Sunday, October 25, 2009

Featured Stamper, Rachel!

The Sweetest of the Hope Stamps Sweeties is the Featured Stamper today over at Splitcoaststampers! Big congrats to Rachel for being chosen this week! I found this card in Rachel's gallery and CASE'd it with the new Rubbernecker Snowflakes & Stardust stamp set to create this card.

The Sage cardstock on the card base was embossed with a Spellbinders Impressabilities die that I just got at the store called Snowflakes. (I have to say... maybe these things work better in a Wizard instead of a Cuttlebug? I'm not totally impressed... pun intended, with the embossing. I get much better results from my Cuttlebug folders!) I spritzed the Sage cardstock with Pearl Ex mixed in water for extra shimmer, too. The red snowflake designer paper is from the Cosmo Cricket mini deck, Jolly by Golly (available at Hope Stamps Eternal).
I stamped the swirly trees in Handsome Hunter and Sage Shadow inks on Stampin' Up! shimmery white cardstock. After those inks were completely dry, I stamped the snowflakes and stars using Brilliance Rocket Red ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut the tree out with Nestabilities, then sponged more Sage Shadow ink around the edges before removing from the die. For a finishing touch, I added this great new chunky shard glass glitter I just got called Diamond Dust. The photo really didn't capture how much sparkle and shimmer there is on this image, though!

While I was playing around with new Rubbernecker stamps, I also made this quick card using the new Fall Trilogy stamp set, and did an emboss resist with the leaves on glossy cardstock. The leaves were stamped with an old Kaleidacolor ink pad, and clear embossed. Then I brayered Scattered Straw and Tea Dye distress inks over it before cutting out with the Nestabilities.
The leaves inside were stamped with Versamark over the sentiment.
I'm hoping and praying that my coming week is one hundred times better than last week! I hope your week gets off to a great start! Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas card
Stamps: Snowflakes & Stardust (Rubbernecker)Cardstock: red (Core'dinations), Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow, Shimmer White (Stampin' Up!), designer paper (Cosmo Cricket-Jolly by Golly)
Inks: Handsome Hunter, Sage Shadow (Stampin' Up!), Brilliance Rocket Red (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Impressabilities Snowflake die, Nestabilities (Spellbinders), chunky glitter (Diamond Dust), felt snowflake, brad (Creative Impressions), snowflake punch (Martha Stewart), rick rack (May Arts).

Fall Leaves card
Stamps: Fall Trilogy (Rubbernecker)
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Natural Ivory, Glossy (Stampin' Up!), tan (Core'dinations)
Inks: Harvest Kaleidacolor, Versafine Onyx Black, Versamark (Tsukineko), Tea Dye, Scattered Straw distress inks (Ranger)
Accessories: Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (ProvoCraft), button (Stampin' Up!), brads (Making Memories), ribbon (craft supply).


Tracy.H said...

These are both so beautiful! :0)

Rachel Hope said...

LOVE what you did with the tree! Great colors! Both cards are stunning! Thanks for the CASE :)

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Tammy!!

Kim Burmeister said...

Tammy, these are both sooo beautiful! Love your work!

Colleen Wold said...

These cards are soooo gorgeous! Love what you did with the CASE of Rachel's card. So pretty!

Broni said...

Oh my goodness, Tammy! You are SO rockin' these stamp sets!! Just beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are incredibly beautiful!!!
I am trying to contact you about your Snowflakes and Stardust Tree...
My email is

I'm from SCS!
Awesome blog you have here!!!

dpkennedy said...

These are gorgeous! I love the colors you used on your tree card-so pretty! The leaf card is stunning my dear! Love those warm colors!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous cards you have here==I would never have thought to use Sage & Red together, but wow, what a great combo!

Kristin Eberline said...

Tammy, BOTH of these are jaw dropping! You know how much I like the Christmas tree card already ;] ...and I agree with LeAnne, Sage and Red are FABULOUS together!!! That "leaves" card is stunning!! I've never tried the emboss resist technique, but now I'm going to have to! LOVE how that one turned out also...just GORGEOUS!!!!!

Cathy Rulli said...

Awesome cards Tammy!!!

Barbara said...

Both of these cards are just gorgeous, Tammy! I'm loving that sage and red, too, and the fall leaves are perfect!