Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sweet Peas Galore

How about some goodness with my new Sweet Pea stamp from PaperTrey, Inc, a fabulous colour combo from Embellish Magazine and the Card Patterns sketch for this week? 

All I needed to do was to take one look at this amazing color combo and I knew I wanted to play. In fact, that green, pink and brown are so yummy together, I would like to just keep making cards to go with it! (I forgot the challenge was to include a bird with the colors so I guess this one doesn't count but I like it anyway)

I loved the simple patterned paper look on the sketch and knew that I could create a similar look by just stamping an outline flower and not coloring it in. So, my sweet pea stamp was used to create the background by stamping it in a strong pink on white cardstock. 

I stamped one spray of the sweet peas and cut that in a square, coloring in that portion with Copic markers.  When I was done, I sprayed the entire piece with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist and I just wish you could see the great, subtle sparkle that gave my card.
Notice the embossed design in the card base.  That is Core Impressions cardstock by Core'dinations. 
This next card uses my sweet pea stamp in a very different way. Every single piece of paper on this card was a scrap! I used the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch to create this card plus the black striped circle fits with the Little Red Wagon challenge.   

I stamped just one of the flowers on the spray on patterned paper and then stamped two of the leaves on another piece of patterned paper.
Notice the embossed design in this card base, another piece of Core Impressions by Core'dinations.  I used my brand new Tim Holtz embossing plate on the white cardstock. 
And to share yet another photo
A little boys attempt to "walk the doggie"!

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Impressions/Jillibean Soup/Core’dinations
Patterned paper
Versafine colored stamp pad
Stamps and buttons – Sweet Pea/PaperTrey, Inc.
Copic markers
Glimmer Mist spray – Tattered Angels
Rub-on word – Making Memories
Foam tape – 3M


Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Impressions/Cosmo Cricket/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye and BasicGrey
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Stamps – Sweet Pea/PaperTrey, Inc.
Embossing folder – Tim Holtz/Sizzex
Self adhesive Silver pearls – Mark Richards, Inc.
Apron Lace border punch – Fiskars
Sentiment sticker - SRM
Foam tape – 3M


  1. Linda these are fabulous cards! The stamp set is gorgeous! I love all the embossing on the first card and the folded paper strip you did. Your 2S4Y is beautiful with the embossed cardstock and the black stripe paper layered with the yellow flower. Oh my!

  2. So much great texture in this card - and your flowers look so great, I'm sure they would entice a bird to stop by! :) Thanks for playing along with the Embellish Challenge - I'm very excited to be their sponsor this week and if you have time, I have one more prize on my personal blog.

  3. Incredibly lovely cards and adorable visiting your blog!

  4. Both cards are beautiful, Linda!

  5. Very cute cards! Very cute little boy attempting to walk a dog, too. :) Happy weekend!

  6. i can't put my tim holtz plates down! i love them...i like how you paired i with the cosmo core impressions

    goooorgeous goodies! have a great weekend.

  7. very pretty cards. and the dog seems to have his own agenda. lol!

  8. Linda
    Love sweet peas in real and you have really done a GREAT job with both cards.
    Something adorable about little boys and dogs isn't there?

  9. Hi Lynda
    I love your beautiful cards,those papers re yummie TFS:)x

  10. These are so pretty, Linda. Love your colored image. And I can't belive your little guy is getting so big!!!

  11. Gorgeous coloring Linda! :) So glad you played along with us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

  12. Fabulous cards! Great take on this weeks sketch at Card Patterns. Thaks so much for joining us. :)

  13. These are just gorgeous, Linda! Love how you used the Sweet Pea stamp to create your beautiful background! Love all the wonderful texture you've created!!

  14. always inspiring to stop by - love the cards Linda - I especially oooh and aaahed over the first one :)
    Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week

  15. Fabulous cards! And as always adorable photos!

  16. So pretty!
    Thanks for playing!
    Dee - LRW DT

  17. Wonderful details and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us!