Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cards to Share & the Last Day!

I have some new Unity stamps, and I am in love with the designs!  What I love about Unity stamps is the  intricate designs.  For these cards, I've used the new Melody Ross Brave Girl stamps.

I misted this cardstock and paper flowers with two glimmer mist colors - Lilypad and Sapphire.  After the CS was dry, I stamped and embossed the birdcage using Versamark and Vanilla Zing.  Now a few things.  You can use your heat gun to speed up drying time.  Also,  you can stamp and emboss your paper before you mist.  The embossing will resist the glimmer mist spray, and it turns out just lovely.  I have tried both ways and think I prefer embossing afterwards - but you be the judge of what you like to do!  One other thing about glimmer mist.  I see a lot of people grabbing their bottle and shaking it really hard to get the "glimmer" mixed up.  You will get a lot of air bubbles that way and will eventually clog your sprayer.  It also promotes really big splotches of spray.  Next time you use your glimmer mist, try swirling it and then tapping it on your palm.  It's just as effective as shaking and yet allows you to prolong the life of your spray.  Just a tip!

These cards were so simple.  I designed them this way because I wanted the beauty of the stamps and sentiments to shine through.  Along with the Unity stamps I've used Graphic 45 paper, a Bazill flower, CTMH gems, and May Arts silk ribbon.

Last Day!!  Today is the last day for my Surprise Blog Candy!!  Here are the details:

1. You must be a follower to win! (After all this blog candy is all about my followers), and
2. Comment on any of my blog postings until 6:00 pm CST tonight.

I am going to draw for the blog candy TODAY at 6:00 pm CST. Every time you've commented this week, you received one entry!! Yippee!! I love giving blog candy!! (You can still go back and comment on this week's post today to be eligible!)

If you'd like to see what I'm giving away to one lucky person tonight, go here!

I truly appreciate that you take the time to visit my blog.  I love reading your comments, and I have been visiting you, too!  You are all so creative, and I have been very inspired this week from all the different projects I've seen!!
I'll be back tonight with a winner!!


Laurel said...

Wow these are gorgeous, I really love the second ones!

jengd said...

Those black and gold cards are absolutely stunning!!

Dawnll said...

These are just simply beautiful... I love that the embossing becomes the centerpiece for your cards. Those papers are just spectacular.
You always have so much to share and I appreciate the inspiration from you.

Debbie said...

Such beautiful cards! Always admire those who make cards! Love the set with the Graphic 45 papers! The card with the birdcage is beautiful! What a detailed stamp. Love what you did with the glimmer mist. Nice effect on the cardstock.

Irena said...

This cards are adorable, the colors and the papers are wonderful, the gold with black is stunning combo :)

Rufus said...

Love all of these, but I think my favorite is the first one. Love the colors and that image is wonderful!

grandmalee said...

I too love all of them, but the last two really caught my eye! They are so stunning! They have a formal look with a bit of whimsy in them. The colors are perfect for the stamps! Thanks for the glimmer mist tip!