Friday, May 29, 2009

Get Well Soon

Amanda is sick again and of course mom is feeling helpless. After the swine flu scare, none of her friends will come over so she had to go out to get groceries with a fever of 103. Sigh. Hard to be a long distance mom!  This is the card I made for her after seeing one like it on Splitcoast.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

SweetPea again

I have been playing with SweetPea butterflies again today. The window card has an awning that is folded and just attached on top so it actually looks like an awning and curtains with a window box full of flower soft flowers. The butterbly birthday card is on a background of metallic paint swirled on a plastic bag and brayered onto cardstock. The stamp is embossed and layered with punch out flowers and brads. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

SweetPea Stamps

Finally had a chance to play with my new stamps from SweetPea.   I spent the whole day doing different things with the butterfly thank you from Plate 2. 

First a polka dot one but the raised dots got lost by my trusty scanner.

Next some cracked glass effect with layers of embossing powder that I put in the freezer then bent to crack and rubbed with an ink pad.  I used metallic paint chips and ribbon with a metallic touch to add some sparkle.

The next  one uses the image as a background stamped in 2 different colors, then the same image colored in with pearl accents makes the center pop.  Actually pop dots are helping that pop effect, but so too is the dark color that sets it off against the orange ribbon.

I love the touch a few pearls here and there can add. And I did those corner cut outs holding a 1/2 inch round punch backwards so I could see how much I was cutting out.

Unfortunately the pop strips cause my scanner to scan pale since the image is not tight against the glass. Actually the purple and green is much darker.

Finally, I had fun doodling the grape vine and adding punchie grapes to a shadow of wine glasses. Three of the grapes are actually purple brads. You can't see the wine level which I did with crystal effects ( should have had purple wine instead of white wine.)