Tuesday, June 26, 2007

{ Happy Birthday Jilly! }

My best friend that I pretty much grew up with is having a birthday next month. I'm going to be out of the state so I have to get this in the mail early.

Can I say I just LOVE these new colors! I especially love Bleu Bayou, Groovy Guava and Purely Pomegranate. Last year I didn't really like SU's In Colors. I might have liked them more if I had bought them and had some time to play. I didn't start stamping until around November of last year and I didn't want to buy them just to have them retire in a few months. Last night when I was at M's I found this beautiful ribbon. I actually put it back because it didn't match SU's colors. Since most of my card stock is from SU I try not to waste money on embellishments that I won't use because they don't match. After I walked away from the ribbon bin I realized that the color actually matched Groovy Guava so I grabbed it up quick! Now that I've actually seen the two together and how much they really do match I think I'm going to have to get some more!

If you click on the picture you can see a blown up version of this with much more detail. I used my Linen stamp on the Soft Sky layer which you can't see here. For the top layer I stamped the Guava flowers first. I then use my linen stamp again, after stamping off most the ink a couple times I stamped it over the flowers. After the I stamped the large flower with Blue Bayou ink, again after stamping off most the ink.

The scallops were done with my slit punch, oh how I love that!! I used two different sized circle punches to cut out the Riveting image which I secured with pop dots after I tied a ribbon through it.

Stamps: SU Office Accouterment, Riveting, Linen
Ink: SU Groovy Guava, Bleu Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
Paper: SU Groovy Guava, Bleu Bayou, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: MM Mini Brads; Misc Ribbon
Other: SU Ticket Punch, Slit Punch, Mat Pack; EK Success Circle Punches; Misc Pop Dots
Techniques: Paper Piercing


Anonymous said...

Lindsi, you are so very creative! I can't believe you have only been stamping such a short time! I look each day to see what you have posted to brighten my day.
Southern Stamper

Lindsi Dawn said...

Southern Stamper,

Thanks so much for your wonderful comment and I'm glad I can brighten your day with my work!

I have been "around" stampers for a few years. I watched my mom stamp a bit and I probably made half a dozen cards before last November. I was moving a lot before then and never was able to really spend time stamping until then. The few cards I did make before then were nothing. Since November I stamp on almost a daily basis, for hours at a time. Spend hours on SCS and reading books and magazines about paper crafts. So that is why I say I've only been stamping since November.


dd2njoy said...

Very very Nice!! Neat colors and I love flowers,so I like it alot!