Monday, July 16, 2007

New Toys!!!


Just received my first shipment of new stuff from Stampin' Up!! I was so excited to cut into new rubbah today and get started on a new project - I used the Seasonal Whimsy set first for today's SCS challenge. There is ALOT of embossing powder on this card!! The main image is stamped in chocolate chip craft ink and embossed with clear EP, the background of it is watercolored with WW crayons. The French Flair image is also stamped in pigment inks and completely embossed with clear EP. It does give it a funky look!
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Someone recently used a paper crimper on their project - I forgot about mine... buried under a whole bunch of other "must haves" that I used for awhile then put away. I crimped the sentiment on this one, then attached it with eyelets, letting it bridge up in the middle. The strip of apricot at the bottom is also crimped.

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The western card is the first card I've made in ages just to make... I didn't have a challenge, theme or design call in mind when making it.... it was kinda refreshing! I designed the entire card around the piece of designer paper from Linen Prints paper pack - I was going to use it on the first card but it just didn't go together. I do like it on this card though! The lasso was made with a linen string and just wrapped around the card and adhered with mini glue dots.
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Which one do you like? Leave me a comment and let me know.
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I'm going away for a few days and will be giving away the BLOG CANDY when I return - so pass along the word to your friends to stop by and leave a comment (on that post) about why they like to stamp and make cards.

44 comments:

Paula said...

I really like the paper crimper for the sentiment! You inspired me to get mine out and use it on something.

Nancy Grant said...

Amazing cards! You sure do have an awesome stamping style.
:-)

Ticia said...

Both totally awesome cards! I have been waiting to see some cards done with the stamp in your first card.

TiggersMom said...

Both cards are great. I frequently use my paper crimper and really like the dimension it adds - luv the effect with metals. The cowboy card would be perfect for all those C&W fans out there - including 2 of our 4 sons.

doverdi said...

That's a tough one! I'll pick #1. Both cards are great for different reasons. I love the use of the crimper on card #1 and tend to forget that I own one. Maybe I better take it out of the drawer and put it on my desk. lol Thanks for the inspiration.

Denise said...

Completely incredible and wonderful cards!

Regina D. said...

Gosh, they're both beautiful card, but I'd have to chose the first one. I love those colors.

Heather S. said...

I love the look of your first card. I too rarely use my crimper, I came across it today in my cleaning. I see I'm going to have to use it now. How inspiring.

Keri Jackson said...

OMG! They are both wonderful! I don't know if I could pick my favorite! But I guess I would pick the 2nd one.

Anne Marie Gross said...

I love the crimped paper on the first card, but I think I like the overall feel of the second card better. So much going on ... it's really fun & interesting! TFS.

leenda said...

LOVE em both! Fantastic artwork! The cowboy card is my favorite.

Linda SS said...

My favorite is card #2. The lasso idea is great.

Julie K in Taiwan said...

My favorite is the cowboy one, it's got so much happening and is such a fun design. Thanks for sharing.

Kim G said...

Both your cards are great, but I seemed to be pulled towards the Seasonal Whimsy one. You have such detail on them.

MJ said...

Both cards are so incredible. The colors on the first are vibrant and unique. But because I am a true country girl from Montana, I really love the second. That new set from SU is one of my first buys, and I can't wait to use it.

Kathy W said...

I have a paper crimper that I bought last summer and I've never used it! Thanks for the inspiration to pull it out. I love the little scroll for the star stamp on your western card. Very creative cards; thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

Wow, I love all the texture on your cards... They're awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

Too hard to choose. But, even though I live in cowbow country, I'm going to #1 just for the crimper! Both are truly inspiring however.

Ila said...

I love them both! They are both unique. Great layouts and colors.

chelemom said...

Why do you make us choose? They are both so incredible, that I simply can not!!!!

Angi said...

I totally love, love, love the western card!! It's right up my alley. I have been waiting for some cute western themed stamps to come out and these are just too cute. Great job on this!!

Angel W said...

I like em both, but that Boho style card is my fave!

Connie said...

I like the 2nd card. But both are lovely!

Beth said...

Wow, Michelle, your cards are over the top each and every post. These cards rock!

Southern Stamper said...

Now that I have seen your 1st card, I NEED that stamp set! I also love your 2nd card. The words "creative" and "Michelle" are synonymous.

Kheila said...

I just love the way you have attahed the sentiments on these two cards.....very clever!

Jack Fussell said...

Your cards are amazing! I love all the different elements on your first card especially, but the string on the second one was a great touch too!
Tina
(www.travelingmama.net)

Dana said...

They are both very lovely cards! I guess if I had to pick I would pick the second one! TFS

Jenn in GA said...

like them both, but the western card wins my vote!

janet allen said...

Your cards are always so wonderful that it's hard to choose which is more wonderful! I'll pick #1 this time.

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I dont like western but I love this card! lol. I love everything about it! as always lol

Jenn D said...

I love the crimped piece with the sentiment. What a great effect! I also love the lasso. Both cards are perfect.

Cathy said...

Gosh which one. I love them both.
I love the vintage look and both the layouts are just AWESOME. Love the colors you chose and all the embellishments. Your style rocks.

Joanne (stamps4sanity) said...

Michelle, you are such an inspiration to me... I love what you did with these sets...

cookiebaker said...

Yahoo! Both are beautiful but for pure "Wow" I love #2. Another awesome duo. You rock!

Ida said...

Tough choice since both cards are really great! - As with almost everyone commenting I liked the Crimping on card #1 and the Lasso on card #2 - Over all I like card #2 the best because I love Western themed stuff but card one is also wonderful. Ida

Ashley Bowen said...

I love your cards! Totally Awesome!! Hugs! Ash~

www.ashleyscreativecorner.blogspot.com

Joanna van said...

I've just recently gotten into rubber stamping and it's really addictive! Your cards are beautiful.

Joanna

Darcie said...

I love them both, but if I have to choose I would say Seasonal Whimsy...I love the sample in the catalog too! This has convinced me to buy this stamp! Thanks!

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

Don't make me pick! I absolutely love both of them. They are each perfect in their own way.

Linda

Elaine said...

Western card is my fave though both are soooo cool!!

Anonymous said...

I like them both but my favorite is the bronco one. My DD is pregnant with my first grandchild and is doing the nursery with a Western theme so I am all about that right now. I haven't got my order in yet but have been dying for that stamp set. So thanks for sharing such a great example of it.
Kay

Leslie Miller said...

What fabulous cards--both of them! I've been intrigued by the set in your first card. It looks great with the French Flair background!

Tammy Dunlap said...

Amazing cards!!! Your very talented!!!

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