Thursday, August 28, 2008

CPS #79 and more

How about a close up of my Card Positioning Systems card for this week? I also pulled out a previous sketch card so you could see some close-ups of it and some of it's details. These two cards also represent a couple of my current favorite paper companies, October Afternoon and Graphic 45. (really, I have many more too!!!)
The papers and the stamps are all from October Afternoon.
When this sprig of flowers is stamped, it is just the black outline of the flowers and leaves and so I colored them in with my watercolor crayons and watercolor brush. The larger flower was then covered or coated with the Aleene's Paper Glaze. There are a few products that work pretty much the same as this Glaze - I just love that little bit of interest and dimension that it brings.
This card is from Sketch #72
The stamp I used for my front design is by Invoke. It is one stamp and I just cut that piece into the four pieces that would match with the sketch.
Here is an advantage of using 2-sided papers - take a peek at the yummy inside of this card!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

Patterned papers and stamp sets – Daydream/October Afternoon
Machine Sewing
ColorBox Black and Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Black Top Boss embossing powder – Clearsnap
Watercolor crayons and watercolor brush
Stickers – Ranger
Brads – SEI
Tonic Paper DistresserClear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®/Tulip

Solid Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Hip to the Jive/Times Nouveau Collection/Graphic 45
Stamp – Invoke
Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Flowers and rub-on words – Making Memories
Brads – Target


Tanis said...

Soooo pretty :) I love the cut out flowers on the first one :)

Anna said...

Gorgeous cards ! you really make me want to try again with the cards. You gave me an idea for my Christmas cards :-) Thanks for the inspiration.

Mistylynn said...

These are stunning. I have those brads and you've inspired me.
Love it.

Lily said...

love those flowers and the strips

Stacey Michaud said...

Can you please teach me how to make cards like that! Amazing stuff you do!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Those cards are stunning Linda! I need to get some of those watercolor crayons! very cool!

Debbie Olson said...

Both of these are fabulous, Linda!

denine zielinski said...

You make stamping look like so much fun! Wonderful cards!

Linda said...

You are just the queen card maker!! Beautiful cards as always! :)

Eveline said...

Hi Linda, thanks for leaving a message on my blog.
I love the way you did the flower on your card for CPS#79. I'm not so good at the fiddly work. But I like the effect. I'm just a beginner and I love the challenges I find on some blogs.

Radiogirl said...

I am liking that Oct Afternoon paper; nice cards. I thought that the second card design looked familiar. I need to pull that sketch out again and use it.

Kelly Todd said...

These are cards are amazing! Love the stamping and I definately have to try that paper glaze. Cheers!

Staci said...

Thanks so much for your congrats on my blog, Linda! Wow, both of those cards are gorgeous!! I love how the top one looks like you actually handcut that flower - so cool that it's a stamp!

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous cards Linda!

happydays525 said...

You totally rock the cards Linda, love these ones so much! Thanks for the inspiration as always! =)

crafty mare said...

I love your card for cps,You are very talented, I love your card it's so very pretty

Thank you also for coming by my blog and for the nice comment !!

Take care have a lovely weekend
XXX, Louise

Hilary Kanwischer said...

Oh how I love October Afternoon and I just LOVE what you've done with it. Awesome cards Linda! :)

Godelieve said...

Fantastic cards! I love the first one especially.