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...)