Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Just playing


Supplies: Hero Arts CG194 Stencil Flower, CG118 Stripes Pattern, CG119 Flourish Background, CL447 Beautiful Peacocks (sentiment), white and aqua cardstock, tumbled glass and broken china distress inks, versafine onyx black and versamark inks, white embossing powder, turquoise ribbon, Martha Stewart doily punch

I decided to pull out this big Stencil Flower cling stamp and play with it a bit.  I stamped it on white paper, colored it with a combination of tumbled glass and broken china distress inks, then spritzed it with perfect pearls in water and after drying, added some colored pencil details.  On Jennifer McGuire's blog today, she had some cards using a striped stamp, and that gave me the idea to use my big background stamps for behind the flower.  I love the effect of little pin stripes and lace!  Then all I had to do was add some ribbon and pearls and the sentiment. 

Supplies:  Hero Arts CG194 Stencil Flower, CG 118 Stripes Pattern, CL173 Simple Messages, white cardstock, carnation layering paper, Basic Grey Porcelain designer paper, versafine onyx black, spun sugar and worn lipstick distress inks, Martha Stewart pansy punch

And here is version #2, using spun sugar and worn lipstick distress inks to color the flower and to stamp the background.  This time I added a fabric flower to the center of my stamped flower and some pink-dotted black designer paper from the Basic Grey porcelain paper pad, following Jennifer's lead to use a bit of designer paper with my stamping.

19 comments:

Caryl W said...

they are both totally awesome!!! I was checking flickr when your blue one came on. I love all the details on both of these!!

Nancy said...

Amazing, Lin! There is never a misstep with your delightful style...these 2 lovelies are proof!
bless you!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards, Lin! Beautiful job with the distress inks!

Donna said...

Nice Job Lin, they are both gorgeous!! All your work lately has been so pretty, not that it is not other times, your work is always above and beyond, guess I just like your style and choices of colors, I kind of play a game with myself when looking at cards, I try not to look at the names, and guess who made them and I come pretty close most of the time especially with you and Barb and some times Grammy Sue and Stampin suz, and a few others.
Keep up the good work!!
Donna

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love the two different effects with the same stamps. Lovely distressing!

Hannah said...

Beautiful cards, Lin! i'm sure the effect of the pearl-mist make them even more shimmery in real life. Love seeing those stripes - reminds me to dust off mine! have a wonderful night lin! :)

AnitaRex said...

I love how you colored them before you sprayed it! I am going to try that next! Gorgeous Lin! :>

kath said...

more beautiful cards lin....love your gorgeous flowers and they are great with the stripes...hugs kath xx

donna mikasa said...

You play very nicely with your stamps! I love both your cards, and the blue one is definitely a "Lin"!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful! Love the colors! You make me want to get the stripes stamp!

Barb said...

I love what happens when you "just play" Lin! These are both so pretty! Love the pink one and how you added the extra paper flower!

Leni said...

Love both of the cards! The colors and the patterns at each card match perfect.Great!

Michele said...

Both of these are beautiful!!!

Tanya said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, I love that big flower!

Jacqueline said...

Good morning Lin - your blue card is gorgeous - and congrats with your ribbon win!!

CinnamonSally said...

Beautiful Lin, your cards are always so pretty, I really love the blue one, and now I really need the stripe stamp lol.

Tiffany said...

They are both so delightful, I love the sentiment embossed in white! Another floral stamp I need now! ;)

Alice Wertz said...

these are so pretty, Lin! you have been making such beautiful cards with this stamp and I really think i'll have to get it!! =)

Heather Maria said...

These are both absolutely gorgeous Lin! Love them!