Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New Stamps are here . . .

I got my new stamps from Jody in the mail yesterday! YAY! All the stamps I got are Amuse and I *may* have gone to Hobby Lobby and picked up a stamp yesterday too. SO, instead of packing like a good little Manda, I decided to stamp *shocking*

This first card is my version of SC123 -- using squares. This is also the new Penny Black stamp I acquired yesterday. I thought he was a cute snowman and happened to have a 40% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket, so I got him. I know Christmas is a long time away still, but hey, it is fun to stamp him anyway. This was also my first time using liquid applique. I just love how it makes him puffy and snowy and I love the snowflakes. Sentiment is from Stampin' Up! "It's Snow Time" set. Oh, and I watercolored the snowman in using my watercolor pencils which have not seen the light of day since I got my watercolor wonder crayons.


This second card is one that came together while I was venting on the phone to my friend. We just chattered away and I just kept stamping and watercoloring and this is what happened. I think it is cute. I love the dimension that the red watercolor pencil added on the edges of the pink watercolored flowers. The dots were just me doodling. Oh, and the stamp is one of my new Amuse ones -- "Gerber Daisy". I love the ribbons -- I used some black with white polka dots, some thin red grosgrain and some pink gingham. The sentiment is a rub on by Karen Foster Designs that I *may* have also purchased at Hobby Lobby when I was there (who could resist, they were 50% off all rub-ons). This is starting to sound surprising like one of those confessions of a shopaholic books. Ooops!

This third card is something I whipped up this morning. I used Autumn Leaves "Hearts & Stars" set by Rhonna Farrer. I watercolored a few of the hearts in randomly using my watercolor pencils, and then doodled a couple of little hearts in using my black gelly roll. Then to add dimension, I cut out a few hearts and put them on pop dots. I think it adds something. I then attached the panel to whisper white card stock. I wrapped the rick rack around the white panel and then attached that to the basic black card. Finally, I stamped my new Amuse sentiment "je t'aime" on the bottom to complete the card. I kind of fudged that up a bit since I over-inked it a bit and it looks extra dark on top . . . but we are our own worst critic right? This was a really simple card and I did it as part of Valerie's TLC 116 (Warm Up Challenge) on Splitcoaststampers. I am so sad that I have to stop stamping now, but the clothes are not going to pack themselves, so I must go get us prepared for the trip. I promise to post pictures. Hope you have a great rest of the week, I know we will *grins*

7 comments:

Kendra Giles said...

great cards Amanda!

Lisa said...

Very pretty cards!!! I like what you are up too!

Karen said...

Really good stampin' Amanda! Totally love the snowman and the liquid applique, the daisy's are colored perfectly on the second card. Cute black and pink combo too! You are on a roll! Now get packing before you get too stressed out!

Allison said...

Some awesome creations...super job!

Carol Dunstan said...

Great cards! I especially love teh visual depth in the heart card

lakegrandma said...

All three cards are so neat, love them.

Dorinda said...

they are all so PERFECT!!! I don't know which one I like the best...Very great!! work kiddo!!