Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy September

Happy September all! Can you believe how fast the summer went by? Here in Florida it's still nice and warm (just the way I like it) but I know that cooler weather is just around the corner.
I'm still working on using my stamps from the new catalog. Honest I didn't buy that many, but I also came home with four new sets. This first card is made using the Flores Suaves that is only found in the Spanish Catalog. I think it's a beautiful set.
First I stamped the flower image using Chocolate Chip and colored the flower using Regal Rose and Old Olive. Then cut the image out. I layered Vellum on top of Whisper White card stock stamped with the verse from the set. I also sponged the edges of the white. Then used dimensionals to adhere the flower to the Vellum. I used Zip Dry to adhere it all to the Regal Rose card stock. If you have never tried Zip Dry, I totally recommend it. A huge bonus, besides being re-positional is that it dries clear. So you can use it with Vellum! The verse is from Warm Words and is stamped with Chocolate Chip. The card base is Chocolate Chip. Attach a ribbon and voila!

The next card uses the Dreams du Jour set. I have been wanting to try out the faux metal look and this stamp just screamed do me! It really is quite easy and the results are fantastic.
I stamped the largest image with versamark onto silver metallic card stock, dusted it with silver embossing powder and heated it up. Love the magic. After cutting the corners with the Ticket Punch, I layered it with Black card stock and attached silver brads. The back drop papers for the square are from the Bella Rose Designer Paper. I also used the new Scallop punch from Stampin' Up!

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Michelle Bowley


  1. Fantastic cards!! I've been wanting to try the faux metal technique too. Very nice!! The first card is goregous!

  2. Beautiful cards! Love the silver on silver - that looks so sharp!

  3. What great cards! I hadn't thought about looking in the Spanish catalog, so there is another set to add to my wish list!
    Love the faux metal!