Monday, July 27, 2009

Cards and Canvas

These are the first few things I've been working on. The first 2 cards are very similar. I was playing with my new Curly Label Movers and Shapers Bigz die from Stampin'Up! I really had no design in mind (that's pretty obvious!). I also used the 2 new Textured Impressions folders exclusive to SU...Elegant Bouquet and Finial Press. I did use the retired Curly Label stamp to stamp the image inside the die cut. Rose Red and Barely Banana are the colors. I also used the Eyelet Border punch on the card on the bottom.



I also used the Movers and Shapers die for this card. However, I used the new oval magnetic punch windows that coordinate with the original Curly Label die. There are also a heart, a star and the Modern Label die in this set. The stamp set is A Flower for all Seasons. I really love that little frog next to the watering can! The sentiment comes from the Three Little Words stamp set. The card base is retired Kiwi Kiss.....gotta use it up!



I made this piece from a 5"x5" canvas I got in the dollar bin at Michael's. It had a design printed on it for a child to paint. So I painted over it with an off white acrylic paint, it needed about 3 coats to completely cover the printed image. Then I stamped the background with Chocolate Chip ink and the En Francais background stamp. I really love that background and it will live with me forever! Then I die cut the butterflies with the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die, which is also exclusive to SU. I didn't really think I would ever get this one, but I'm so glad I did.....it's gorgeous! As you can see, I first embossed the cardstock with the Finial Press Textured Impressions folder, then I die cut the butterflies. I layered a small butterfly over a larger one for dimension down on the left side. I used clear beads from the Pretties Kit for the body of the butterflies and Hemp Twine for the antennae. Then I sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the edges. This was a quick and easy project.....it took longer to base coat the canvas than to do anything else!



I have another project to show you, but I'll save that for another time. I can't show ALL my stuff in one day now can I?

3 comments:

pink said...

Wow! You are on a roll!!! :)

Linda F. said...

Love them all! I'll bet it feels good to get back in the stamp room!

Allison said...

These are a cool bunch of cards...love the embossing on the first one but I must admit that the butterfly card is my fav!

 
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