Wednesday, May 11, 2011

inspired...

*The stamp set giveaway below is now closed.*

Yesterday at the Pink Paislee blog, my assignment was to choose a member from the Live Pink gallery who inspires me. Did you know Pink Paislee has a gallery where you can show off all of your fabulous Pink Paislee creations? You can find it HERE. I chose Mona Pendleton, because I just love her work! This is the piece that inspired my projects, a gorgeous frame she made with pretty embossed edges and a fun, carefree banner!

I quickly pulled out some of my new Cuttlebug embossing plates (borders). I wanted to create the embossed edges like the inspirational frame had. First I made this card:
I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder called Iron Works and ran my card through the Cuttlebug twice, once to get the bottom border embossed and then another time to emboss the top border, like the inspiration piece which had embossing around the edges of the design. (Actually, I should say DEbossed, because I did it backwards!) I cut my own banner shapes from the Daily Junque – Junque paper and strung them on with Daily Junque twine! I used some Soiree stamps for the sentiment and stars.

For the second card, I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder called Measure for Measure 7″ Border and placed it in the center of my card.
I used the Daily Junque stamps (long border) and the Soiree stamps (banner and wording). The dimensional butterfly is created by punching 3 of them with my Martha Stewart punch with Daily Junque papers and layering them.
On the last card, I decided to try something new. I used the Soiree wood shape banner, inked it up first with Hawaiian Shores ink by Papertrey Ink.
Then I carefully ran it through my Cuttlebug machine layered over the white cardstock. I put a sheet of felt under the cardstock, to help it emboss better. The wood piece actually embossed my card and stamped it all at the same time!!

Then I ran my card through the Cuttlebug two more times to emboss the stars (made two rows of stars). The stars are from the Measure for Measure set again by Provo Craft. I embossed the stars on an angle.
There you have it! You can emboss with chipboard!

A punched star was added from the Soiree – Words paper, a banner sticker from the Soiree Flags, and stamped “birthday” with the Soiree stamps (pin by Maya Road and pearl by Melissa Frances). I love the fresh white with the pretty colors, and the embossing adds a professional feel in a short amount of time - love that.

See you again soon!

12 comments:

Charlene said...

So so pretty! Love the colors and the embossing :-) You are so inspiring!

Lea L. said...

These are gorgeous, Danielle! I just love the amazing dry embossing you've added to them!!

Karey said...

Spectacular!

Lynn said...

these cards are so creative! I can't wait to check out that Pink Paislee gallery.

cards by cara said...

Wow, I absolutely adore the cool techniques you have used here. Impressive! Great colours, composition and design!

jamie said...

YOU are amazing!
~j

Jen said...

Now that's clever. Love that nifty little banner trick. Golly it really has worked a treat. Very effective and a total "must try". Fab card to boot!

ninasays said...

Love what you did with combining embossing and bright colours! Gorgeous cards!! Goes to show that embossing is not for elegant cards only :)
Danielle, I wanted to ask you about the Pink Paislee stamps: I have heard that they don't take die ink as well and are not of the same high quality like the ones we're used to from (for example) Papertrey Ink. I really love the motifs though and actually really want to buy those (but don't want to be disappointed later).
So I know you're probably supposed to only say wonderful things about their products, but I would really appreciate your opinion.
Thank you and best wishes :)
Nina

Ujjwal said...

These cards are simply gorgeous and I love the way you created the banner.

Teresa Zuehls said...

Danielle, again a wonderful card. So full of details and embellishments. I really adore your style. It isn't quite shabby chic or vintage. I guess I would call it homespun just like the name of your blog. Whatever style you want to call it I love it!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Danielle, I am so flattered that I inspired you :) Thank you so much for the BIG shout out! Your cards are gorgeous as always! Love all the PP paper you showcased!

Sharon said...

What a great technique! I'll have to try that with different shapes!