Monday, January 28, 2013

Sweet Stamps- Valentine or Love

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is Valentine or Love.

 Oh I had a messy awesome time making this card!  I took Tattered Rose Distress Ink, dabbed it on my nonstick craft mat and spritzed it with a mix I made.....Yep...I took a mini mister and added Fairy Dust Creative Inspirations Paint and made my own mist.  I do not have the recipe, I just stir the paint with the wrong end of my paintbrush, and then place it in the mini mister and stir-the paint is just the small amount that is on the end of my paintbrush-~ 1/2" or so..... repeat 1-2 more times until the spritz is the amount of shimmer you desire. Next, I used Fired Brick Distress Ink and spritzed with CI Fairy Dust paint and dragged it through....I dried after each time dragging the paper through and kept repeating until I was happy with the color. I made a couple sheets of this while I was at it..... Very Shimmery....... : )
 Next, I took Ranger Distress Markers and colored the image- lightest colors first- flowers with Tattered Rose and Fired Brick, and the greenery with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint. There is enough ink on the stamp to huff and re-stamp, so I made another and will use it for an ATC.....

 This background is very shimmery and has just a tad more Fired Brick in the background- and I hope you can see the shimmer : )   I cut thin strips of the Coordinations cardstock and made a weave pattern for the background. I cut the lower portion of the rose image and added it over the weave. I thought it was fun to see just a portion of the image used in another way. I added  border stamp around the perimeter in White ink- can you see the dots? 

Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Wedding Roses Silhouette HERE
Hugs and kisses Sentiment HERE

Memento Black Tuxedo Ink HERE
Distress Inks- Tattered Rose and Fired Brick HERE
Distress markers Tattered Rose, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint HERE
Cheery Lynn Cuties 3 Flower Die HERE
Cheery Lynn Swedish Spring Oval die  HERE 
Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish Die HERE
Memory Box Butterfly Delights die HERE
Double Line Tape HERE
Silver Rhinestones HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint Fairy Dust HERE
Coordinations Cardstock Poinsettia HERE

And on the ATC- additional supplies:
Spotty Dotty border HERE
I Love You Sentiment HERE
White Die ink HERE
ATC blank HERE 

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a monthly challenge from began 1/15-2/14- Embossed Embossing  HERE****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Cheery Lynn- Tickled Pink : )
365 Cards- Day 24-Use a liquid on your card- Creative Inspirations Paint
ABC Challenges- Valentine for someone special
Creative Inspiration Paint- Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenge- Show Some Love
One Stop Craft- Sparkle and bling
C.R.A.F.T. - Valentines Day or Love

Thanks for stopping by!


Penny said...

Shelly, these are two beautiful, artistic pieces! Love them both. You did a fabulous job on the background paper! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Karli said...

Oh Shelley, I'm sure your "mess" is the stuff of envy! Beautiful cards as always. You've reminded me I need to play more with my DI markers. TFS & Hugs~

Karli said...

Sorry, I think I misspelled your name in my comment...ugh :(

Sheryl said...

Hi Shelly, this is so pretty - I love the delicate feel of those flowers. . Good to see you at CRAFT this week. Hope we see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

These two creations are awesome. Glad you enjoyed getting messy producing them. I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look, I am so glad that I did.


simply monica said...

Gorgeous card Shelley love the colors. Be sure to join in next week's CI Paints challenge I will be watching!


Emily Keaton said...

Your messy card is just beautiful, Shelly! Both of these are fabulous. So glad you had so much fun!

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

Very artistic girl today!!! Love both the projects!! Might have been messy but they are beautiful!!

Anne Temple said...

Love your card and the lace bow. And how cool that you made your own spritz using CI paints. Great idea.

Jacquel said...

What a lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week @ ABC Challenges!!!

Jingle said...

These are both very pretty!

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Gorgeous card...Love it!! AND you used my favorite product..Distress inks.Love the colors and layout of your card too.
BTW...If you really liked my card, I can make you one, if you'd like. seriously.


kiwimeskreations said...

Nice ones Shelly - love the thought that it is all shimmery on the background which would really make the image panel 'pop'

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Shelly!! Stunning Valentine's cards!! Love your flowers, colors, and layouts!!!

Juliet A said...

I came here directly from the SweetStamps blog to find out how you did the roses - they look amazing! I haven't seen anyone color on rubber for a long time, and certainly not as well as you have done it here. You make me want to run out and buy a flower silhouette stamp (but isn't that the point?). I also thought it was amazingly clever how you cut the image down to work on an ATC.

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Shelly. Lovely post .Interesting journalling about your background creating technique .This is simply a beautiful card !
Thank you for visiting my blog ..

nnalorac said...

Lov your card, so pretty. Beautiful image. Popped over from MIM. Carolxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just lovely work Shelly - thanks for sharing it - and popping over interesting we are both in Make It Monday too :D Shaz in Oz.x

Anonymous said...

Oh what pretty pretty cards.....Don't you just love the homemade easy to create custom colors!!!!

Stef H said...

wow shelly! these are gorgeous and i love the "spritz".

yeah, strange weather. i'm ready for spring and i hope to get out on the golf course this year. it's been way too long!

stay warm.

hugs :)

Unknown said...

Wow what a gorgeous card!!!!! Love the beautiful flowers!!!!! You did a fabulous job my friend!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Shelly, thanks for the visit and sweet comment. I'm a new follower now so I'll be back soon to visit your creative blog.
I love your card and ATC! Thanks for sharing how you created your shimmery background. Pretty images and embellishments too!

Donna said...

Wonderful cards Shelly. Beautiful Valentines that everyone will love.

Terry said...

Shelly, this is so pretty! Love the design and shades of red. Wow, you tie one pretty bow! Enjoy the day!

Pia S said...

You did a great job with the background paper - shimmery and wonderfully blended inks and mists! It's a beautiful design too! Returning your visit from MIM.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Such a beautiful card, love all the details!! Great ATC as well!!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

This is so pretty! I love all the elements together. I especially love how you did the bow with the tag. Sweet!

Marjie Kemper said...

Sooooo beautiful! Love those black butterflies... very dramatic!

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Shelley, A really beautiful card, love the colours and stunning flowers..

Tamara Morton said...

Me again, just to thank you for joining in at Cheery Lynn Challenge this week and to wish you good luck in the draw

paige said...

Two beautiful cards! Sounds like you had fun creating them too!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Shelley, Your cards are beautiful. Love the shimmery background and the lace bow. Thanks for joining us at FSC!

Peanut said...

Lovely card, Shelly. Beautiful colours and embellishments. No wonder it caught my eye on MIM #125. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. I'm your follower now! :-D
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Tracy said...

OH that's a great idea for using the paint Shelly. All your inking really looks fabulous on this card and the die cuts and your fun homemade shimmer really bring it all together. Lovely! Hugs!

ladyjanet_56 said...

Lovely cards great layouts. Thank you for joining us at OSCC, Janet

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Absolutely gorgeous Valentine, Shelly!

Mandy said...

Beautiful,love the flowers and colours...I'm a messy crafter too,but not in the same sense as you I just get things out and make a messy by not putting them back...Thank you so much for your lovely comment and visit....
Mandy x

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Shelly...both your card are sooo pretty!!! Love your creative use of the paint....the roses look fabulous!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Shelly, your Valentine has everything a sweet Valentine should have. lace, the pretty colors and Romance. Perfect!
hugs Lynn

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love your design with the soft background and the Wedding Rose Silhouette stamped in the center of the oval. Beautiful design elements with the flowers, butterflies ribbon and tag. Very Romantic.

Danielle Vincent said...

I love the way you tied that bow on your card using the lace and the twine. Your flowers are really fabulous too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 'ABC' Challenges.

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful Valentine style designs my friend!! Love that image and the colors!! :)

Donna said...

Beautiful card and a lovely image that you have framed using the Cheery Lynn die. Thank you for sharing it with us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week.

Esther said...

This is so beautiful, such pretty colours...Thanks so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx