Thursday, July 2, 2009

Love this Primitive Flower Stamp!

Hello All! I colored this stamp PRIMITIVE FLOWERS a few weeks ago when I got home from the big stamping expo in Massachusetts. I got a pallet of pearl paints while I was there and, well, everything I colored that week got at least a smidge of pearliness. (New word) :)

For this card, I used a digi stamp from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I printed the image on cream card stock and colored it with my Bic Mark Its, highlighting areas with white pearl paints. For the card base I used cream card stock also. I folded a whole sheet in half lengthwise. Next I trimmed a piece of color core paper to the same size (11x 4 1/4) and ran it through the CuttleBug, embossing it with the swirls folder. Since it is so long, you have to emboss each end and meet up in the middle. Once the paper is embossed, sand off the embossed swirls and the second color will peek through. Trim the (folded) card stock base to 7 3/4 x 4 1/4 and trim the embossed paper to the same size. Attach maroon ribbon and bow to embossed panel and adhere that to base. Attach matted stamp to card front. Add Martha Steward Pearls to front. Die cut heart using chipboard and book page with CuttleBug and stamp LOVE (studio g). Use black ink to edge heart and pop dots to attach to card front.

I decided to use the scraps right away, instead of tossing them in my already overflowing scrap drawer! I trimmed the leftover color core panel down and adhered it to the scrap of cardstock. I stamped a bird (inkadinkado) with cream ink on a scrap of brown paper and trimmed around it. I attached the bird to the card front with a few pop dots and stuck a small sticker in the corner. Two MS pearls finished it off! This card measures 4 1/4 x 3 1/4. Now I have a small gift card to add to my stash, not more scraps!

Don't forget to do the blog hop and see who has this week's freebie stamp and check out all the beautiful creations Lindsay's Design Team members have posted this week. Welcome to Melissa and Leanne, our two newest members! Leave them all some love and let them know what you think! Happy 4th!!!!

Cindi - Guest Designer for June! (Sadly, this is Cindi's last week with us. sniff...)


Anonymous said...

WOWZERS these are just gorgeous! You are on a roll my friend! Love the colors!

Leanne said...

Wow! These two cards turned out just gorgeous! Great job on the coloring of the stamp and love the embossing!! I need to start doing that also my scrap piles are getting to high! TFS! Happy 4th!

Anonymous said...

Well done Tracey, love the embossing and the pearliness LOL!

LINDA said...

These are both beautiful..Really love the flower one..Lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

Tamara Bennett said...

Oooh how pretty! I've got this image printed out and colored, but I haven't been inspired yet for how to use it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Margie said...

These are soooo soft and pretty! Beautiful!

Melissa Craig said...

Awesome! I love these images! In fact I grabbed one of them last night to play with.

Kim Nath said...

Love your cards. The background looks so great with the lighter color on the embossed part and I think the flowers are probably my favorite LSS stamp so far.

Olena said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! ~Olena~

ljurecek said...

Love this in all it "pearly" glory! Really looks like you spent a lot of time on these cards! Love that embossed background.

Karen said...

Great cards, Tracey! Love the texture, your pearly painted flowers, and the pearls themselves! That ribbon is really pretty with the background. :>

Renu (midnitecreations) said...

This is gorgeous. I love the background along with the flowers.

Cindi said...

don't cry Tracey, you can't get rid of me, lol!!!
I love the cards