Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Stamp Something Birthday

Some exciting news! I was asked to be a guest designer for the Stamp Something Challenge Blog for this weeks challenge!!! The challenge is to stamp something with a birthday theme. Here is the card I created. Hopefully everyone will like it. As soon as I saw the Inspired by Nature set I knew I must have it ASAP! I just love cone flowers and this is such a large beautiful silhouette stamp that has so many possibilities. The poppin' pastels technique was used to create this card. I stamped the image onto Pink Pirouette card stock with Versamark ink and then lightly brushed over it with the desired color of pastels.

The large scalloped circle was cut out with the Big Shot using the largest of the scallop circle dies. The background paper is from the new Designer Prints pack in Perfect Plum. I dyed some white taffeta ribbon with a plum reinker and then set it off with one of the beautiful new filigree brads with a rhinestone brad in the center. The filigree brads come with plain silver brads, but you can put any color or type of brad in the center to make these even more versatile and fun. There are two sizes in the pack, and the one I used here is the largest size.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Versamark, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette & Perfect Plum Designer Prints
Accessories: Bigz Scallop Die, Coluzzle, Taffeta ribbon, Filigree brads, mat pack

I hope you will take on the challenge and Stamp Something birthday! Then go on over to the Stamp Something Challenge Blog and leave a link to your creation...you could win this weeks blog candy! Thanks again to Denise at Stamp Something for asking me to take part in the guest designer challenge...it was and honor and lots of fun! I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

I thought i would also show you another card I stamped at the same time. I used the same technique and supplies with the exception of this time I used the Top Note Bigz die and the Paisley background stamp. Oh...and I also used the scallop border punch. Can you tell that I'm having fun with the Big Shot!? This card is going to my Mom because she gave me the money for my birthday to buy the Big Shot. :-)

Thanks for stopping by...Have a great weekend everyone!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Both creations are beautiful! I love how you have used the variety of color with the stamp...Awesome..

CV

Anonymous said...

Both creations are beautiful! I love how you have used the variety of color with the stamp...Awesome..

CV

Cindy said...

Lynn,
It is such a treat to be able to admire your creations today!
I love the artful sketchy way you used this stamp set. It gives such dimension. Gorgeous cards!

Vicki said...

WOW Lynn...this is so very stunning! I love the silouhette stuff too!! The technique you've used here is so stunning with this!! :)

beate said...

Gorgeous card, Lynn! I love this set. It looks wonderful with pastels. So soft and pretty. I can't wait to order me a Big Shot next month (It's on my September order).
Congratulations on being on the challenge team. You hit this one out of the park.
Have a great weekend. Hugs and smiles

Lisa H. said...

Hi, Lynn (from a fellow guest designer on stamp something) this is wonderful! I love the colors you used and your challenge card is beautiful. I'm loving my new toys too, hoping to play more with my Big shot this afternoon. great blog, BTW!

Theresa said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the way you colored the image.

Katharina Frei said...

Wonderful!! I love this technique :)

Marie said...

I just found your blog and I am LOVING it!!! I love your style and your use of colors is just stunning in ALL of your cards. I am adding you to my google reader as soon as I hit submit on this comment!!!

Jana Emmert said...

Holy cow!! These are exquisite. I could not even tell it was chalks. Wow!

Leslie said...

This card is just beautiful. It reminds me of a misting morning when all is sill and quiet. Now I'm going to have to buy another flower stamp!

Pat's little corner of the world said...

Lynn,
Wow! these cards are beautiful...I love how soft they are..Your colors are wonderful...I can see you are really enjoying that Bigshot..Keep it up everthing you create is GREAT.
Your blogger buddy,
Pat

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Cassie said...

yea for you!!! both of these are gorgeous - you did an excellent job with them!

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful cards here! Love your coloring on the flowers! Glad to see you love the Top Note die as much as me!

Elaine said...

Wow! Those are great with the poppin' pastels technique! I'll have to try it!