Monday, August 10, 2009

{Stampin' It Up - Ol' School}

I recently bought several retired Stamp Sets off of Craigslist for a GREAT price (Thanks Jessica!) and the cards I am featuring today were made from two of the sets! The first card was made with the Stampin Up set " Weather or Not". I used my Martha Stewart dew drop ink pads and individually inked up each umbrella.
It took awhile, but I love the colorful end result! The background was the CB Swiss Dots folder, and I used my Janome Sew Mini for the stitching. I accented the card with colorful buttons! I've been on a button kick lately, hehe. All in all I am pleased with how the card turned out!

This is the second card I made using my "new" Stamp sets, and it features the SU set "Garden Collage". I used the SU Background set "Fine Lace" that I stamped in Close to Cocoa ink. I love the texture that it added to the card. The flower and butterfly were colored with ink and my aqua painter, and then I used Ranger Crackle Accents to add a neat "cracked glass" look to the flower and butterfly.

I love how it turned out! I hope that you have a fantastic week and thank you for visiting my blog!


Sara said...

WOW!!!! I have both of these sets, and love love love how you used them! Now, I need to go find them! Thanks for the inspiration!

jacque4u2c said...

These are AMAZING! Just stunning!!!!!

Emily said...

Veronic! These cards are wonderful! I have that umbrella stamp but have never inked it up yet. I love how you made them so colorful and that embossing and sewing you did on your card really makes a perfect frame for the umbrellas. Awesome!!!

Now for your second's so different but every bit as pretty as the first one. Love that crackle you added. Wish I could see that one in person. Using that background stamp was genius. I have to start doing that. I love what it does for the collage. Posting 2 cards in one day...better watch out or you will have to change the criteria for your newly formed group:))) tee hee

Kirstin said...

These are both gorgeous cards!! Very cute!!

alica said...

great cards - the umbrella one is super adorable - love it!