Monday, August 3, 2009

Chic meets Damask cards and Freebie Friday Winner

Hello all! I'm back again with a second post for today! Hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend. Convention is just a few days away, so I've been busy doing my swaps, and trying to get everything wrapped up before I go. If you guys saw my post from a few days ago, you'll know that I got some fun packages, and among them was my first order from Papertrey! And, can you believe it - I have never used clear stamps EVER before until Saturday! I know, crazy, huh? Well, I have been a long admirer of Papertrey - pretty much since I started blurfing the end of last year. I've seen so many cute stamps and cards people were making, that after many months of being on the other side of the looking glass, I finally took the plunge and bought some stamps. I mean, I had to go and run to Michaels to buy some acrylic blocks cuz I didn't realize I needed them to use the stamps! {You're probably thinking, "Silly clear stamp newbie!"} So my first share with you is a trio of mixed media cards, meaning part Stampin'Up! (the Chic Boutique stamp set, which I just LOVE) and part Papertrey's Damask Designs by Dawn McVey (which I also really love!).
These cards are 3 1/2" x 5" and I made them all different because I was practicing stamping with the Damask stamp and trying to play with different looks. What do you think? Here's a closer view of each card individually. I think my favorite is the one with the 3 flowers in the corner. Believe it or not, those 3 flowers were added because I accidently dropped the corner of the cardstock onto my Melon Mambo ink pad. To hide the schmutz, I put the flowers there and I actually really like how it came out. So remember - sometimes your best creations are a result of a mistake! Here are the cards individually:

I had fun dressing up the cards in different ways. Plus, I was all the while intrigued with the clear stamps. I'm still learning, so I will keep you posted. Here's the recipe:
All supplies Stampin'Up! except where noted.
* Stamps: Chic Boutique, Damask Designs (PTI)
* Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry; Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
* Inks: Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pads; Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Sahara Sand markers
* Accessories: Crushed Curry grosgrain ribbon,Filigree brad, scallop border punch, trio flower punch, vintage brads

Speaking of post - this post is getting super long, so how about we find out who the winner of the Freebie Friday stamp set is? The winner is:Lucky number 4, who happens to be Pearlann! Congratulations Pearlann! And THANK YOU all for playing! Hope you enjoyed today's posts.

Have a great day!


Jane said...

gorgeous cards! I love that damask stamp!! I just ordered the PTI Polka Dots stamp (the shipping is pretty expensive for PTI so when I do order from them it's a treat...can't wait to get them)....Damask is next on my list!!
Congrats to the freebie winner......lucky duck!

Laura said...

How clever of you to make so many variations on theme. They're all great!

Anonymous said...

Very cute cards!
The 3 flowers on the corner do add a little spice!
Take care!

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness...your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Winter said...

WOW! These are so cute! I love the stamps and the colors are really pretty! I love clear stamps, because you can shape the sentiments and see where you are stamping them! :)

LeAnne said...

Lovely cards, Rose!!! Have fun with those PTI sets----they are a world unto themselves and SO much fun! I still like my SU stamps, but these have so many possibilites! Have fun at convention!

Michelle said...

I love these cards!! I have been eyeballing this set and now it has moved to my MUST HAVE list!! =)

travelingmama said...

These are absolute perfection! I love them all! I am a huge fan of PTI too- their clear stamps are so fun!