Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Big Straw Hat

Mega Elongated Leaves, Medium Sparkle
Large Delicate Snowflake, Small Cosmo

As you know, Joan and I have been working with LaBlanche stamps since the first of the year and we both love the detail in this line of stamps.  You will find a great variety of LaBlanche stamps at Joan's Gardens.  La Blanche Stamps are mounted on very lightweight, hard foam and the stamps themselves are made from high quality silicon, which results in very detailed images.  The stamps are "white" but as I posted on my blog before, if you use Memento Black Ink they clean up perfectly with just water.  Here is a link to a mini tutorial I did about these fabulous stamps.

I had a wonderful surprise about a week ago.  LaBlanche stamps wrote to me and said they loved what I was designing with their stamps and asked me to be a guest designer using a few of the new stamps that will be coming out later in June.  I was excited to be asked, and here is my first card from the upcoming release.

The LaBlanche stamp used on this card is called "Big Straw Hat".  Isn't it a cute image!  It was stamped on white card stock with Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers.  I wanted to frame the image so I used the Cuttlebug "Grace's Frame" embossing folder.  Using a craft knife, the inside of the frame was cut out so I could place the stamped image behind it.

The design paper used on this card is from the "Sweet Fairy" paper pad from Joan.  I thought the perfect embellishment for this card would be a daisy created like the one in the stamped image.  To do this, I used the punches shown above.    The petals were punched with the Mega Elongated Leaves punch using yellow card stock. The smallest petals were used.   They were sponged with a darker yellow on the tips and an yellow/orange ink on the stamen end.  A gray marker was used to create the lines in each petal. The flowers were shaped with the "Flower Tool Kit".  The stamens were created using five "Medium Sparkles" and four "Small Cosmos".  To get the feathered look, each sparkle and cosmos petal were cut right down the center.  The petals were glued to the Large Delicate Snowflake.  The leaves were created with the same Elongated Leaves punch.  They were punched out on green card stock, sponged and shaped.  The largest leaves were used.  To complete the card, a pretty yellow "double" bow and yellow pearls were added.

I want to thank LaBlanche for asking me to design with these new stamps coming out next month.  They are so well detailed that they are very easy to create beautiful cards you will be proud of.  Be sure to contact Joan, at Joan's Gardens, to place your order.  I will be posting some more cards soon with others stamps I received. 

All products used on this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.



redwasher1 said...

Selma, this is beyond GORGEOUS!! WOW!!!

isla said...

This card is simply stunning! I just love it!

Nancy said...

So pretty, Selma! I love it! Did you use copics on the image? It's so soft and pretty. I also love the flower. You are AWESOME at making all those 3-D flowers.

Sheila - Ginger said...

WOW!!....such a beautiful card Selma and the flower is perfection.

Love Sheila xx


Would you just look at this! I love it; such a sweet image and that flower...oh my it is gorgeous!

Olga said...

absolutely beautiful!!! Your coloring is fantastic too.

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, this is absolutely stunning.
I love the colors and your flower is gorgeous. Great job!


The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh Selma...I really like this one! Love the embossed frame!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Selma!

It looks fantastic!!!!!!



Diane said...

Beautiful card...love that flower and the stamp...wow...Selma you always amaze me!! How neat that you get to play with the new stamps...I LOVE this one...it will be a must have for me....I am now the proud owner of 2 LaBlanche stamps and need more!!


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