Saturday, July 28, 2007

I do remember how to stamp!

I told you I would spend today stamping! O.k. so I didn't spend the whole day, just a few hours. But here are my results. First of all, for the last couple of days I have been helping a friend make some annoucements for her upcoming sealing (wedding). Here are our end results. Most of it was my idea but it was her idea to do the ribbon weaving on the top which I think is the best part!
I used heartfelt thanks on WW cardstock in Pale Plum ink for the main part and then perfect plum ink for the the outline, then use Mellow Moss ink for the center of the flower. Then I used stickles on the center to give it some pop. Mounted all this onto Pale Plum Cardstock and then Amber (my friend) got some really pretty ribbon that was very close to pale plum in color. She printed her info onto Vellum and we layered that on the rest of the card. We punched holes using the rectangular handheld punch on the top (6 holes in all) and then we weaved the ribbon through, attached each side to the back and added a bow. They are so stunning IRL. Here is a pic of under the vellum.
I also stamped, like I said, my DH's anniversary card. It will get to him a few days after our actual Anniversary though. Anyhow, we are going on 6 years and our wedding colors were purple and green.
For this card I used the Lion from a set from TAC (I can't remember the name). I used the flowers from that set and stamped them in versamark ink on Pale Plum cardstock. Then I wanted them to stand out a little more so I brushed Pale Plum chalks over it to make them stand out more. Then I divided the top and bottom with white grosgrain ribbon. I then stamped my Lion in Staz-On black in and watercolored the Lion using watercolor crayons and an aquapainter. Then I went to attach the image and decided it needed something else. So I remembered a card I had gotten recently in a swap that had photo corner type things under one layer. It set it off so nicely. So I added Mellow Moss pieces to the corner. Then I stamped Happy Anniversary from the hugs and wishes set (SU) on the bottom right corner and decided it needed pop so I added stickles to the middle of the flowers. On the inside I stamped "I wouldn't mind being lonely if you were here to keep me company." from the In My Thoughts set from SU.

Next I stamped cards for a few ladies in my church. I wanted to use my new In Colors cardstock from SU. I used Groovy Guava for the base. Then I took a layer of Blue Bayou and stamped the flowers from Loads of Love on it using Versamark. Then I added the white grosgrain ribbon to the BB layer. Then I punched my Very Vanilla using the Tab Punch and added it to the right hand bottom corner of the BB cardstock. Added brads and stamped just a note from All Year Cheer 3. I then added all of this to the card base. I stamped the truck and the flowers in the back of the truck using staz-on and then watercolored them using watercolor crayons and an aquapainter. Then added this under the ribbon. And there you have it! Done!

I'm quite pleased with my attempts today. Nice to know I haven't completely lost my mojo!


Dorinda said...

WOW!! Sharon everything is just Beautiful!!

kathy said...

As usual they are beautiful. Great job on the announcemnts

Jen said...

They're all lovely!! Now don't overdo it unpacking the rest of your house!!!

Jenn said...

WOW!! Those announcements are jaw dropping gorgeous!
Love the other ones too! Just soooo cuuuute!!

SuseADoodle said...

Love your anniversary card. Hadn't thought of using him (the lion) in that particular way before.

As a TheAngelCompany(tm) Angel (who still buys SU! stamps too) I love seeing "our" stuff as I wander through blog-dom.

He he.

Love the announcements too.

Wonderful work!