Monday, April 11, 2011

CROSSing Pretty with Distressed

Quickie post as I'm heading out of town to the NAMTA show in Phoenix, Arizona, with Lynell from Dreamweaver Stencils. Road trip! Lol. Anyway, I'm planning in advance for my blog as I have some challenges and some fun stuff I've wanted to show you. This card was created for the Stampendous October 2010 catalog, which featured Valentine's through Easter and spring. Ordinarily I'm not wild about crosses, but Dreamweaver's has a Celtic styled one that I love, and this one from Stampendous I love. It has a great shape and the flowers just make it more spring-like. I paper-pieced the flowers using the background paper and added Dot Sparklers in the centers. A little distressing takes it from being too "pretty" which pleased me. I know a lot of people are "over" the whole distressed look, but I still like it. I like things that appear to have a history. Be sure to visit the Stampendous web site, their blog, their Facebook page, and the rest of our team of fabulousness as listed at right, for more inspiration. We've all be working like insane people creating for the July catalog. Can hardly wait for you to see all of the amazing samples these girls are creating! You'll just have to wait... ;)

Stampendous Perfectly Clear "Flower Cross" (SSC1087)
Class A' Peel "Dot Sparklers" (AC672HSS)
Rich Cocoa Memento ink
Bazzill Parakeet and Petunia cardstock
patterned paper
circle punches
double-sided foam adhesive


Wendy said...

Have a great trip to Phx. Wish I could be there. I love this Stampendous set!!!

wendyp said...

gorgeous!!! I have to tell you I was so confused at first when I saw it on facebook. I am so in Christmas mode these days that I forgot that we haven't had Easter or spring break yet. lol!

Have a safe trip! And have FUN!!! You'll do great!