Archive for July, 2008

Holy Batman!!

Ok – DH and I saw the new Batman movie yesterday, thus the title of this post!!  But when I saw what Sharon Johnson was offering as blog candy I could not resist!!  Check out her blog post link below and see the huge offering!


July 22, 2008 at 5:04 pm 1 comment

With Gratitude

Saying thank you is easy to do with this great new set just release by Flourishes, called, well Thank You It contains a panel of thankful phrases and two sentiments done in beautiful calligraphy.  Along with those stamps are two elegant tulip images.  This card started with SU’s basic grey card stock.  A piece of pink paper from the Basic Grey Sultry line was stamped with the tulip image in grey.  I started the main image by stamping the tulip on a white panel, then masking just the blossom using Eclipse masking tape – which is one the the best products around if you do any kind of masking!.  Once the mask was in place, I stamped the word panel over it in grey.  Then I set out to color the flower.  I used Twinkling H2O’s – Pink Azelea, Sunflower and Moss Green – all from the Mini pot collection #1251.  The photo never shows the pretty shimmery look of the twinks – but IRL the colors just pop!  Here is a look at the close up, the twinkling H2O’s that were used and what the rest of the stamp set looks like.



Thanks for stopping by – happy stamping!

July 10, 2008 at 3:15 am 9 comments

Poppy Patch

Today Flourishes issues three new summertime sets – and I want to take time over the next few days to show you them.  First is Poppy Patch – a wonderful set of poppy flowers, buds, leaves and sentiments created by Marcy Hawley.  I lived in California for many years and have wonderful memories of taking a drive on the weekends just to look at the poppies as they were in their height of bloom.  The vivid orange blossoms against a field of green always made me smile.  For my card, I wanted to go softer, so I started with Guava textured cardstock as the base card, mounted a panel of white on top.  I created the main piece on regular guava cardstock and stamped and embossed it in white, using Brilliance Moonlight White ink and Ranger Seafoam White embossing powder.  I have several white inks but  found that embossing in white gives a much more vivid white than merely stamping.  I sponged white around the edges.  Ribbon was wrapped around the corners – white satin with a guava looking ribbon on top of that.  Both ribbons were found in my stash and I don’t know where I got them, but I was thrilled when I found ribbon to match the paper!  The half pearls were just the right touch to finish off the card. 

Here is what the full set looks like.  Thanks for checking in and happy stamping!

July 9, 2008 at 6:28 am 7 comments

Sneak Peeks at new releases….And blog candy!

It’s been such a fun month for me!  I’ve actually been able to do more stamping lately and wanted to pass on a few sneak peeks of the stamp sets that are being released by Flourishes on Wednesday!!

Now, I can’t tell you anything except that they are gorgeous images and so easy to use.  Here are just a couple of bits and pieces to get your curiosity going!!  Check back here or on the Flourishes Store on Wednesday for the full reveal!







Now – for those of you who like blog candy, be sure to visit Susan Roberts blog and check out what she is offering!


July 7, 2008 at 9:04 am 2 comments

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