Saturday, February 27, 2010

CPS and Moxie Fab - gotta love a challenge

If you visit very often, you know how much I love a challenge in the way of a sketch or a color combo, etc.
My first card that I want to share today is my Card Positioning Systems card for this week. Since I love sketches, I love being on the CPS DT! (not to mention the gals on the team are pretty cool too)
This card also let me show off some of my very newest purchases from Emma's Paperie. Pretty much everything you see is by Jenni Bowlin.
Are you drooling over that red, embossed cardstock that I used for the card base? It is new from Core'dinations. All it took was a little bit of sanding and the pattern stands out wonderfully.
Now on to the Moxie Fab Olympics of Stamping! I have been so trying to catch as much of the Olympics in Vancouver as I can and so of course, I wanted to play along with Moxie Fab's own Olympic challenge.
I pulled out a PaperTrey, Inc stamp set. I love this flower and leaf. The card base is another piece of embossed cardstock by Core'dinations and Jenni Bowlin. It is just dreamy in that great cream color. The patterned paper is by October Afternoon. It is really meant for a Christmas collection but I love red prints and I want to use them all year long.
Now for the details on my flower. I pulled out a piece of a vellum kind of paper I have had in my stash. It is thin and has a slight white on white pattern to it. I stamped the flower four times on this vellum, embossing it with red embossing powder. I stamped the flower one time on white cardstock because I wanted the layer that was the last layer before the middle of the flower was added to be a solid white. The bottom flower is the entire flower and then for each of the other layers, parts of the flower are left off. I was curling the petals on the layers but then I sprayed my flower with three different colors of Glimmer Mist and a huge bonus is that the papers curled all on their own with the spray. Exactly what I wanted! I used Scrapbook Adhesives 3L 3D Foam Squares to layer my flower. I had not used these before but I loved the depth that they provide.
And, here is a view of our beach this last week! We have been switching between rain and blue skies with big fluffy clouds and so this was one of the blue skies with big fluffy clouds days and that also brought out a bunch of sailboats.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Cardstock – Jenni Bowlin Embossed cardstock/Core’dinations
Bingo card, Patterned paper, Button and butterfly – Jenni Bowlin
Martha Stewart border punch
Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalk ink
Scallop circle punch – Papershapers/EK Success
Rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Corner punch - Fiskars
Cardstock – Jenni Bowlin embossed collection and Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned vellum - Unknown
Patterned paper – Very Merry: Wrap the Presents/October Afternoon
Flower, leaves and sentiment stamps – PaperTrey, Inc
Red and White embossing powder – Clearsnap
Black Versafine stamp pad
White stamp pad – Joanns
Topic Paper Distresser
Martha Stewart border punch
Powder Puff Chalk stamp pads – Quick Quotes
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc.
Machine sewing


Tanis said...

OH, these are GORGEOUS!!!
That flower on the second card is phenomenal. I love all the layering and the dimension. YUMMY!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both wonderful! Love all the pattern and texture.

Chiara said...

Great cards! I love design & colors,

Joan B said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous. Thanks for the tip on the spray. Genius! And the beach??? Sigh

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Linda. Love the red and all the yummy elements! TFS!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous work on both cards Linda!! Your photo is beautiful!!

Alice Golden said...

Love these cards Linda - especially the textured cardstock and the dimension you added to the flower - I so admire your ability to keep creating beautiful cards week after week and year after year!! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards, especially that gorgeous flower! I really like how you've done the distressed red Core'dinations too. I haven't used mine yet, must get it out! :o)

Melanie said...

I love the CPS card - the embossing texture is beautiful. And the PaperTrey flower card is beautiful! Love their stamps!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Wow I really like those two cards. I love red and the distressing is awesome!

scrappermimi said...

All these beach pictures are just killing me!

Such great cards...just love that flower!

Stephanie said...

Hey Linda!

I'm sooooo LOVIN' the red & creams on your cards...not holiday at all, just striking! Plus I think you've kicked me in the butt to break out my coredinations cardstock! It looks fantastic on the first card - I just love all the patterns on that card in fact :)

Heidi Van Laar said...

These are gorgeous Linda! I love the red and cream together and yes, I am drooling over that embossed Core'dinations!

(-: Heidi

yyam said...

Awesome creations Linda! I should try sanding...the results are fabulous! :)

Sharon Harnist said...

Oh, Linda -- you're a woman after my own heart ... I ADORE red and cream combos, so I'm flipping over your cards!! LOVE that new embossed cardstock! And what a gorgeous view of the ocean you have there ... I'd be in heaven to see that each day!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

I am in love with your cards! Red being my partial color makes these an all time fave! You combined the perfect elements on both cards. I love the flower you made. Gorgeous!

Melisa Waldorf said...

These too are just fabulous! Red is my favorite color and you have given me a lesson on how I can use it more! Thank you for the inspiration!

BabyBokChoy said...

I think this card is so gorgeous. Any time I see OA paper used well, I just drool!! the flower, wow wow, it looks real!

Cath said...

Hey Linda! Thanks for entering the Olympics of Stamping in the Moxie Fab World! :)