In making these cards I had a hard time, keeping the embellishments and fine detail to a minimum, other wise I would have been selling cards that took me 3 hours to make for $1.50 (ouch). In the end I decided to pick a couple of different designs and see how many different looks I could get using different stamps, and papers.
This is the first 3 I did. The paper used was Blue Ribbon, Outdoor Denim, Cranberry and White Daisy Cardstock, Stamp Sets: For Every Occassion, Playful Flourishes, A Love, Just Be You, Dainty thoughts, True Friends, Outdoor Denim & Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon, foundry plate from Outdoor denim Mini Medley. These are all based on the Upper Level Focus card from the Originals Book.
|Paper Used Twitterpatted, Sorbet Chocolate, and Colonial White Cardstock|
Say It In Style, and Treasure Life Stamp Sets
Chocolate, Desert Sand and Sweet Leaf Inks
|Paper Used: You Rock, Smokey Plum Card & White Daisy Stock|
Danity Thoughts and Just Be You Stamp Sets
Outdoor Denim, Smokey Plum and Goldrush inks
Navy Ribbon from Pat Catans
|Paper: That's Amore|
Blush, Chocolate, Colonial White Cardstock
Spring Blossom Just Blooms
Stamp Sets: Treasures, Say It In Style
|Papers Used: Grace Carstock, Cocoa, Sunflower, Colonial White Inks: Cocoa, Barn Red, Bamboo|
Stamps Sets: Treasures, Say It In Style!
Clear Irredescent Embossing Powder by Ranger
The Next Card was one of those fun to embellishbut took forever to create cards. If you know me you know I love creating fine detail and 3-D objects like these butterflies. I stamp the butterfly from the Dreams Petite Perks Stamp Set in Black & Versa Mark on Vellum, I them Heat embossed them using a Hallographic Embossing Powder. Once they were Embossed I sponged Orange ink over them to give them color. I then cut out the butterflies including their antenea. Once my background was finished I stamped 3 butterflies in chocolate on my background and then using liquid glass applied only to the bodies and the antenea I glued the butterflies ove the stamped butterflies. Once the liquid glas was dry I gently folded the wings up giving the illusion that the butterflies were flying off the page. For the background of the page i spnged Creme' Brulee all over a piece of Colonial White Cardstock, then I Stamped the flowers from Treasure Life in Sorbet and Creme Brulee.
|Paper Used: Twitterpatted, Chcolate, and Colonial White Cardstock, Vellum|
Stamp Sets: Treasure Life, & Dreams Petite Perks
Inks: Creme Brulee, Chcolate, Sorbet, Black, Versa Mark
Hallographic Embossing Prowder from Ranger
|Close up of the butterflies|
|Another Close up of the butterflies|