Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Trying out new Stamps and Colors

I have been stamping for my sample basket and for inspiration for workshops the last few days. I had fun with one of the new In Colors for 2010: Poppy Parade. It's such a great, bright red. Take a look at these two cards and let me know which you like best. I may just demo one at an upcoming workshop.

This card was inspired by a card in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog. It uses the french version of the set: Elements of Style -so chic! The hummingbird just makes me happy and I love the way it pops stamped in Poppy Parade. The ribbon is also in Poppy Parade. Card stocks used are Chocolate Chip and River Rock and Poppy Parade. Inks are Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Poppy Parade.

This card uses the Level 1 Hostess Set: Because I Care. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and this one is fantastic! I water colored the flower using ink and blender pens in Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz. The patterned paper is from the Designer Paper Pattern Stack of in Colors. The card base is Whisper White. And lastly, I added glitter to the center of the flowers.

I will likely have more to share soon. Leave a comment, please, I need the encouragement!

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Lisa said...

Nice Job Michelle. Love the red. It just pops out!

Wanda. said...

Very beautiful cards!

MARTHA said...

I can't decide they are both beautiful.

Stamp-at-Home-Mom said...

I was shocked to find out that yo were no a demonstrator anymore! I am so glad to hear that you resigned! You are so creative and i love your style! The kids are amazing also! You have every right to be a proud mama!