Card one was made using Labels Ten Nestie die shapes and the colour combo of Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Very Vanilla. I embossed each Labels Ten shape. I stamped the lilacs in Perfect Plum first and the overstamping was done with Elegant Eggplant - I stamped off once first each time. The leaves are Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. I've added stamped speckles and sponging using Crumb Cake ink and I sprinkled sparkle on the flowers in the form of Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I finished the card off with a circle sentiment and purple crystals. I kept the card flat as it was sent in the post. I needed to send a cheque to my SU! demo Joanne and I sent it with this card.
I decided to use my Elzybells Stamp and Scrap Sentiments set to add a humorous touch to the envelope. I thought Joanne might get a chuckle from it! Here's the front (you can click the picture to get a larger view).
Here's the back. LOL!
Card two uses a brighter colour combo of So Saffron, Rose Red and a touch of Pear Pizzazz. After I'd assembled the square panel I realised it was a tad large for an A6 size card which is what I'd planned. So I cut the So Saffron card to measure 4 1/8" x 4 7/8" and hung the lacy square Nestie shape over the edge. The card fits in a 5" square envelope.
I embossed the card front with the Leafy Branch Cuttlebug folder. I stamped the flowers in Pretty in Pink and Rose Red - I stamped the Rose Red off once. I kept with pear and olive for the leaves. I sponged So Saffron ink around the panel, added the sentiment and green brads. Again I added Dazzling Diamonds to the flowers. I will use this card as a birthday RAK card so I kept it flat so it can be posted.
Then I stamped the envelope and the inside of the card.
Having stamped the lilacs in purple and pink I decided blue was the next choice. I've used Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy inks for the flowers and pear and olive again for the leaves. The card is a side opening A6 size card made with Baja Breeze CS. I've added Bella Bleu patterned paper to the bottom. On this panel I used Antique Linen distress ink to stamp a woven fabric background over the lilac and sentiment and to sponge the edges. I love that look! I also stamped and edged the vanilla strip and photo corners. This card will be hand delivered so I could add some dimension. I've popped up the Baja Breeze oval and added punched butterflies which I edged with the distress ink. No glitter on this one, I finished off by adding blue crystals to the butterflies and the Not Quite Navy Labels Ten shape.
Then I stamped the envelope front and the inside of the card.
I so love these stamps that I wanted to stamp something for me that I'm going to be able to keep and see on display. I thought it was time for my candle jar to get a makeover. The candle is fragranced with cherry and almond - such a delicious smell! - and the wax is red so I paired Cherry Cobbler with olive and vanilla. For the flowers I used Regal Rose and Cherry Cobbler inks and pear and olive for the leaves. I stamped two lilacs for the jar front oval and for the lid I stamped the flowers and a cluster of leaves. The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig gets a real workout with this set! I really loved the look of the woven fabric background I stamped on the blue card so I repeated that here but this time I used Crumb Cake ink. I've added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the flowers.
My lovely neighbour Kath has just bought over some freshly baked Bakewell slices for us - how scrummy to eat those tonight with the candle burning, can't wait! There is just something about stamping with these gorgeous stamps that makes me happy. I'm so glad I got them!