Friday, April 1, 2016

March 30 Stampfest with Linda

My friend Linda spent the day with me Wednesday. We had a great time visiting and stamping.

This card design was inspired by Nadine's Wahine Inks card which I saw on Pinterest I used the Textile Cuttlebug embossing folder just on the right side of the front. After trying various flower stamps in various inks, we chose this Rubber Stampede stamp called Solidago Sprig. Linda spritzed the rubber with water then colored on the rubber with Staedtler Aquarell crayons. Then she stamped the flower. We punched a butterfly and added some gemstones to it. Added the sentiment on a layer of white, adhering with dimensional foam. Our first 2 cards (above) are single layer card, just the white cardstock.
For these 2 cards, we embossed and watercolor stamped on a 4 x 5.25 inch white layer and attached that to a navy blue card. You can see variations in the watercolor flower stamping. Sometimes the first stamping was faint. So we tried again. I kind of like the look of a shadowy background.
Stamps: Rubber Stampede, Great Impressions
Inks: Versafine black onyx
Staedtler Karat Aquarell Watercolor Crayons

Linda had previously stamped the center flower with Stampin' Up's petal prints with a watercolor technique. I added the rest of the stamping and sponging, making it a collage-y lady card. Sponged the background using "sequin waste" as a stencil.
Distress inks: festive berries,twisted citron, dried marigold, ripe persimmon,
vintage photo-lady, crushed olive-leaf.
Stamps: Inkadinkado-Dawn Houser, Stampendous, Stampin' Up

Thank you so much for visiting!


Carolee said...

Love the butterfly ones. Using the embossing folder on half of the card is really nice.

Hetty said...

What alovely idea,Laura,these cards.A cobination of embossing, stamping and die cutting.
In total a fabulous card! I amsure you both had fun being together.

Sue Erickson said...

I love your lady collage-y card, Laura. I should make more cards like this. I can do it but just don't take the time to do so. What fun to stamp with someone else!
Sue Erickson

Diane Bouse said...

I had to get my jealousy in hand before I could post a comment. I want to live close enough to do stamp fest with you. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.