Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Finally, a Little Time to Play!

I have been so busy lately with important stuff like moving into our new house, celebrating my 40th birthday :), and having a HUGE retired SU garage sale, that I have had almost no time to "PLAY!" with all my new fabulous stampin' stuff! This morning, I decided, "The heck with all there is to do... I am going to spend some time in my craft world!"  So, here I am!

This is the new stamp set, "Fabulous Florets".  It is such a gorgeous set for watercoloring.  Just love these roses!  I also tried a new technique on this card -- inspired by a card I received from a friend in Seattle.  I inked my clear acrylic block, size D, with Crumb Cake ink, then spritzed it with water, and stamped it on Watercolor paper.  Let that dry, then stamped the rose stem with Olive craft ink over top.  I stamped the roses on scraps of water color paper in Basic Black ink, and colored them with my precious water color crayons and an aqua painter.  I then cut them out (oh, how I hate to cut!, but these weren't too bad!) and put them on dimensionals for that certain "pop".

Finally, I spritzed the whole card liberally with my shimmer mist -- made with rubbing alcohol and champagne shimmer paint.  It is so sparkly and shimmery in real life!  You can't see it too well, but I also used a new embossing folder -- houndstooth -- for the background Cajun Craze panel.  I also used the new polka dotted cherry cobbler scalloped ribbon!!!!! It is gorgeous!  I love that color, anyways, so ribbon to match made it a must-have.

Card Stock: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, water color paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive Craft, Basic Black
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler dotted scalloped ribbon, shimmer mist, aqua painter, water color crayons, Houndstooth embossing folder, basic pearls


  1. Gorgeous!! I love the texture and color on this!! Thanks for sharing, Hugs-Audrie

  2. Very pretty card. So much detail adds such an extra wow. I like the idea with the clear block. Will have to give it a try.

  3. Very pretty! I love the block stamping technique. It adds so much character but is so simple.
    Happy Stamping!


  4. So nice to see an easy technique that add such pizzazz. Your card is very pretty!

  5. Pretty card. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

  6. Glad you took some time for yourself and doing what you love! Awesome card I love it!

  7. Love this card! It is awesome! Fabulous Florets is currently my favorite stamp set!