scor-Pal.
I used my square Nesties on this one. I really like stamping the umbrella tops, cutting them out, and popping them up on foam tape. The button you see, is from my grandmother's sewing basket. I think it's Bakelite or abalone, not your usual run of the mill plastic button. The thread was already in it too, so instead of changing it, I just went with it.
Supplies-All PTI. cardstock:Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Kraft. inks:Summer Sunrise. Chocolate(CTMH). ribbon:chocolate grosgrain(Offray).Cuttlebug(Provo Craft) Swiss Dots embossing folder(Provo Craft). Scor-Pal.
And the last one...
Isn't this one sweet? I LOVE it! It's that yummy Porcelain paper from Basic Grey that does it. In the photo it is looking a bit washed out, I will try to adjust that later, but believe me, it is so soft and pretty IRL. I stamped this umbrella image in a soft green, I thought black would be too harsh. I used the same green for the handle and the sentiment to really bring attention to it.
Supplies-cardstock:Stampers White(PTI). Pink Pirouette(SU!) Garden Green(CTMH). paper: Porcelain(Basic Grey). ink:Garden Green(CTMH). other: pearls(Martha Stewart). ribbon from my stash. Scor-Pal.
I really did enjoy playing with this set and I will have a few more cards to share with you in upcoming days.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me today. Thank you for your comments too, I really appreciate them! Until next time...