Friday, July 31, 2009

Stamp TV Potluck Friday 24 an Taylored Expressions 76

A very dear friend of mine has a birthday on Tuesday. Her two favorite things are purple and chocolate. I was trying to think of something special to give her. Yesterday LeAnne at Wee Inkling shared a wonderful hostess gift that she made. It was a set of note cards. I decided to make a dozen note cards all in purple. I finished seven yesterday. Today I got up and decided to go to Gina K’s store to buy a couple of the newly released stamps and fill up my punch card. I needed inspiration for the last five cards, really. This card is made with a stamp from the new Stamp TV kit called Signs of Autumn. Oh, yea I filled up the card and then some. The new stamps are fantastic. Take a look. I used this Friday’s Stamp TV Pot Luck challenge to guided me. The challenge was to use a sunflower stamp and the bleach technique. I stamped the image with Versa Mark on purple card stock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Then I painted the image with bleach. It was fun to watch the color disappear as it dried. The sentiment is from a set called “Say it with Flowers” from Stamp TV by Melanie Muenchinger. I used SU whisper white ribbon, and rhinestones by Kaiser. The purple dp is by Paper Pizzas. I used Memento grape jelly ink to edge the image. I made two of these cards. That was all I needed to get the idea for the last three cards. The second picture is the set of cards I am giving my friend for her birthday. I am also giving her chocolate. I hope she likes her note cards. Let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping.

PS. I just notice that this is the same sketch over at Taylored Expressions 76


Sarah said...

Very, very pretty Linda. I LOVE all the purple. The bleach technique sounds really cool...dunno about the smell though LOL

LeAnne said...

Linda, these are AWESOME! What a nice mixture of images, sentiments, everything! I tried to do that bleach technique a couple weeks bleach must be DEAD. Didn't do A THING! I guess I better put bleach on my store list, huh? Your friend is going to LOVE this gift, you put a lot of thought and effort into it and it is beautiful! TFS!

Gwen said...

This is beautiful....I love the bleach technique! thanks for the reminder...haven't used it for a long time! :)

Caryl P said...

That bleach technique came out fabulously. Bleach and I do not get along, I'd have to wear all white to even TRY it! Beautiful set of cards, your friend will love it.

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely wonderful gift idea your friend will surely be over the moon. I love everything you have done to create this gorgeous item the colours, the stamp.....all of it.

Lorraine x

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a lovely set of cards and perfect for a purple loving friend.

Per your comments on my blog:

I had a personalized stamp made with my name and logo that I stamp on the back of each card I make. There is a place to write the year on that. That's how I know when I made a card.

The Perfect Layers tools are like rulers, but with lips on the edges at different widths like 1/16", 1/8", 1/4" etc. When you adhere a piece of paper on the matting paper you don't need to make it even or perfect. Just lay down the Perfect Layers tool so the lip fits against the main panel then use a craft knife, or a small quilter's rotary cutter (my preference) and cut along the ruler. Perfect every single time. I purchased mine several years ago on QVC (my first and only time watching that channel) and have loved them ever since. I often joke that if I had to give up my Perfect Layers then I would give up cardmaking. I use them on 99% of my projects. They make things so much more enjoyable for an OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) person like myself. This is the best $22 I ever spent. Stampin Up sold them for a couple of years but doesn't anymore. If you are interested, your best bet is to do a google search on "perfect layers tool". You can get a link to a tutorial on how they are used and find places that sell them.

Patricia Garcia said...

Pretty card Linda, I enjoy seeing all your cards!