Saturday, July 25, 2009

Welcome to the Royal Blog Tour!

Welcome to my blog! I am using the level 3 Hostess set, Kind and Caring Thoughts, to showcase 4 cards that I hope will bring you some inspiration. I think that decorating the inside of the card gives it an extra special touch and so I have done that as well on some of the cards.


My first card is a base of Whisper White with the color combination
layers of
Orchid Opulence and Rich Razzleberry. After stamping the main image in Rich Razzleberry,
I placed several circle rhinestone brads on the image before layering on the Orchid Opulence. A piece of Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon is used across the layer of Orchid Opulence - on which I used the scallop edge punch and white gel pen dots on the scallops. The sentiment comes from the Fresh Cuts stamp set and is placed on a 1-1/4" punched circle, follow
ed by a 1-3/8" punched circle layer and a scallop circle punched layer.

The base of this second card is Kraft cardstock, on which I stamped the largest floral image in the Kind and Caring
Thoughts stamp set in Versamark ink randomly.
The layers of cardstock are Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Whisper White.
I colored the floral image with a Perfect Plum and Old Olive markers in order to get the different colors on the one stamp. On the edges that are scalloped, I used Stampin' Up!'s
scallop edge punch before using the white gel pen to place a white dot in each scallop.


The ribbon is Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain and the embellishment is a Filigree Designer Brad with a circle rhinestone brad in the middle.






My next card utilizes the new In-Colors again.
I am really enjoying these colors. I created the base of this standard-sized card in Bermuda Bay with a layer of Dusty Durango underneath a layer of Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. The ribbon is
Dusty D
urango polkadotted grosgrain with a
Flower Designer Brad attached.






My final card uses sketch SC237 from Splitcoast Stampers. I am very pleased with how this card came out.

The base of the card is Whisper White and it is folded so that it opens from the bottom - as were two of the other cards.
The bottom layer of DSP is from the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP packet and the next layer is
Certainly Celery DSP, followed by Crushed Curry grosgrain ribbon. The leaves were made from the Little Leaves S
izzlet die which was run through the Big Shot. The floral image was stamped in Crushed Curry onto Whisper White and then the top portion was cut out and placed on top of the die cut leaves with a dimensional. Six vintage brads were placed as shown.


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34 comments:

Loni said...

Terrific job Stephanie!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Too darned pretty.. so much inspiration Steph1

Lainee said...

Love this stamp set, wish we could get it here in Australia. I particularly loved the colors of the first card. You have done a wonderful job.

Carol P said...

All are very lovely....great job!

Dawn said...

Nice job! Great set.

njburk said...

Your projects are all GREAT! I love how you used the rhinestones brads on that wonderful hostess set!

StampinCathy said...

Great stamp set and I just love your creative style. Your cards are just fabulous and so inspiring.

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing.

Jackie said...

I do like your cards and am adding you to my Google Reader! I'll be back.

jguyeby said...

Stephanie, I love your samples. We choose the same stamp set. Thanks for sharing. I will have to borrow some of your ideas. lol...
Jennifer
http://jguyeby.blogspot.com/

Kathy W said...

wonderful projects, and great use of brads.

Robin said...

Love your samples with this set. Thanks for sharing.

Little GTO said...

Love those rhinestones on the first card. And each card gets better!
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Susan Hackney said...

Love all of your cards!

lisa808 said...

Love your cards! Thanks for participating in this great tour.

Stampin_melissa said...

All your cards are stunning! I love how you decorated the inside as well. I rarely remember to add that touch. TFS!

jACKIE k said...

Great Cards Steph. JackieKenny

myfairlady2511 said...

Very nice! The last 2 cards are just gorgeous!

Susan Timmerman said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Steph!!!

Julie A. said...

Steph-

I'm so happy to see you on this tour. I just love your work. Your cards are gorgeous!

Thanks so much for sharing:)

Diana said...

fabulous cards! Love that stamp set. Thanks for sharing!

Natalie S. Meyer said...

Steph,

I love the cards you made with this set.

Laurie in MN said...

I love the clean(not messy or overloaded with embellishments)style of your cards.

A Touch of SOL said...

Great JOB Stephanie...Its been a pleasure getting to know you!

rush8888 said...

those last two cards are my favorites. cheery!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love the way you used these fall colors in your projects.

Ann said...

Gorgeous cards Stephanie!! Love the fact of how Rich Razzleberry goes so well with Orchid Opulence!!

carolm said...

i love this set and you've made some beautiful projects!!!

thanx for sharing.

cheers ~ carol.
wannabeagrits@msn.com

Jenn - Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up said...

Beautiful cards

Kathy Salameda said...

thumbs up to decorating the inside of the cards also

Sandi MacIver said...

absolutely stunning projects, thank you for sharing with us

Kate Cecil said...

Fantastic job, Stephanie! I( really enjoyed your projects!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Stephanie, your cards are spectacular! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Deb said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie