Monday, September 1, 2014

Outlined Stamping and a Sunny, Sparkly necklace!

Hello.... it's a holiday here in Canada - Labour Day! I'm one of the lucky one's whose work never closes, so I have to head off to work soon. My hubby is off to see the Tiger Cats play this afternoon, it's the first game at the new stadium. The construction is about 3 months behind being completed... and I think it's still not completely finished either - their section isn't done, but they gave them alternate seats for today's game. So he's excited.
But enough about that... I've got two pretty things to share today, one card and a pretty necklace! First let's talk about my card which features the Bloom with Hope set - love it, I bet you knew that already?! I stamped the "cosmo" image, that's what I call it since it looks like a cosmo flower. I first coloured using my Blendabilities markers, then I dry embossed around it to give a raised appearance. I watercoloured the background with some Cherry Cobbler ink, and cut with the Ovals Collection Framelits. I took a piece of the 1/4" Cotton Ribbon and coloured in a Ombre effect with my Cherry Cobbler assortment of Blendabilities. I added the ribbon to a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 1/2" - I added a piece of sticky strip to add my ribbon in a pleated pattern. On a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, I stamped the leaf image randomly so the whole piece was covered, then outlined each leaf with the white gel pen. I finished with a sentiment from the new hostess promotion "Good Greetings" (more details about this set posted on the left side of my blog) and some gold sequin trim... I added a few more loose sequins for some added sparkle.
I also have a pretty necklace to share today that I made while trying to use up some of my beads in my stash. It features some of my favourite stones, and colours... I love oranges and brown tones - very earthy! I used some pretty Carnelian stones with sparkly orange crystals and shiny Goldstone beads! Such pretty stones, Goldstone is actually a manmade stone and has the appearance of sparkles throughout... very stunning. One of my favourites to work with. Check it out below...

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Stamps: Bloom with Hope (Hostess only set), Good Greetings (Hostess Promo)
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White cardstock
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive & Cherry Cobbler Assortment Blendabilities
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Gold Sequin trim, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ovals Collection Framelit Dies, Aquapainter, Decorative Label Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Trimmer
Thanks for stopping by, Happy stamping!

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