Friday, February 4, 2011

Stamping 411 Sketch 189

Hi Everyone,

I hope that all of you are well and that it’s stopped snowing. My goodness so many of you have had tons of that white stuff!!!

Hope you have been taking the opportunity to stay warm , sip some Hot Chocolate and Stamp!! What else would you do? hehe

Here is the Stamping 411 sample sketch for this week.


….and now my interpretation.

I’m having trouble photographing this as it’s white and it’s dreary outside. This is the lightest I could get.

I am showcasing a cute Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set called Sweet Summer. It’s such a delicate sweet set. When I opened the box of stamps today I saw this cute little swirly leaf one and immediately thought of “Toile’ and thought I’d make some and then pop up some of those cute little blossoms…so I did.

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The card base is whisper white and cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Old Olive was used for the mat and cut to 2 5/8 x 4 1/8

The image piece is whisper white and cut to 2 1/2 x 4

I used little scraps for the flowers and stamped in Baja Breeze and then colored directly from my ink pad with a Blender Pen. I also took some Old Olive Ink and added just a touch to the leaves on the front piece…you can barley see it. I sued the Happy Birthday Stamp from Create A Cupcake and stamped in Old Olive onto a scrap of white card stock and matted it on Old Olive. That’s it!!!

I know exactly who I will be giving this to! An older friend of mine will be celebrating her 85th Birthday in March and I think she will love this.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you will take the time to play along this week.

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Selene Kempton said...

That's exactly what I've been doing.. DIET hot chocolate and stamping.. :D This is really pretty! I love your take on those flowers!

Connie Babbert said...

I love that stamp set...great card! I almost looks like wallpaper! Yes...gearing up for more snow today...enough already!

Texas JennyWren said...

Lee, I love how you made it look like toile!! And those adorable little poofs of flowers popping up are perfection. Thanks for sharing with us!!

Lisa Hensley said...

I love that you made your own bg and those popped up flowers are amazing -- I thought that they were feathers at first!

Susan said...

you are one incredible stamper....everything about this card is wonderful, like you...yes, a good stamping day, as we're into another blizzard! (greetings from Atlantic Canada!!)

Kerin said...

Lee you knocked it out of the park again!! Love your clever use of those flowers :)

Rosie said...

awwww I love this one Lee... it's so beautiful and delicate!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Love your card Lee, so pretty!
Love your colour choices and everything about it.

Carol said...

What a beautiful card....perfect for a close to spring birthday - am sure your friend will absolutely love the card!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hi lee! thanks for you sweet comment on my blog. thought i'd do the same and visit you, and HOLY MACARONNI!!! where have i been? this card is to die-for gorgeous. you took a CAS layout and turned it into this??????? i am blown away!!! wow!!! oh, i'm following you now for sure!!!! i wanna be just like you~!!!!

hugs :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!!! This is awesome and I love how you did those flowers!!

Robin Merriman said...

This is by far my favorite card made with this stamp set. You just hit a home run here - so beautiful!

gbarron56 said...

the little popped-up flowers are simply amazing, Lee! This is truly a work of art. Beautiful in every way! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Gretchen

Wanda said...

Lee, this is a "WOW" card for sure. Love it - it's beautiful! TFS

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful! I had to case it, just had to do it, but I linked your blog and card to it. Thanks so much for sharing, I love all your cards, your blog is amazing.