Thursday, May 24, 2007

Swirls and Swirls

Today was quite the stamping day (don't look at the rest of my house, please) I finally got to a couple of cards that were "swirling "around in my head (pun intended).

I purchased for myself the Rhonna Ferrer Autumn Leaves "Swirls" clear stamp set. It is taking me a while to get used to them, but I am slowly getting the hang of it. Before I go on (and on, and on, and on...........) it should be noted that I did not use a lot of Stampin' Up! Products in these cards--for the mere fact I am trying to use up my other things.

{Reminder: If you click on the cards you will get a larger view}

The first card is just a fun card. It looks much better in real life (taking the picture in full sun was a bad idea). It uses the Crayon Resist technique.
Stamps: EmmyBella, RF Swirls, $ stamp from Michaels, Double-Line Doodles (orange flower) and Little Pieces (pink Flower);
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Passion, StazOn Jet Black;
Paper: Glossy White, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise;
Accessories: white crayon, Brayer, Black pen, Stickles, Ticket corner punch, ribbon, 3-D glue dots;

This next card is for the wedding gift (see placemats). I just had fun embossing the white swirls, adding Stickles, and such. Only the ink and the embossing powder is SU!

Stamps: RF Swirls, $ stamp from Michaels;
Ink: Whisper White, StazOn Black, various for watercoloring, Cool Caribbean for sponging;
Paper: DP from My Mind's Eye, White;
Accessories: Stickles (diamond & turquoise), ribbon , charm, 3-D glue dots, Wavy Square die and Big Shot Die Cut Machine;

This final card is a card for an acquaintance that just lost her stepfather. My prayers for her and her mother accompany it.

Stamps: RF Swirls, Double-Line Doodles, Warmest Regards;
Ink: StazOn Black, Sahara Sand, Alabaster {chalk ink}, and various for watercoloring;
Paper: Watercolor paper, Black, Taken with Teal, Sahara Sand, DP from My Mind's Eye;
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, ribbon, ticket corner punch;

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!


Ashley Bowen said...

Oh My Heavens! You are such a cute blog! I love it! Your bella cards and everything are wonderful!! I appreciated your words about how to grow my business. That really helps! Keep up the good work and I'll be back to check your blog daily! have a great day! Hugs! Ash~

Sherry Cheever said...

I love the last card! Wow, it is just beautiful. Well, I love them all but that last one just caught my eye immediately!

Allison said...

Great the swirls!

Ashley B. said...

Adorable! Your bella card is great. I love how you used the crayon resist on it.

Markie's Mom said...

These cards are amazing! Love them!

Jen said...

What great swirls!! Love love love the Bella card!Q

chelemom said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tracy said...

That last card is a knockout! I am sure it was much appreciated...

Loved the bella...the swirls are bea-u-ti-ful! Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous creations!

GinaP said...

Seriously this may sound cheesy, but I love all of those cards. The colors are great, the swirls are fantastic! Wonderful job! I'm glad I found your blog!