9/03/2007

Play time!

What's a holiday weekend without a little stamping time? I had a little trouble finding my mojo, but finally got rolling tonight. I ordered some ginormous flowers a while back and have been itching to try this! I was looking for flowers comparable to the large ones in the Pretties Kit from SU!. I found Heidi Swapp ones from Joann's in almost the same size. But, along with those, I found these huge ones! I got white, of course, so I could color them to match my SU! paper!

The idea that came to me with these was to try a background stamp. Wha-lah! It works! I used the Paisley here with the Purely Pomegranate ink & cardstock. I did the huge flower first, then added a smaller one colored with PP ink. It still seemed a little bare so I dug out a small white flower from the Pretties Kit and layered it all together with a brad in the center. I did sponge the edge of the huge flower with some PP ink. Not too bad!

I tried again with the Fine Lace background and Elegant Eggplant ink. This looks a little dark in the scan but isn't so IRL. I did the background on the EE cardstock, as well as the huge flower. I added a smaller flower with brad for the center. I like this too, but a brighter color may have been a better choice! I'll keep playing-I have 98 more flowers!!!

I've had one more thing I've been meaning to try-and I finally made time tonight! Chipboard! I've had some hanging around here for quite a while, but never accomplished anything with it! For this card, I started with the new textured CS from SU! You can't really see that in the scan, but it's there. I like the look it gives! I took the chipboard flower and covered it with Lavender Lace CRAFT ink, then dumped on the Hologram Highlights embossing powder and heat set. Love it-VERY sparkly! I added a brad to the flower, a simple stem saying and a small bit of ribbon. Simple and Sweet!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to be back soon! I'm trying hard to get back in my routine of making something each evening.

2 comments:

diane mcvey said...

WOOHOO! I LOVE them all! The background stamping is awesome, the flowers look SO good! And the chipboard card is precious, love the dimension on it...glad you got to play! Thanks for sharing these FABULOUS creations!!! :)

lacyquilter said...

Love the stamped flowers.