Thursday, January 28, 2010

New stuff...

I love being inspired to try something new. It has seemed like forever since I have been able to play. It felt good just to get dirty...ya know? The holidays had me so backed up and busy at work. I had to pick and choose my battles ;) I will share some of favorite holiday photos next week...some of them will make for some pretty interesting layouts ;)

So what am I sharing today? A card that I made for the Simply Scrapping Crafts call (please see Mondays post for details)...I am really feeling the color combo. I started with the purple because it is a color that is out of my comfort zone. I normally only use it during the Halloween season....which means I have tons of scraps that color...that calls for "operation use 'em up"!!!! I am trying not to cut any new paper for cards because my scrap storage is overflowing....anyone else know what that is like????? I also am a paper hoarder so it takes some tears, at times, to cut my favorites ;)
Just For You Card:
Products Used:
Card: DCWV Textured
Cardstock: unknown (using up scraps); color combo- Purple, Cream, Black
Stamps: Basic Grey (flowers); Heidi Grace Designs (sentiment); Scrappy Cat (vine)
Inks: Archival Jet Black (Ranger); Dew Drop Chalk Inks (Tsukineko)
Brads: Joann's
Other: Pop Dots; Zig Writer
Here is a close up of the flowers:
You cannot tell by the photo, but the flower stamp is a shadow set from Basic Grey. There is a lighter lilac ink stagger stamped underneath for a shadowed effect. I did some fussy cutting on the flowers after they were stamped so I had to use a Zig Writer to add the inked edging for some added pop. Pop dots were also added for extra dimension.
Close up of the vine stamped image:

This vine stamp is the greatest. It cost only $1.00!!!!! I adore it and would have to say that it was $1.00 well spent! I did some more fussy cutting on this one too. Have you tried the new EK Success Precision Snips? OMG!!!!! They are FABULOUS!!!!! Seriously a MUST HAVE if you love to fussy cut. They may take some getting used to, but they are deserving of the adjustment. Now what was I saying? Oh yes....the vine stamp ;) I only adhered the bottom of the vine that is tucked behind the flower and left the rest "blowing in the wind". I really like the realistic effect is adds. I will definitely be trying this same stamp method on a layout in the future.
Hope everyone is having a good week. We have snow here today in Pittsburgh....it is beautiful out there ( I am looking out the window of the shop right now). For those of my dear friends that are not having such a great day, remember this......tomorrow is FRIDAY :) Yahoo!

4 comments:

Pieces of Home Designs said...

Very cute card - love the bold colors! I'm now following you! Good luck with your design team submission - I was thinking about entering but not sure yet!

MiamiKel said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you've chosen here and the flowers are just as pretty as can be!

Angie Blom said...

This is wonderful and I love those stamps Kelly!! You can never go wrong with that vine stamp... Just amazing. So glad you got your submission in! Hugs and Smiles!!

islandjacquelin said...

This rocks it chickie!!! I {heart} purple and this is totally gorgeous!!!!