Thursday, June 7, 2012

{Stampaganza ~ Card Word Puzzle ~ Part 1}

Have you ever wanted to create a card and look around and realize you don't own the right stamp?

Well even though I am a consultant there are stamps that just don't speak to me or ones that I find I will probably never use...Then there are the stamps that I buy and never use or ones that I want and put off purchasing...We all do it, this month is the month that I am going to try to get a few of those stamps that I have been putting off...

Well I was promising the ladies of the recent card club 4 cards and I went to the current Idea Book for inspiration. I came across a picture of a 6x6 card that used a stamp that I really did not own. I had pondered buying it but thought it was not one that I would use much...

So on this day I had to really try to figure out what I was going to do to allow me to create this card still...Inspiration strikes at the most odd of times... I sat planning another card and see the answer starting back at me... use a different stamp and add a different technique.
Instead of using the Rosy Regards (B1369) I chose to use Card Word Puzzle (C1494)

I cut out the card base from Outdoor Denim Cardstock and added White Daisy with a pattern embossed into it. I added a piece of Pacifica Cardstock another White Daisy layer and a banner made of Pacifica.

I stamped a set of 3 roses in Black Ink and shaded them with Close To My Heart Watercolor Pencils (3503), blended them and brushed over them with Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint (Z1039) to give them a little shimmer. Once they were dry I began to cut them out. One being the whole flower, next one a layer was taken off and the third layer was cut with one more layer missing...using 3-D foam squares I popped each layer up giving this card some great dimension...

Once the rose was completely assembled, I took my Bronze Glitz Glitter Gel (Z1483) and added some to the center of the rose. I love the look that resulted...

I had to come up with a sentiment and didn't want to let this card be anything but Cheery...So I opted for 'Cheer Up!' from 4 My Friend (D1510) I stamped it in White Daisy Ink (Z2163)

How often do you see cards where the inside is dark or forgotten. I thought since this card has a dark base I added a white daisy cardstock base to the inside of the card and distressed the edges in Dutch Blue Ink and stamped a couple butterflies to the corners...

Hope you come back for another card added to this great series going on during the month of June!

Let's Live Inspired!


  1. Hi!! Stopping by to say woot woot! You are joining us in the Bloggy Olympics!! It's going to be fun!

    1. I am looking forward to it but am quite scared...not sure what I signed on!

  2. Very pretty! New follower from circle of moms, I look forward to your future crafts!

    1. Thank you for following and hope you enjoy the!


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