Saturday, May 9, 2009

Stamped cards!

I have been in a stamping frenzy my friends! My sister has lent me many many of her gorgeous CTMH stamp sets and of course I am trying to make the most out of my time with the sets. Guess I've got the stampin' bug! It helps that there have been soo many gorgeous stamps out there- and colors of ink have improved I think as well! I had many colors of ink from several years ago- and unfortunately- most of them are no longer any good for me to use, BUT I haven't had to purchase a lot- I put my money on some beautiful jewel tones in a Petal Point box, those ones that you can pull out individually, and some beautiful brights from Martha Stewart- her version of petal points that stack.
(I'm having so much fun with stamps- I think I'd like to work for a stamping company- anyone out there looking for designers?)

I grabbed up my scraps and created this card for the CardPatterns sketch this week. These cute frogs are from a Colorbok set ( still haven't found that thing- it must have stuck to something else! ) I stamped, cutout and popdotted each little happy froggie on there. I used some wonderful Bobunny papers and a bit of Scenic Route graph paper- love that stuff- so versitile!!
I printed the Hoppy Bday from my puter and added some fun twine in a bow to finish it.

This card was fun fun fun to layer! I used CTMH stamps- Friendship word puzzle, Promise of Spring, Happiness, and Butterflies sets. The dot pp- is actually the backing paper for the bracket chipboard sticker from Reminisce! I added in my Martha eyelet lace punch, and a teeny bit of Anna Griffin twill for the ribbon. LOVE this card, not my usual with the dark colors, but it's so rich with texture from all the layers!
This card, soo pretty ! I love sage and brown together, it's sophisticated to me! For this one- I used a bit of SEI paper, my martha punch, a tag from MAMBI, Bobunny ribbon, CTMH butterflies and April Word Puzzle stamp, with some pretty mike's and martha pearls. I {HEART} cutting out butterflies, and just glueing down the body - their wings stick up and it makes them look like they are just ready to fly off the card!

Next is this pretty blue and green card! so springlike! I used some MM chloe's closet paper- so fun with the zigzag edge that I trimmed off and layered. Then some embossed swiss dots cardstock, some CTMH flutter and A huge Thanks stamps, a bit of twine and buttons, some gems and Bobunny ribbon finish it off.

Next- I had an idea for stamping on CORK! I had some thin cork sitting out and grabbed it up- it worked so beautifully! tho I would suggest using dye ink- or setting the pigment either with a heat gun or embossing it- I tried allowing it to dry but it still smeared on my finger quite a bit. I love the texture with this tho- and cutting it out worked great- you just gotta be super careful not to crumble the cork! I added some bobunny paper, a CTMH because of you sentiment, some twine, a brad and buttons.

Next are two cards made with some of the same papers. I admit it- Peach is so not a color I enjoy- but I tried to use something out of my comfort zone, and created these two cards with Bobunny paper.
I used CTMH butterflies and A Huge Thanks sets for this card, added in some buttons with knots of ribbon, my martha punch- doesn't it just add such nice detail, I guess I couldn't leave it off yesterday! LOL! then I popdotted the circle sentiment and added the pearls to it all.

Lastly for today- are you still with me? .....
hello? ....
is this thing on? ......
oh- there you are!!
just this one last one for now- again- Bobunny papers- the collection is called Garden Chic- and I used some CTMH Flutter stamps for the bflies, and the A Huge Thanks for the sentiment. I double ribboned this one, and of course added the pearls to everything. The ribbon is Anna Griffin.
that is it! thanks for hanging with me- and checking with all my cards - my many many cards today! hope you have a wonderful springlike weekend- we are so gonna enjoy the weather- after what seems like 3 months of rain this past week!
and btw- I am so NOT a pusher to sell- BUT- if you like what I've created enough that you want to purchase something you see and you don't know anyone who is a consultant
my sister Kelly - is a Close to My Heart consultant and you can get in touch with her through her blog- just let her know I set ya! :)


Ingen said...

What a beautiful card are you showing!

Marie said...

As usual you have fabulous cards!!! Great job with this weeks CP sketch, and all of the others are fantastic too!!!

- Brenda - said...

OMGoodness - you've been busy! Love these cards, they're all gorgeous!

Laurel said...

Fantastic Job, love seeing things done with CTMH stuff!

Katie said...

Gorgeous!!! Love them all Kris!

Happy Mother's Day!

Sonya said...

Such stunning cards, you are a 'machine'!! Love your work.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Some seriously gorgeous cards here Kristen! Wow!

(-: Heidi

~dawne said...

Wow Kristen!! These are so gorgeous...each & every one. I love your idea to stamp on cork....I threw away a small rectangle yesterday, maybe I should dig it out.

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous!! You have been a busy girl.