Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pair-a-Phrase Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Pair-A Phrase Blog Hop! Over 40 consultants will be posting beautiful artwork featuring the new "Double-D" Pair-A-Phrase stamp set, available FREE with a minimum purchase starting on August 15th! That's TWO D-sized stamps in one package for FREE. Combine that with the SOTM special this month, and for $5 you can get FOUR stamp sets - what an amazing deal! 

If you are coming here from NIKKA'S BLOG, you are on the right track! Leave a comment below - I'll draw a winner next week and send that lovely winning commenter this adorable card!

I made a cute 4 1/4 inch square card inspired by a circle card I saw by a wonderful UK designer named Wendy McKee. I shrunk the card down to a square, and swiped all the circles on my card with black ink on the edges for more definition. Don't you love all the little patterns? This new paper is called Elemental, and it is so versatile!

I stamped a bunch of the images from Pair-A-Phrase in Black ink and heat embossed them with Clear powder for shine. Then I colored them using my watercolor pencils and my blending pen.

I grabbed the fancy bracket for my sentiment from a set called Made With Love, and popped up my Pair-A-Phrase sentiment with 3-D foam tape. I love to stamp my sentiment once full strength, then repeatedly until the ink is gone to give more dimension to a sentiment focal point.

I stitched around my card front with rainbow thread! I used the White floss from the Neutral Floss assortment and ran it through the four colors of ink that matched my paper using a sponge dauber. You just lay the floss onto your scratch paper, press the inked dauber on top and pull the thread through; repeat until you have the intensity you desire. What I like about this is when you separate the thread to stitch (I used 2 strands) you still get some white in there so it looks even more tie dyed! I also added a few stitches across the bodies of my butterflies to ensure they wouldn't be popping off and for more texture.

Final touches include a bit of glitter glitz for my embossed images, and Liquid Glass eyes for my owl so they look kind of googly. I swiped my card front and base with Black ink, then popped my embellished card front up on the card base with foam tape.

Love this amazingly versatile stamp set? So do I! Be sure to ask your consultant or CLICK HERE to get yours today. Don't forget, with minimum purchase you can get all 4 bonus stamp sets this month for just $5!! Now hop on over to PAMELA'S BLOG to see what scrumptious craftiness she's got in store for you!

13 comments:

Dawn said...

What a cute, whimsical card!

Nancy said...

cute card!!!

Michelle said...

Very nice! Love the texture and details!

Pamela O'Connor said...

LOVE this card! I had to laugh when I saw it because I re-created this card by Wendy just last week AND I used Elemental too! Great minds think a like. =)

Closet Stamper said...

How clever - love the circles!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Wow, great card and I love your blog! I just signed up as a follower. Can't wait to see what you create next... ;)

Vicki W.

Kristine Ponte said...

What a stunning card! I luv it! think I might start following you too! You are one talented CTMH lady Wendy...glad I found you ;)

John and Shannon Beck said...

Love the details!

Diana said...

Love your card. I've never seen this before!!

Jen Rubio said...

Wow, wow, wow!! I am so impressed with your creativity! Wendy, your stamping definitely does RULE!!

Nikka Geers said...

i love all the different images you used on ur card. came out so cute

Haley D. said...

Your card is so cute! I love all the circles that make up your background and then how the images pop!

Wendy K. said...

Great card, I like the scattered stamped images.
Wendy K.
www.MyScrapbookingBlog.com

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