I came up with this--
This was made with my friend Melanie Muenchinger's The Vine stamps from GinaK Designs, on GinaK Designs Pure Luxury Kraft card stock. I ran the card front through my cuttlebug with the folder that came with it, and then added that piece of black cs from The Paper Company, which I cut with a nestabilities scalloped rectangle die, then embossed with my Swiss dots folder. I had the flowers and vines cut out a while ago, but they are stamped on cs from DCVW, with Studio G chalk ink. The ribbon and pearls were from the dollar bin at AC Moore.
So, I put all of this together, popping up leaves and flowers along the way with both adhesive squares and my NEW friend, mounting tape. Did you know this stuff is awesome? And that it lifts stuff off your page, but not anywhere near as high as a foam square will do? So you can do several heights of your elements??
I do now!
However-- I decided there just wasn't enough LIFE in this card. Enter my Sakura GellyRoll glitter pen!!! Ok, I may have gone a LITTLE crazy with this thing, but isn't it cool? Can you tell I just bought my first glitter pen? It's around the pearls, all over the vines, it's just everywhere...
This bad boy was so delicate in moves, it let me touch the tips of my swiss dots and left the perfect amount of glitter. I totally dig it directly on the Kraft too. Gives a little glam to the roughness.
Hey, so, head on over to Melanie's blog Hands, Head and Heart, and check out my last installment as guest designer for this "The Vine" series. She's giving a chance to get some blog candy if you become or admit that you are a follower of my blog, and leave her a comment on her blog. I get all Dutch-like in that one. Check it.
This has been such a great experience, living with this set, and being Melanie's guest designer. I have never delved so deep into what a single stamp set can achieve. I found it to be a great focusing exercise; it makes you HAVE to be as creative as you can be. Fun stuff!! Thank goodness this was a great set to work with. This one will show up again, I'm sure.
Next time, I have to tell you all about my great stamping party experience with some gals working with A*Muse Studio products. Oh, and I have been playing with using several companies stamps in one image, too. More on that later!
Thanks for stopping by!