Sunday, May 25, 2008

I'm back!

I seem to have taken a little break from my stamp blog--but I'm back! The other day I was Blog hopping and came across a new favorite, thINK spot. I love her creations! I was totally inspired by these cards. So rich and beautiful. Makes me totally want the Baroque Motifs set! I realized that I could create a similar look on a smaller scale with the Priceless set that I own, so I went to town!I love how they turned out! I'm really going to miss the "In Colors" when they retire. I've always been drawn to them and finally purchased some of the cardstock with my last order. I followed Marelle's instructions pretty closely, just tweeked it a little to fit the supplies I own.

I started with 3x3 card bases using the In Colors Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, and Blue Bayou. I topped that with some River Rock CS and created a scalloped edge with my corner rounder. I stamped the Priceless Swirl in Wild Wasabi and then used my Stamp-a-Majig to shadow stamp it using Versamark ink. Marelle used River Rock ink to do her shadow effect, but I don't have that color--the Versamark worked like a charm and I'll definitely be using this technique again! I stamped the Priceless flowers in coordinating ink colors and used my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to put black dots in the middle of the small ones. Oh, I forgot to mention that I sponged the edges of the River Rock layer in Close to Cocoa.

I used my Crop-a-Dile to put an eyelet in the centers of the larger flowers and then I did a little "faux bling" trick that I learned on Marelle's site. I stuck a piece of paper behind the eyelet and filled it with Crystal Effects. It looks pretty cool! After they dried I stuck them on with dimensionals. I added sentiments from Short & Sweet and Holiday Blitz using Close to Cocoa ink.

I wanted to create a cute little bag to keep them in, so I made this one out of River Rock CS, Porcelain Prints DSP, Wild Wasabi ribbon, and jumbo eyelets (love those!)


DannieGrvs said...

Tamara, these are so cute! I love the little purse you made to match the cards. Great job adapting the idea to a stamp set that you own.

Brooke S said...

I am totally into little cards. These cards turned out so cute.. Cute little purse to match..