Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Some Flower Yum!

YUM & YUMMINESS and variations thereof must be my new "go to" words!

Anyway, the cards I'm going to share with you today were created using Kitchen Sink Stamps and HELLO!, just the name of the company alone makes you want to use these things! They were the sponsors for Card Positioning Systems blog when we did Sketch #73 and can I tell you, I quickly feel in love with them. The set I picked to work with includes some Hibiscus flowers and some words or phrases. The deal on these stamps is that they are 3-step. You are going to stamp what looks like one flower but with three different layers. WOWIE, does that ever make the flower come to life. (their images don't just include flowers with this same process) The hardest part is to figure out what stamp pads you have that will work for the three shades, one needing to be very light, the last needing to be rather strong. I just played for awhile to find out what pads were going to work well. I actually ended up using stamp pads from different companies and with different kinds of inks but they still worked together. Another interesting note is that after you have finished stamping and you image sits for awhile, the colors seem to melt together.


For this card, I stamped the flower and the two sizes of leaves and then I created a mask of the flower so that it would be covered and I stamped the words over that. A mask in this case, makes the flower then look like it is sitting on top of the words when in reality I stamped that first.
For this card, I found these amazing papers just sitting on my desk as scraps from other projects and they were just the perfect colors for bringing out the single stamped flower. The card base is a printed vellum. It has a second white cardstock card inside of that for added sturdiness.

On this card, I stamped my flower and leaf and then cut them out. My background is created with random stampings of the smaller flower in the set and then my cut out pieces were added with foam tape. I love the dimension that is added when some pieces are placed on the card with the foam tape.

Thank You for Visiting, Linda (aka lbpost)

DEAR FRIEND card - Materials:
Rubber stamps courtesy of KITCHEN SINK STAMPS
3 step Hibiscus set
Cardstock
Stamp pads – Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk/Clearsnap
Cuttlebug embossing plate – Provo Craft
Ribbon

HIBISCUS FLOWER card - Materials:
Solid Cardstock
Patterned paper – Scriptease Screen Prints/Hambly Studios and Scenic Route
Three step flower stamp – Kitchen Sink stamps
Stamp pads – Ancient Page/Clearsnap
Rhinestones – Mark Richards

11 comments:

Nat said...

Gorgeous cards - love them!!!

Sherry Wright said...

Beautiful Linda, little works of art!

iris said...

OMG you are a wizard at doing these little treasures. I have never seen anything like it. The texture is amazing.

Lily said...

I haven't been to your blog in a bit but I'm glad I stopped by. Those stamps are wonderful Love what you did with them

Miki said...

How did I miss that you had a blog??? I'm loving those flowers stamps and your cards are beautiful! You know I'll be checking in often now that I found you!

Chriss Rollins said...

wonderful exciting blog.
great ideas
thank you for stopping by my blog...how did you find lil ol me?
thanks for sharing your work.
I am adding you to my blog roll.
chriss x

Keri Lee Sereika said...

GORGEOUS! I love how the texture of the cardstock really added to the flower images on the pink one!! The masking was a GREAT IDEA!!!

Linda said...

Thats a very beautiful stamp - and you've put it to good use! Lovely artwork.
Linda V.

Abra Leah Cross said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous!

audrey h. said...

These cards are so pretty. Those stamps are amazing with the color you can do with them and also how they look so real.

happydays525 said...

These cards are just gorgeous!