Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Stamping With Shirley

Hello and hope your Sunday is going well!

Today I am using one of my new stamps from VersesRubberStamps. com. It's "The Rose Speaks". 

I took an online class to learn how to make these roses. There a lot easier than they look! As you can see you get different shapes and a CD with the pdf file so I could just cut out the petals with my Zing. I don't know what I would do with out my Zing Cutting Machine. It makes light work of cutting out lots of little things like this. Here is a link for more information on the incredible Zing!

Here is a quick pic of some of the shapes I learned how to use with the class. Can you guess which ones I used to make the rose?  (Post your answer on this post to win a fun blog prize. I'll draw for it next Sunday) Good Luck!


Now for some details on how I made this card. First off I used Versamark ink to stamp the Old Olive base card. I love the soft watermark detail it gives to the background. I used a stamp from Close To My Heart set called Happy Valentines Day. It was one of there stamps of the month. 

I then stamped the sentiment from  in Memento Tuxedo Black and cut out with Labels Collection Framelits. I then cut out the next layer size up and used the matching piercing mat from Stamping Up. What a great way to add even more texture to the matting! 

I punched out two different colors of greenery using Martha Stewart's tiny pine branch and Little Leaves Sizzlits from Stampin Up. I like the contrast of the Certain Celery and the Old Olive together.  So then it was just a matter of putting all the pieces together. I added pop dots to the layered sentiment. I doubled up the pop dots so I could give it a bit more lift off the card base. That way I could layer the greenery from under it to give it a bit more depth. I love how that turned out. I used glue dots to adhere the greenery and rose. The only thing I wished I had done was maybe use a sponge dauber with some soft pink on the rose petals. I feared doing afterwards because I just knew I would smear the card! LOL Now I will have to make another and see which way I like it better. :0)

I can't thank Connie and Kat from Verses Rubber Stamps enough for their faith in me to use their wonderful stamps and choosing me to be part of their fabulous design team! I'm having a ball! By the end of next week I should have a decent picture sent to them and my bio to be put on their website! WOO HOO! It's all so exciting!!! 

So here you go. Enjoy the pictures!(remember you just need to click on any given picture to enlarge it if you need to see it a bit closer)

And NEVER worry about mailing thick embellished cards! These clear boxes from Clear Bags are a blessing! Not only does it make receiving the card fun it protects them so well. And you know the postal carries love seeing our works of art! :0)

Well, that's it for this Sunday. Have a great week! I hope you have time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Don't forget to post your guess on which shape I used to make the roses.(oh and the pearl centers are from the wedding dept at JoAnn's)

Till my next post...