Sunday, March 29, 2009

Playing with... new A Muse Stamps

Don't ya just looooove getting new stamps?! I DO! And I loooooooove playing with 'em too :) The new floral images just released from A Muse are amazing!

Here's one I made using the new Euclayptus and new Thank You. Sage Green Solid Note card & Juliette Sage Green Cardstock.

I sanded off the edges of my papers...stamped the euclayptus a few times then highlighted with a white gel pen...stamped the sentiment in brown...stuck down a strip of brown grosgrain ribbon, added a flower....DONE!

This next one I used the new Solid Zinnia to do a resist technique - and the Open Zinnia for a background pattern.

I stamped the Solid Zinnia on glossy cardstock with Tangerine Chalk Ink - then I took Lime Pastel Chalk Ink and pressed the ink pad directly to the entire surface. Wipe off right away with a paper napkin in small circular motion. Does this sound complicated? It's totally easy...promise! Now let the piece dry while you do the rest of the card - maybe about 20 or 30 minutes? Or you can heat set it real quick with your heat gun. THEN -- using Ancient Page Coal Black ink...I stamped have a beautiful day! right on top. YOU MUST let this dry - cause on glossy cardstock it doesn't soak. I hit mine with the heat gun to set it in...cause I wanted to touch it right away!! I couldn't help myself -- it's so smooth & shinny :)

I'm not really sure about the Lime Pastel on here - I was going more for a green color...but it looks more yellow to me. I almost didn't even post it...but I though "what the heck...somebody might like it" LOL!!!! I'm thinkin' I wanna give it a go again with a blue. I love experimenting with stuff like this!

Now...pardon me while I go play more!!! Yippee!!!


Laura said...

Great cards! Thanks for sharing the tip on the sanding and the white gel pen highlights! Love the white highlights!

Debbie said...

Both of your cards are great, Lori. I really like the white highlighting you did, it looks sharp. I think the zinnia card is awesome. The colors look fantastic and the black and white zinnia base is very cool. I hope you post the blue one you make.

cheiron said...

Love these both! Love the white highlighting...need to try that. Love the lime and orange combo too!

Dawn said...

pretty wonderful idea, Lori! You are gooooood!