Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I Brake For Sunflowers

Hi everybody, Regina here and I am so ready for Fall!!!  When people here say it is going to be cooler, they mean 95 degrees, that's how hot it has been in Mississippi, not to mention humid.  I made a Fall card to share with you.  I love Fall colors and I think you can tell from the way I designed this card.  I used three stamps from a new release set called Bubble Wrap, Lattice, and Flowers.  Here is a link to the store,  I Brake For Stamps. 

This is what the set looks like....

How fun is this set??  I am totally into trying new backgrounds and I had to have this one because of that in addition to the Hello sentiment and sunflower which I knew I would use alot.  I love that flower with the swirls in too.  Sometimes I like to use solid image stamps rather than all line so I liked this for that reason and the other flower stamp is a nice size so that you can use it alone or stamp out several.  I'm really going to have fun with this set! 

Isn't this so pretty?  I colored the sunflower with copics, which I will list below.  I used cardstock from Gina K Designs.  I stamped out the Lattice background stamp 3 times in Versamark and embossed with white detailed embossing powder by Stampendous.  The Hello sentiment was also stamped in Versamark and embossed with white powder.  I then sponged a few Tim Holtz distress inks over the background, wiped it off with a paper towel and the white embossing shows through so pretty.  This is kind of like having 2 backgrounds in one, the sponged one and the stamped/embossed one.  I will list the colors I used below.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing border with the polka dots called Just My Type.  I didn't want to leave that strip of cardstock behind the sunflower plain but also didn't want to emboss the whole thing so as to not take away from my pretty background so I thought this was the perfect solution. I then finished it off with a little Wink of Stella Clear glitter pen in a couple places in the center part to give a slight shimmer.

I also made a matching envelope with a Papertrey Ink Die and embossed it with the same Cuttlebug  polka dot embossing border. 

Copics used:  Y11, Y15, Y38 on the petals, YR24, YR27, YG93, YG95 and YG97 in the center part.

Tim Holtz inks used to sponge:  Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade, and a tiny bit of Ripe Persimmon

I love embossing, emboss resist, and making backgrounds (oh and pretty Fall colors) so I accomplished what I like to do here with this card.  My boyfriend's Mom had surgery for kidney stones so I will send her this card to cheer her up and say inside that I've been thinking about her.  Perfect!

Please check out I Brake For Stamps online store.  HERE is a link.  There are over 4,000 rubber stamps and digis as well.  There is such a fabulous variety of stamps and there is always a weekly 50% special page, Overstock stamps at great prices, half price I believe, individual stamps and sentiments as well as sheets of stamps.  You can buy mounted or unmounted.  Also, check out the Bister, watercolor powders.  HERE is a link to those.  I will be playing with these very soon. Check out my blog at Cards by Regina to see more projects and I hope you are inspired to create something with these awesome stamps.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!