Tuesday, November 4, 2008

CPS #89 and 2 Sketches 4 You

This week, Starving Artistamps was the sponsor at Card Postioning Systems blog. We don't always have a sponsor but one thing that is fun about having these great companies partnering with us is the challenge that comes with using their products. My card represents two stamps, a circle background stamp and the Aster stamp.
I used a stamp pad to slightly add color to my paper and then I stamped the circle stamp with a coodinating color of ink. For my centerpiece, I stamped the asters in black ink and embossed that and then cut the flowers out, adding them to my card with foam tape. I always think the dimension is a great accent.
And, I of course, had to play with Laura's Sketch #12 at 2 Sketches 4 You sketch. I also have to congratulate the new team members over there. So sad to see the past team go because every week they were amazing, but I'm guessing this new group will be every bit as amazing and inspiring.
For my two accent pieces, I punched out a circle from white cardstock and then punched "out" the butterfly in each circle. I coated the two butterflies with the Liquid Embossing Finish and then added the butterflies back into their space with foam tape so that I had some added dimension.
Thank you for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
I have another CPS card to show you later this week using the Starving Artistamps stamps

Stamps courtesy of Starving Artistamps – Mini Circle Background and Large Silhouette Asters
Patterned paper – Sunny Side Up!/Quick Quotes Paper
Memento stamp pads
ColorBox Black stamp pad and Black embossing powder/Clearsnap
Copper Brads
WISH-Butterflies card
Materials list:
Solid Cardstock
Patterned papers – Rockets Red Glare Collection/g.d.c. studios
Scallop and circle punches – Marvy
Butterfly punch – Martha Stewart
Notebook punch – Stampin’ Up
Liquid Embossing Finish – All Night Media/Plaid
Scallop trim – Doodlebug
Rub-on red flourish – American Crafts
Wish glitter sticker letters – Making Memories
Tonic Paper Distresser
Machine sewing


  1. Wow this is beautiful! I LOVE your butterfly technique!

  2. These are both beautiful! I love the bit of distressing.

  3. ooohhhhh... LOVE your 2s4y card, so crisp and vivid!!

  4. Ooooh, love your 2 Sketches card! Beautiful butterflies! :D

    p.s. I'm giving away blog candy if you're interested.

  5. Both cards are beautiful Linda! Great job on both sketches this week!


  6. WOW! i love how you kept it on the simpler side- but cutting out the stamped flowers just made all the difference in making this stunning card! great work!

  7. Love the rolled, distressed paper and the fussy cutting/punching.

    Great card. Very beautiful.

  8. Linda, your cards are so beautiful!!! love them!

  9. Two different but beautiful cards.