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Apr 28, 2009

Friends and a Flower

I spent the better part of this past weekend stamping. I had SO much fun! I have plenty to share with you over the next MANY days! :)

This card was made with Jen's SFYTT (Sketch for you to try). Want to play along? Click HERE to be directed to her post with the sketch and the details. :)

When I started this card, I had a technique in mind. I had seen a really cool video over at the Eclectic Paperie blog (click HERE to check it out). I must admit, I am not much of a technique stamper. When I first started stamping 6 years ago, I tried it all from bleach, to marbles rolling around in ink, to sandpaper, masking tape and rubber bands... but these days I stay away from most of that and just stamp! LOL This technique however, got me itching for a trip to Walmart to buy what I needed... :) A can of air! LOL I sat down and began creating and had a great time. :) It was fun. It took me several tries to get it "right", but I am happy with this piece. I went for a muted, earthy color palette. The ink is spattered on glossy card stock and the flowers were stamped in Stazon over the background.

Here is the flower I created using my new Nestabilities dies. I just LOVE it! YUM YUM! I snipped between each "petal" and then rolled the petals up to create lots of dimension. To keep the petals from laying directly on one another, I placed a 1 inch dimensional dot (can be found HERE) between each layer. It really helps to give it a boost and make it look more substantial. I stamped on the 2nd and 4th layers of my card with background stamps using Versamark Dazzle ink and spattered all the pieces with my SU air art tool.

This card is GIANT! LOL I let the pieces be my guide and to stay within the sketch, use as much of my artistic piece as possible, AND use my gargantuan flower... the card needed to be a whopping 8 1/2 X 5 1/2! (an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of card stock folded in half) I guess it will be going in a BOX! LOL OOPS!
Stamps: Kim Hughes flower silhouettes, scrapblocks
Ink: Versamark Dazzle, black stazon, alcohol inks
Paper: rust, kiwi, going grey, black, glossy white
Accessories: Nestabilities, grey button, ribbon, oval punch, scalloped oval punch, can of air, blending solution, dimensional dots and red line dimensionals, Janome sew mini, silver brads


  1. Love the card and flower especially.

    I have finally made up one of the bag templates that I bought from you ages ago! I've included the link to your blog on the post.

    Kaz xxx

  2. Absolutely stunning girl! Seriously, for someone who doesn't like technique cards I would never know you weren't a master of them! I don't think I've ever seen this technique before...thanks for the link! Canned air you say? I have a few bottles of it!
    Your flower is beautiful!

  3. Your card is beautiful! I just love the warm tones. That Blossom Nestie is my current fav! The ladies loved their goodie bags this weekend at out Spring Fest and I had several comments about the sticky stuff so I think you will see some new orders coming in!

  4. Wowza! What a BIG, beautiful card, Jody!!! I love every single thing about it. I actually do love techniques, though I don't use them that often, either. Need to 'get out of my box' more often -- thanks for the nudge, and the idea re: the Nesties blossom (just got that, too!). So when are you going to quit buying cans of air and just get an air compressor?! There. Done my enabling for the day. Mwah ha ha! ;)

  5. tee hee...that happens to me every once in a while that I have to run out and get what I need, and of course, I want it right away!

    Is this okay to say? I like yours even better than the sample! Great job on it. :)

  6. I agree with Dawn, this is stunning, love your colors. Hugs Cindy

  7. I kinda laughted at the end when you said how BIG your card turned out to be! It's big & beautiful!!! I tell ya though, I absolutely love the effect of that technique and have to admit, I haven't really done any in many years, mostly stick to plain ole stamping myself, but this really caught my eye! Just love the flower you created and want to go and try it with my new Nesties! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Love how your background turned out, great colors, and love your flower too!

  9. Beautiful card! I love your large flower.

  10. Ooh I love it! I'm thinking I need to add a can of air to my scrapping supplies. :-) TFS!

  11. Beautiful! (Big and beautiful! lol) LOVE that flower!

  12. Cool flower and great paper. All your cards are very cool!

  13. This is just lovely...LOVE the flower :)

  14. jen del muro ( 7:23 PM

    from one non-techniquer to another...this ROCKS

  15. Wow gorgeous!! BTW I'm playing catch up...from not having a computer for a few days, had to get a new one...ugh!!


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