Saturday, March 13, 2010

Negatives and Florals

Saturday was a busy stamping day!

I had this first image printed for quite a while and it finally decided to be created into a card. The cross image is one from Sugar Creek Hollow. I was playing around with it on "My Digital Studio" a couple of weeks ago. I found a negative button and ended up with this image - the cross is originally black. To brighten up the dark background I covered it with VersaMark ink and added clear embossing powder. White craft ink was used to create the swirls around the cross and when I used the heat gun to "dry" the of course became embedded in the clear embossing.
The edges were torn and then I added gold embossing.
The sketch is from "The Sweet Stop" and is shown in the thumbnail.
I'm also using it for the 365 Cards challenge for day #12 which was to use more than 20 circles on your card coming from two different sources.

My second card was created for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast. The website was "Warm Biscuits" which is a children's bedding company. There was a section for gifts for Moms and I selected a little daily Journal.
I used only In Colours - so my green isn't quite as vibrant as on the little booklet. I tried to make a fancy flower - but it truly ended up being more like a piece of hard leather than a flower. I had stamped it, rolled up the edges and then I wet the three pieces down in hopes of being able to split the petals - nope....just hard and crunchy. Oh well.

I'm going to have to do some school work Sunday afternoon - I have a number of prolific writers in my language arts class who are finished all their little poem assignments and ready to start preparing them for a little booklet they'll take home. Hey - I just thought - maybe they could stamp the cover. Duh.....never thought of that. I don't often want to share my stamps with children - maybe I should get over that!!!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by have a wonderful rest of your weekend!


HappyCrafter said...

Both very pretty, seems Saturday was productive on your end! Good luck with the schoolwork.

Nancy said...

Beautiful cards.
Thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop!!!