Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thank you Mr. Brown

I have been a busy beaver today! My UPS man (thank you Mr. Brown!) brought me my new catalog goodies this morning - right after my DH left for a day of skeet shooting, so I had the day all to myself!! I got 4 new stampsets, 2 punches, 2 packages of Designer Paper, 2 spools of ribbon, Felt Flowers, rub on's and filigree brads!! Here are a few cards I made today using my new goodies. These are some of the cards we will be working on next Tuesday night at my Card Buffet. If you are in the area and want to come, let me know!!

I am loving this card!! The stamp set used was Dreams du Jour with Pink Pirouette cardstock. The front has 3 layers - the pink pirouette cs; Bella Designer Paper; and on the top Vellum held together with 2 pink brads. To get the square scallop, I cut a square 2 3/4" and used the new Scallop Punch on all 4 sides. By centering the pink square in the punch, you leave the little connecting piece on all 4 corners.
This card uses Eastern Blooms stamp set. Cardstock and ink used - Taken With Teal; Shimmery White; Certainly Celery & Chocolate Chip. I used Dazzling Diamonds Embossing Powder on the large flower in the corner and curled the petals up. In the middle of the flower is one of the felt flowers and a brad. "Hugs and Kisses" is actually a rub on from the Chit Chat set. This will be a very versatile rub on set I think.

This card uses the stamp set Fresh Cuts and the petal punched note cards. I stamped in Elegant Eggplant, going over the solid petals with my marker to make them stand out more. I punched a flower out of Elegant Eggplant with the 5-Petal Punch to put behind the center petal with a Rhinestone Brad in the center. I put Old Olive on the inside of the card - using dimensionals. I used the Oval Punches for "for you." And the ribbon is the gorgeous new Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon.

This card is using the darling Sock Monkey. I stamped him in Chocolate Chip on Vanilla cardstock and colored him with markers. I used the Tab Punch with red eyelets and on the side, I used the slot punch with red grosgrain ribbon. The banana is on with dimensionals.

This card uses Life's A Breeze. This is the stamp set I got with my SAB rewards. Isn't it fun and sparkly??

I think this is my favorite stamp set! I wasn't too sure when I first saw it in the catalog because it is so large, but I have seen some great cards using it. It is called Inspired by Nature. I stamped the image with Versamark on Designer Paper (Pacific Point Patterns - page 171) and embossed with white embossing powder. I also used one of my new filigree brads on this one.



Unknown said...

Sharon...I just love what you did with the scallop punch to frame your image. Great job, and very imaginative!

Lisa H. said...

LOVE this! It is my new favorite stamp set and you made it look wonderful. great job!

Lisa H. said...

oops, guess I should have specified you did have four amazing cards in this one post. I especially loved the Inspired by Naute card. Hugs!