Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I'm in LOVE!


The new "In Colors" from Stampin' Up are just wonderful! I have bought not only both the 8 1/2" x 11" AND 12" x 12" assorted paper packs, but I also have now broken down and bought 8 1/2" x 11" packages of each and every color! I totally love it. I wasn't so sure about the "Pick a Petal" stamp set, either. But, after having played with it, I can see a lot of versatility going on there. Many ideas are floating around in my head. I used my Bashful Blue craft spot to emboss the chipboard flower. I think it matches pretty well.


I also love, love, LOVE the Groovy Guava paper! It goes great with so many things! For this "monkey" card, made with the Zoofari set, I decided to try a buckle card. I was dying to use a "banana" stamp, but since I didn't have one, I improvised and used the leaf from "Watercolor Garden." I thnk it turned out pretty good! I used the slot punch to create the hole in my "belt buckle." If you make one of these, don't forget that you only need to tape down the RIGHT side of the buckle (ask me how I know this!). That way, your "belt" will have an exit point (DUH!!).


I also got some of the Soft Sky designer series paper. For SCS TLC120, I attempted to make a "tiled" card, as suggested. I thought the designr paper would look really old and neat if I did the "cracked glass" technique with it. After apply 3 separate layers of Glassy Glaze embossing powder (stamping each tile in the versamark ink in between), I decided a couple of things. First, I decided that doing a card with 15 individual pieces of "cracked glass" was slightly psycho Second, I also decided that I could have used just plain old Soft Sky cardstock and it would not have made any difference. After adding so many layers, you can hardly see that it is patterned paper. I sponged the cracks with some Blue Bayou ink to make it look antiqued. I like how it came out, even if it was insanely labor intensive! The stamps I used for this card were from "Heartfelt Thanks" and "Small Sayings" which I really, really hope makes the new catalog!

12 comments:

Robyn said...

Cute cards Wendy!!! Love them!

Markie's Mom said...

Oh, Wendy! Great new stuff! Love all the cards!

Melinda McMillen said...

wendy...these are wonderful creations!!! i got those two new sets, too, but haven't had a chance to even touch them yet. Sigh....c'est la vie.....

I love love LOVE your tile card....it's really really wonderful!!!

Great job, g/f!!

KOstvig said...

Wendy you've been busy and I love insane pyscho stamping its the craft at its best. I love all these cards. I have such a long wish list for the next catalog...UGH it seems like I'll never get caught up.

AJ said...

Super card! Great colors, love the tiles!!! Your comment about being psycho using that many tiles made me laugh! I love that phrase set also, I am wishing it into the new catty as well!!!

Captain Crafter said...

You have some wonderful cards!

Ida said...

Wendy, Wonderful cards! I just found your blog after looking at something on SCS and you are doing a terrific job with it. Blogging is a lot of fun. I started mine in Feb. of this year and enjoy it a lot. - I love your pick-a-petal card. Keep up the good work & post fairly often to keep people interested in coming back. Have a great day. Ida

Linda (Korte) Raithel said...

I really love your cards and the cracked glass tile is beautiful. I'm casing that one.

I'm also very jealous of your craft room! Lucky girl (I mean witch)!!

Kiko said...

All your labor on the cracked glass paid off! It looks like beautiful polished stones, like marble or beautiful veined granite. Love the layout! The other one with Pick a Petal was great, too.

kimkstamps said...

Wendy will U ever cease to amaze me?

I think not. These cards rock girlfriend :{

Summerthyme Studio said...

Precious Cards Wendy. I haven't used the Guava yet, but I know that I am going to love it!

Tracy.H said...

I was'nt too sure about Pick-a-petal either, but after seeing your cards I am thinkin' I will be getting it now! :0)