Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Sunday, November 25, 2007

Time Well Spent is a Good Thing

I got a really cool gift in the mail this past week from Stampin' Up! It's a Level 3 Hostess set from the upcoming Spring ~ Summer Collection called Time Well Spent. Free stamps are always it's a really cute set! I sure was happy to get it, but I didn't get a chance to play with it until today. I thought I'd share both the cards I've made so far.

For the first card, I went right for the big flower stamp first! I thought it would be a fun image to emboss in white and then watercolor with some bright, pretty colors. So that's just what I did! After that was done I chose colors for the rest of the card based on the colors I had used when watercoloring my big flower image. On the Apricot base I created a background using one of the smaller flower images from this set stamped randomly in White Craft. (it doesn't show up too good in my photo)

The sentiment is embossed in white also. After doing that I was wishing I would have done it on white so I could water color the word friend and the two flowers. That's when I decided to bleach that portion with my Aqua Painter filled with bleach. That worked out good, because the Rose card stock looked Apricot after it was beached...perfect! So I just quickly highlighted it with a bit of color, added some faux stitching at the top and a cute scallop border at the bottom made with my slit punch.

I just got a pack of the Soft Sky Designer Prints and I just LOVE of course I had to add some of that to my card also...because like the other sentiment stamp in this set says..."Too much of a good thing is a GOOD THING!" I like the way this turned out, and can already visualize some fun scrap book pages using this set!

My second card was stamped in Basic Gray and also watercolored. When I was done, I used my Gelly Roll star dust glitter pen to add some highlights to the flowers and the butterfly. The Groovy Guava base was stamped with a couple small flower images from this set inked in white. I love sets that come with some smaller images that can be used for backgrounds too.

The butterfly was cut out and the wing area was slightly bent. I just glued down just the body portion, so it looks 3-D. This card also uses the Soft Sky prints. This polka-dot pattern is the flip side of the pattern used on the first card. Hope you like these cards...I'm sure they won't be the last I share here using this cute set!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just starting snowing here and this makes me want spring! Not good. These are so cute!