Thursday, June 14, 2012

Stampin' Llamas Summer Blog Hop



Hope you're enjoying all the creations of my lovely sister llamas from the brand spanking new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! catalog.   If you're following around, you arrived here from Buffy's lovely blog.   The link to the next stop on the hop is at the bottom of this post.


Masculine teacher card  -  Here in NY, we still have one more week of school, so I'm just starting on the teacher thank you projects.  This card really seems to me to need another little layer or a few brads somewhere, but I'm stumped... any ideas?


Bus from Every Little Bit stamped in Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake cardstock, except for one stamped in Early Espresso and colored with pencils.  Sentiment from Pursuit of Happiness stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla, matted on Early Espresso and popped up with dimensionals.  Inside stamped Thank You from the Curly Cute stamp set.  


Hello Doily In-Color Rainbow card  - I've been seeing so many rainbow-themed cards lately I just had to try one!   What do you think?


I started by heat embossing Hello Doily with clear powder onto Whisper White.   Starting at the center of the doily, I sponged with Primrose Petals, So Saffron, Pool Party, Marina Mist and Midnight Muse inks.   Flowers from Language of Friendship are stamped in Primrose Petals on matching CS, and punched with the coordinating Boho Blossoms punch - really like how the stamp gives dimension to the punched flowers.   I loved the sentiment in this set, as well, so I stamped it in Midnight Muse onto Whisper White and used Stampin' Up!'s largest oval punch, layered it onto a Decorative Label punched from Midnight Muse.   Mounted the whole shebang onto a So Saffron card base.   Stampin' Up! super-duper glue stick, glue dots and dimensionals hold the whole thing together.




Father's Day (or masculine birthday) card - Created this for my handy father.  Can you see the subtle variations in the texture of the green layer?   Click on the smaller pics to see it close up.     I CASEd another llama for my father-in-law's card which you can see here.   






Every Little Bit has a stamp for, well, everything!   I used it again to make the monochromatic hammer and nails background on this card for my dad.   Don't know if you can see it in this pic, but I experimented with the layer of Always Artichoke CS;  I put it in the stripes embossing folder and instead of running it thru the Big Shot, I pressed down on it kinda randomly with my hands.   I was hoping for irregular faded texture, which I got.  The heart is Rich Razzleberry sponged with Crumb Cake (that sounds like a pretty good dessert!).   I LOVE the Family Reunion set, I'll be using it for scrapbooks and cards - such a great and versatile set.  I used it to stamp dad in Always Artichoke, punched out with Modern Label, embellished with Vintage Trinkets (such cute teeny tiny metal button brads) and attached with lots of dimensionals.   




10 comments:

Joanne said...

Hi Linda! Your Hello Doily rainbow card is awesome! Your rainbow sponging is like a work of art. I never even noticed the hammer and nails in the Every Little Bit set - and I have that one! Your teacher card is great and I'm sure any teacher would be honored to get it. Maybe if you pop the colored bus up on a circle punch it would give you the added dimension you're looking for?

Christine said...

Love the rainbow card. They are all great, don't you love those little brads you used on the Dad card?

Marsha Reed said...

Great cards, Linda. Really like the rainbow doily.

Debbie Martin said...

Love your cards, especially the little school bus! I'll have to try that on a card.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda love all your cards. The rainbow sponging is beautiful and the little school bus is too too cute. Nice job on everything.
I'm enjoying the HOP and so sorry I had to miss this one. hugs ,

Penny Hanuszak said...

What wonderful cards Linda, they're all terrific. I especially like the rainbow doily. Nice technique! TFS.

Penny
http://pennytokensstampinspot.blogspot.com

KatheD said...

Those cute little Every Little Bit images have been whispering my name for a year, now, and you've made them look versatile and necessary :) Your variable texture stripes are truly inspired - thanks so much for sharing it with us!

ps I don't think you should change a thing on the bus card, it's perfect!

buffycooper said...

Gorgeous cards, Linda! My favorite is the rainbow one, of course. But the bus is so cute, and the Father's Day card is perfect for a handy guy. (eeeekkkk...gotta make some FD cards tonight. Thanks for the reminder!)

AmpleStamper/LexingtonLuralyn said...

Hi, Linda. I enjoyed your cards and the doily rainbow effect so much! You asked for a suggestion on the cheerful school bus card. What about adding a strip or two of yellow cardstock in the background, to tie in to the yellow bus? That is my only suggestion. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Anonymous said...

Excellent work. see you,