Sunday, May 8, 2011

Guest DT Stamp-by-Step Project

I have two projects to share with you today as guest designer for Stamp-by-Step.  The first project uses a rubber stamp set from Penny Black.  This is such a sweet image and can be with or without the sentiment, making it very versatile.  This works well for both a Mother's and/or Father's Day card.

The image is colored with Copics and the sentiment is stamped and distressed with Distress Inks.  Both the image and sentiment are cut with Spellbinders dies (Deckled Rectangles and Ribbon Tag Trio).  I also distressed and inked the edges of the patterned paper as well.  Added a bit of ribbon, a few brads, and voila!




Here is my second project for you today, where I've used a number of Spellbinder dies to create this Thank You card. Lacey Circles (#1,2) were used to create the flower. These are very easy to make. Cut out the circles, lightly spritz them with water, and crinkle them up a bit. Once they have dried, pierce the center of each circle, layer them, and insert a brad in the center. You can uncrinkle them a little or a lot, until you're happy with the results. I like the decorative edge the lacey circle #2 gives to the outside layer of the flower.

Next, I used Labels Eleven (#6) to cut the center out of the front card panel and placed my patterned paper cut with the same die on the inside of my card. I also cut another piece of cardstock with the same die, folded it like a mini envelope and attached it to the patterned paper, clasping it with twine and a button.

Here's the inside of the card, when opened.  I attached a page from a very old book as my background paper, adhered the Label and my sentiment.


Happy Mother's Day



8 comments:

jimlynn said...

Both are great! Love that little card - adorable.
Lynn

Tammy said...

Wonderful cards Anne! Love the image on the first card and of course, your coloring. Clever use of dies on the second card. Happy Mother's Day!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your coloring is amazing n the sweet image- love the DSP...love the die cut on the 2nd card. Wonderful post- Congrats on the guest DT!

Magento Themes said...

wow..excellent.. These are stunning cards Anne!!! I just love those both cards. Especially the first one. I love the way you colored this images and the little boy is so cute in this dress.This little dog is so elegant. The second card's design is awesome and the flower is looking great. Thanks for this great post.

Donna said...

Love this! What great ideas.

Cleota said...

Wow. I'm blown away! These cards are fantastic! I'm partial to the first little boy, but they are both gorgeous!!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on your GDT spot! Your projects are wonderful! Your coloring on the first card is fantastic.

Ika said...

both are great, anne! truly admire this vintage look and love you do the coloring. congrats for being the guest designer!