Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sentiment-less & simple

Sometimes life needs simple things. Sometimes you need a card, and you find the perfect design but it has the wrong sentiment. After running into this dilemna this past week, I decided that I needed to add some simple card designs to my stash and go "sentiment-less" with a few cards. This was one of them...

This card also happens to be a great thing to work on while watching TV or traveling in the car. With vacation season in full swing, I will be stamping several of these out for future cards. They are addicting! (All of the intricate scissor work for this card was done while watching my favorite reruns.)

I stamped this (gorgeous and intricate) detailed image from Outlines Rubber Stamp Company, 4 times on coordinating colors of cardstock & paper. Next, with fine tip scissors, I trimmed portions of the flower and decided which layers would go where. I used foam tape to adhere the layers and add depth. Then, just randomly cut pieces of green papers for the stem and leaves. After it was all together, I added a bit of glitter and glaze pens (Sakura) and a bead to the center of the flower to spice things up a bit.



Materials:
Paper: Micro Dot paper (Black and White Basics by Reminisce), Making Memories Noteworthy collection; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Rubber Stamp: Fancy Blossom by Outlines Rubber Stamp Company; Inc.; Ink: Versafine by Tsukineko; Glitter pen by Sakura, Scor-Pal, Micro-tip scissors by Tonic Studios; Foam tape: Thermoweb; Bead (unknown craft supply)


Have a great weekend!
-Stacey

15 comments:

Melanie said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Love that stamp set. Thanks for the great how-to!

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous flower!!

retiredheather said...

What a great way to make a gorgeous flower.
Retired Heather

Patsy said...

This is beautiful. I love the layering. Perfect stamp for this. I know what you mean about having the right card with the wrong sentiment. Great job.

Julia said...

This is absolutely stunning Stace! I LOVE it and the layering of the flower!!!

Sherry Wright said...

Just beautiful Stace!!

Miki said...

What a beautiful card! I love that stamp and really love how you layered it!

Anabelle said...

Goorgeous, Stacey! I love that way you layered that stamp.

Jenn said...

Too stinkin' cool, Stace! Love it!

47cats said...

OMG, that is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Lynn

Karola said...

Really gorgeous flower! Layering and stamping is perfect here!
Hugs from Poland!
Karola

Fiona Carter said...

Your card is gorgeous Stacey, so much detail. Thanks for sharing.

DeeDee said...

WOW, this is one gorgeous card.....I love that flower....thanks for sharing!!

Kathy W said...

Beautiful card! I have never heard of this stamp company before; thanks for the link. They have a lot of wonderful stamps to layer and color.

Linda said...

How right are you - some cards without sentiments come in so handy! So love that flower - what a great look you got with it.