Saturday, May 9, 2009

Crystal French's Reinker Spread Technique Card

Hi Everyone and Happy Mother's Day!
This technique has taken the stamping world by storm!! I have the unique pleasure to let you know that my BFF Crystal French came up with technique!!! She is an AWESOME stamper!!
The roses are from the Fifth Avenue Floral collection. Using Shimmer White cardstock, you emboss the stamp in white. After it has cooled off, heavily spritz the cardstock (you want puddles of water on it). I used Riding Hood Red, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron reinkers for this card. Just touch your aqua pen in the reinker and dab it onto the cardstock. The color will spread where the water wants it to go. Just keep touching color on the flowers until you have the desired effect. Let it dry completely. I punched the leaves from the Birds & Blooms Sizzlits die cuts. Of course, I had to use my favorite Top Note die. The mother's day stamp is from All Holidays. I popped the roses with dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by!!
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral and All Holidays
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Shimmer White
Ink: Versamark, Rose Red; Riding Hood Red, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron reinkers
Accessories: White embossing powder, Top Note and Birds & Blooms dies, Big Shot, dimensionals.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Very Versatile Sympathy Card

This is a card I did for a swap from the Occasions Mini. I stamped the flower and sentiment from the stamp set, Very Versatile, in Cameo Coral. I punched the eyelet lace punch (don't you just love this punch???) in Cameo Coral cardstock and used the designer paper, Walk in the Park. The flower and sentiment are popped with dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp set: Very Versatile
Cardstock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral; Walk in the Park designer series paper
Ink: Cameo Coral
Accessories: Eyelet Lace Punch; dimensionals

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Two Days in a Row!!!

This has got to be a record, me posting two days in a row.

This card was made with Echos of Kindness, which is a Level 2 hostess set. I stamped the flowers with Black Staz-on and colored the flowers with Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Certainly Celery markers. I left white space in the flowers here and there. The words were stamped with Basic Black and mounted with dimensionals. The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch. The brads are Pretty in Pink.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Stamp Set: Echoes of Kindness
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Black Staz-on, Basic Black; Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Certainly Celery markers
Accessories: Pretty in Pink brads, piercing kit, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, dimensionals

The Swiss Cheese Brain Strikes Again!!!

Where does the time go? I didn't realize a MONTH had passed since I last posted!!!
Anywho . . . this is a layout on a card I got from Tara Bazata, who is my upline, upline, upline (you get it). I changed my colors to use the Bella Rose paper. I'm going to weep when that designer paper goes away. I just love it.
The stamp behind the die cut daisies is from Priceless. The brad is from the Flower Designer Brads on page 175. I die cut two medium daisies and one small daisy and offset them. I attached them to the Priceless swirl piece, and then popped them with dimensionals on the card.
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Stamp Set: Priceless
Cardstock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red; Bella Rose Designer Series Paper
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Flower Designer Brads and dimensionals