Stamping in the Rain

Monday, May 30, 2011

Nautical Dreams

Here's a masculine card I made at Stamp Camp, I really love the ledger background stamp from The Open Sea set.  The 'ribbon' in the back is actually a thin strip of some of the new Nautical Expedition DSP and so is the piece cut out with the new Postage Stamp Punch from the Summer Mini Catalog.  The sentiment is from the Word Play stamp set.  I thought this was a good card for this special day.  Happy Memorial Day!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Watercolor Flowers

OK, I love this card, BUT...I totally messed up the butterfly, lol.  I made this at Stamp Camp where we were supposed to use glitter, but my butterfly was still wet from watercoloring with my AquaPen and ink...did you know you can't put glitter on wet paper?  Well, you can't.  Or this happens.  LOL.  Oh well, you get the idea.  Also I forgot to add his little midsection with his antennae.  Whoo boy, poor butterfly!

Anyhow, I love this technique.  I tore a piece of scratch paper and held it down while sponging over the stamped flowers from the Flower Fest stamp set.  I used those beautiful new colors...Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo.  The sentiment is from the Happy Greetings set.  This was very quick and easy (well, minus the butterfly, ha!), but I love the effect.  I hope you like it, too.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summery Surprise

I'm going to keep posting Summer cards in the hope that summer will actually arrive, lol.  Here is a fun card that we made at Stamp Camp using the Bold Blossom stamp set from the new Summer Mini cute!  I used that pretty Sweet & Sour DSP with half of a Top Note Die in the Big that glossy paper!  Poppy Parade is my background paper and the stem is stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink.  Isn't the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch flower cute?  It's raised with a dimensional and topped with a gold brad.  A Pumpkin Pie ribbon tops it all off.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Summer Kitty

(this is a re-post, since my first one disappeared during Blogger's downtime)

I just love this set (Touch of Kindness)...this kitty makes me smile.  This card uses the pretty DSP Sweet & Sour and a bit of Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie to spice it up!  :)  Three circle punches (Scallop, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8") make up the flower.  I used the Aquapainter with ink pads to paint the kitty and flower stem.  The Whisper White background is embossed with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate.  Now I'm ready for summer!

(this is a re-post, since my first one disappeared during Blogger's downtime)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Day at the Beach

Summer's almost here!  My daughter really loved this one.  This is another one we made at Stamp Camp.  We used the Fish Frenzy wheel and Happy Greetings for the sentiment.  The umbrella is made from the turtle in the Summer Splash set!  LOL, this had us giggling.  The 'ocean' is made of all the pretty blues...Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue with a torn piece of Crumb Cake for the 'sand.'  Such a fun card!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Springtime Blossoms!

Here is a card I really enjoyed making at my upline's Stamp Camp.  I just think those little flowers are so cute!  They are punched from Daffodil Delight using the new Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. The centers are from Tangerine Tango, punched using the 1/2" Circle Punch.  A little layer of Wild Wasabi serves as the grass (I sponged a little ink to make it look more grassy).  I used the Aqua Pen to color the stems and leaves, as well as the cute bird bath stamp from the new Touch of Kindness set in the new Summer Mini Catalog.  The Whisper White background was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and backed with a layer of Bashful Blue cardstock.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Summery Pastels

Here's another card I made at my upline's house with her goodies from the new Summer Mini Catalog.  I used a pretty background of Tangerine Tango paper, added some Whisper White with the Flower Garden Embossing Folder and used Stampin' Pastels to embellish.  The sentiment, from the Full of Life stamp set, is stamped using Poppy Parade and Tangerine Tango markers.  Easy and fun!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Summer Splash!

I am loving the new catalog goodies!  Here's another card I made at my upline's house showcasing the super adorable Summer Splash stamp set from the new Summer Mini Catalog.  I used the new Fish Frenzy jumbo wheel in Pacific Point ink on the Marina Mist "ocean."  So cute!  This was a really fun card to make.

It was so much fun to try out the new Stampin' Emboss Powder in Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango...I loved how they look together.  I added a Marina Mist ribbon at the top and stamped a funky turtle in Wild Wasabi.  Now I'm ready to go to the beach!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Floral Hello!

We're finally having some lovely Spring weather...I'm so happy!  I recently got a chance to play with many of the fun goodies from the New Summer Mini Catalog that just came out!  Here is one of my creations (idea borrowed from my upline):

This cards uses the cute new stamp set Flower Fest with the five petal punch with some Hello's from the Happy Greetings set.  The background is Peach Parfait with a Poppy Parade mat.  I love the pretty daffodil Delight ribbon at the top.  I also used the Scallop Trim border punch and a little red glitter.