Wednesday, July 8, 2009

You're Too Kind and Another Faboo Sale!


I'm sorry for being late with this . . . just had a hard time getting moving this morning for some reason. This weather really makes me feel sluggish. Today's card is made with another beautiful Stamps Happen stamp that I received from JanLynn called Sprinkling Can. Isn't it soooo pretty? It reminds of the gorgeous bouquets that my friend, Joni, used to bring me from her garden. She had the most amazing perennial garden that you've ever seen, and she was always so willing to share the fruits of her labor. Apparently it's alot of work to keep up a perennial garden, because she no longer has one . . . I sure miss those days.

Back to the card . . . I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored it with my Copics. Then I cut it out using my square classic nestabilities. I kind of like how some of the blooms extend beyond the embossed edge of the nestie square, don't you? I first saw this technique on Debbie Olson's blog, and have been working towards perfecting it ever since. This JanLynn image was perfect for more practice. I then used my Quickie Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds to bling up the flowers a bit, giving them a bit of a morning dew glisten. Fun, huh? I have two more similar images (THIS ONE and THIS ONE) that I can't wait to create with.

STAMPS: Sprinkling Can (JanLynn), Mixed Messages (PTI)
INK: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
PAPER: Kraft CS (PTI), White CS (Neenah), Certainly Celery CS, Bashful Blue CS, Melissa Francis DP
ACCESSORIES: Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Spring Rain Gingham Ribbon (PTI), Stampin Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Quickie Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Square Classic and Scalloped Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Glue Dots, Scrapper's Floss (Karen Foster)

Coincidentally, JanLynn has a Christmas In July Sale going on that you're NOT going to want to miss! They've got holiday rubber stamps, cross-stitch kits, and those darling quilted tote bags that I've had my eye on for a while now. Check it out and get a head-start on your Christmas crafting!! It only lasts until July 14th, so you'd better hurry!!

Thanks for stopping by! Please come back tomorrow for another exciting Shirley's 2 Girls Twisted Thursday sketch challenge - we've got some more Christmas In July yumminess to share with you all!


Jess said...

Gorgeous card! You did a beautiful job coloring that pretty stamp!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely gorgeous. all the colors are just perfect and if it can't sit on your table then frame this card!!!! just beautiful.


Justine said...

Karolyn this is breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is beautiful!!!

Erin Smetak said...

I love this card, Karolyn! How did you get the flowers to extend up and not cut them off? Teach me!!!!

Michelle/Eliotstamps said...

Such a pretty card, Karolyn! I love the splash of pink in the bouquet.