Thursday, May 10, 2012

Putting ink to stamps

I seem to go through phases but for now, I seem to be reaching for my stamps a whole lot.
 First off I used the Colour Q color combo for the inspiration on my card.  I picked up one of my Crafter's Workshop stencils and added the color to my background by rubbing it with a few different Fluid Chalk stamp pads.  I used all of the colors in the combo, just rubbing here and there.  The card base and the frames were cut with my Cricut Expression.
 This wonderful butterfly is a stamp by Stamps by Judith. I stamped it with white ink and white embossing powder and then colored the white cardstock with some Distress Ink.  The white embossing acted as a resist.  I added some Glossy Accent to portions of the butterfly.
 Can you see the spatters of color? When I finished the stenciled background, I felt it needed a little something more so I used a paint brush and a couple puddles of some Distress Stains and flicked the brush against my finger.  This ends up fitting in with Cath's challenge on Moxie Fab to do some spattering.
 Here is the inspiration piece from Colour Q.
 Now onto the Paper Smooches SPARKS inspiration piece.
 And, the Card Patterns sketch that I also used for my next card.
 I cut my Little Yellow Bicycle piece of patterned paper in pieces to look like the rays.
 The houndstooth band is a stamp by Paper Smooches as is the cloud. I added a pattern into the cloud with another stamp. The sentiment is a stamp by Paper Smooches too.
 Next off, I played along with Kimber's Saturday sketch at 2 Peas. I liked the sketch and saw a cute reason to use this little elephant stamp by Paper Smooches.  You can tell I still had that patterned paper by Little Yellow Bicycle on my table and I thought it fit pretty great. 

I have also wanted to play more with cut out shapes and thought that fit pretty well here too. That top design is a border punched with a Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch. 
And for a few photos...

 This is my brand new rose, I just put it in the ground not many days ago and it already has blooms all over it. It is called Ketchup and Mustard! Does that fit or what?

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

21 comments:

Marybeth said...

Love both of your cards. I seem to be trying to stamp more on my cards also. I love the Judith butterfly, I have almost all of her stamps as I kinda started with her stamps. I see we shop at some of the same stores. One of my most favorite places to shop at is the one in Claremont Stamp your Heart out. Its changed a bit though. Your rose is beautiful , it must be all this warm weather were having. Have a good weekend!

Glenda J said...

Great cards! Love your pieced sky! Thanks so much for playing along with the Sparks challenge.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, gorgeous creations once again. Especially love the one with the sun and the rays behind it.
Hugs
Desíre
Doing Life

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are sooooooooooo AMAZING!!! WOW!! These are all GORGEOUS! LOVING how you made that sun!!!!! And loving the photos too!!!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Beautiful cards!! I love each and every one!
And, your roses are gorgeous! The name cracks me up!

cnelson said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE those cheery cards!! That rose is WOW!!! Soooooo GORGEOUS!

Basement Stamper said...

OMG, these are all gorgeous cards, I love the patterned paper you used on the little elephant card. Your roses are magnificent.

Marlena M. said...

Your cards are so special, each and every one. I love the rays! Those roses are GORGEOUS. Yes, their name is perfect.

June said...

All three cards are wonderful! So cheerful!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

These cards are so fun, Linda! I'll have to show DH your rose pics. He loves roses. :)

Noelle said...

What darling cards, all of them! I love how you used a combo of Cricut cuts and stamps on the first card, love the masking technique, too! :) Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ this week. :)

Patrice said...

Beautiful cards - I'd love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/05/52-card-pickup-week-19.html

BabyBokChoy said...

very inspirational post and lots of fun stamping ideas. I need those elephants!! :)

Sarah Webb said...

Love the misting on the first card! Gorgeous!

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous cards! I love the one you made for the Card Patterns sketch. The sun, cloud and background are all fantastic. Thank you for playing along with us this week!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Linda. Love the stenciled background on the first one and the pretty butterfly. The paper-pieced background with the sun and cloud looks great on the second one. The 'baby' card is darling. I guess it could be for any occasions, but I have a baby card in mind and this would be just perfect! :o)

Tracey McNeely said...

All lovely cards, your stenciling for colourQ is so pretty.

ellen s. said...

beautiful!

Jeanette M. said...

Beautiful cards! Congrats on your win at Card Patterns!

donna mikasa said...

Your spattering is the perfect touch to your stenciled card!

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful cards and photos! Love the spatter technique combined with the stenciling.