Thursday, May 10, 2007

Amuseapalooza - Challenge 2

So I decided to take part in the Amuse challenges even though I don't have any Amuse stamps as of yet . . . (I ordered some from my friend Jody and she said they are hopefully going postal today -- she got them in yesterday). Anyway, I really liked the idea of trying to stamp without using black ink. SO, I got to work and these are the pretties I came up with.

This first one is done using SU's Polka Dots and Petals. I had seen lots of cards doing acetate overlays (I think it was a challenge last week to use acetate on your cards -- for splitcoast), so I decided to try it. I used my white craft ink to stamp assorted flowers on the acetate. (This took forever to dry -- in fact, they are still not completely dry -- think I will use my white staz on next time). The background layer is stamped in pink passion, pretty in pink, cameo coral and timber brown staz on. The sheet of acetate is held on with those chocolate brown brads, by All My Memories. The sentiment is by Stampendous and I stamped it on the background layer and was just careful not to stamp over it when I was stamping on the acetate sheet. Very busy but I think it turned out cute.

The second card uses my favorite flower stamp by Impress. I absolutely love this little flower. The colors were inkspired by the gem stones. I got the pack of gem stones from Target, and the colors inside were a blue, green and orange. I thought, why not? So, I used only orange, ballet blue, and certainly celery. I am pleased with the color choices on this -- they are so NOT me, but they turned out bright and cheery and cute. The ribbon matches almost exactly, even though it looks a lot darker in the picture. I stamped "Hi" from a stamp that said "Hi There" from SU's Fancy Flexible Phrases. As a final touch, I pierced around the orange flowers. I think it added a little something something. Even though I used no Amuse stamps on these, I will upload my link to them anyway.

Happy Thursday everyone. Brown (UPS) should be bringing me some new goodies today and tonight is a brand new episode of Grey's Anatomy - so life is good! Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Allison said...

These are terrific!

Carol Dunstan said...

Such perky cards! I particuarly love the first

Anonymous said...

I love them both but I REALLY love the "Just a Little Note" one. Really nice!

Aunt T said...

Great job. I love them both but the first one is my favorite!


InspiredByInk said...

How did you like Grey? Now THAT'S what I'm TALKIN' ABOUT!!! Just one show so I could get into the dialoge and cry a bit. It was a good show, but I can't believe the SEASON FINALE is next week... sniff sniff... *sigh* I guess it's all good and will give me more time to stamp hehehe. SUre wish George would get over Izzy. Cally sooo deserves a good hubby!