Thursday, May 22, 2008

New Stamps!

Yippee!! I have been having fun with some of my new Lizzie Anne Designs stamps! They now have EZ thin mount, and stick to my blocks better than ever!! Woo hoo!! ** Don't forget to click on the photos for a zoomed up shots. **

My first card uses the Born to be Wild set, and I chose a rather simple layout. Even though this set would be a great baby set, I chose to focus on the wild side...lol. This little giraffe is so cute, and I stamped him with Adirondack Pitch Black ink, then colored him with my Copic Sketch markers. I trimmed him out, and used my Stampin' Dimensionals to mount him to my die cut rectangles (Nestabilites). Lauren made me buy the Cuttlebug Doodle Flower (Eclectic Paperie), by totally enabling with her creations, and I used a Fire Circle rhinestone brad (SU) for the center.

Stamps: Born to be Wild (Lizzie Ann Designs)
Card Stock: Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, GP White, Summer Sun
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Garden Green, Copic Sketch markers
Accessories: Taupe Grosgrain ribbon (retired SU), Fire Circles rhinestone brads (SU), Nestabilites Rectangles, Cuttlebug Scribble Flower, Stampin' Dimensionals


I used my Le Jardin stamp set for this next card. I decided to make a trio of flowers, and this longer card seemed to fit better with the design. My flowers were stamped and colored with Copic Sketch markers once again. I trimmed out the large flowers, but punched the tiny flowers with my ½ inch circle punch so that I could make them into brads with my Build-A-Brad kit (I love this thing)! I used my SU scallop circle punch for the backdrop of my large flowers and mounted them to the base with glue dots. I pierced along the top edge, then added a strip of distressed Pixie Pink card stock. I tied May Arts black polka dot ribbon around the pink strip. The corners were rounded with my retired Corner Rounder punch, and the sentiment is from Sketched Sentiments (LAD).

Stamps: Le Jardin, Sketched Sentiments (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Card Stock: Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Pixie Pink, GP White
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Copic Sketch markers
Accessories: Scallop Circle , Corner Rounder, and ½ inch circle punches (SU), Pewter Build-A-Brad kit (SU), Paper Piercer tool, template, and mat (SU), May Arts ribbon, Cutter Kit (SU)

I have a few DT commitments to finish up, but because a few people are interested....I will be doing a tutorial with ribbon weaving soon. Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

31 comments:

Deborah said...

How adorable your giraffe card is! Love him! Your trio of flowers is fab! Love the Copic colors you used. Hope everything is great with you Rose Ann and your family. Take care, Hugs, Deb

Allison said...

These are great Rose Ann...that giraffe is super cute and I love the drama of the color palette in the second one!

Alexandra said...

These are both fabulous Rose Ann - I totally love that adorable giraffe, your coloring is fantastic, and I love that flower (cuttlebug die, huh?!) And, the second card is just beautiful with the black in the background, it just POPS! You are amazing - love them both! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Julie Masse said...

Great cards!! I LOVE that first one - the colors and the background are all fabulous! :)

Dottie K. said...

Wonderful cards! That giraffe is so cute and love the background. :)

Anderson Arts Online said...

Two beautiful cards, SUPAH!

Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful cards Rose Ann! That giraffe is adorable!
Oh I can't wait for your ribbon tutorial!!

Janine said...

Love the second one Rose Ann...
That bit of black is just perfect!

Lauren said...

These cards are fabulous Rose Ann. I really think that Lizzie Anne set is adorable. Can't wait to see your tutorial.

Lauren said...

BTW - I totally didn't think you were referring me until I read this for a second time. I don't enable - do I? :)

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

OOOh these are both DARLING RoseAnn!! I love them both! The colors on the bottom are SO striking!! :D (in responce to your comment on my blog...don't order until tomorrow! ;) )

Cindy Haffner said...

Rose Ann that giraffe is so sweet, love both cards, wonderful work.

Carolyn King said...

adorable and beautiful. Love the cuttlebug flower and the cool colors in the second card. GREAT job!

Katie said...

Love your cards! Your work is beautiful!

Kim said...

Love this giraffe!! What a sweet card this is!

dpkennedy said...

Great cards Rose Ann! I am lovin' that giraffe!!

My Paper World said...

Gorgeous cards Rose Ann! I especially love the cute giraffe! xx

Bethany Paull said...

Your giraffe is so stinkin' cute! I love the dimension.

peanutbee said...

Awesome cards, Rose Ann! I love the garden green and summer sun on the first card. I really lovin' the Le Jardin card...totally fun colors and I love long cards. :)

joslyn said...

great cards i love your giraffe one it is so cute. cute as usual.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

That giraffe card is just ADORABLE, Rose Ann. Love that flower card too!

Wendy said...

Both cards are wonderful, Rose Ann! Nice job as always! :)

Have a great day!
Wendy

Marlou said...

oh two gorgeous cards!!! love them both :)

Deb said...

fabulous cards Rose Ann, love the image and sentiment on the first and the colours on the second are beautiful.

kathleenh said...

Cute cards! I love that cuttlebug flower on the first card.

beate said...

Both cards are adorable! Sorry I can't help with the banner problem.
Have a great weekend
Hugs and smiles

Leslie Miller said...

Love both of these cards, Rose Ann! The Build a Brad makes the most awesome flower centers!

shel9999 said...

Both fabulous, Rose Ann! I think I like that adorable giraffe best though! So cute!

Laura Roth said...

Oh your giraffe is just super cute ;)

broni (waterchild12) said...

Awesome cards, Rose Ann! I especially love that adorable giraffe with the cuttlebugged flower!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Don't you just LOVE new stamps!! Wonderful cards, Rose Ann. I love those build a brads you created with the flower stamp.