Apr 22, 2012

For all the Women in our lives


Happy Sunday everyone!

It's Whimsy Stamps Showcase day 5 today and I had a little extra time, so I decided to be part of the mini hop today! And it's another day for  a chance to win a Whimsy Stamp! 

To be entered into today's mini blog hop prize draw, all you have to do is leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on 25 April.

For today's cards I used the stamp set "For all the Women in our Lives" by Raindrop Echo Designs. Such a beautiful stamp set! I had so much fun with it!! I am so glad I found time to make two cards for today's hop. I hope you'll like them...


I really wanted to do the brayering technique with this tree stamp. I am not very good at brayering, because I hardly ever do it, but I always admire all the brayered cards, so I decided to try it again.




I first inked up my brayer using more mustard ink and brayed the top of the card stock.
Then I punched out a sticky note using a circle punch and stuck it onto the brayered part of the paper. Inked up my brayer with really rust ink and brayered over it not all the way down, Then I inked a little bit of a deeper red ink and just brayered the very top of the card stock.
Finally I brayered some old olive ink on the bottom part of the card stock. (This whole brayering process really gave me some inky fingers!) Then stamped the tree using memento tuxedo black ink onto the card stock. (Now that it is finished I wish I would have thought of heat embossing the tree using black embossing powder.) Removed the sticky note and cut my image to the size I needed. Then I inked up the tree stamp again and stamped some leaves around the edges.

To finish my card, I just layered the image to some black and olive card stock, then adhered it to the card front. The sentiment is also part of this set.

I am entering this to the following challenges:


And here is the other card made using this set. 


I saw this color combo in a catalog and thought it would look great on a card. Not sure why the blue turned out so dark, it is really Island Indigo fom SU but it looks more like Night of Navy in the photo.
I made the butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch, and added glitter to them. Did some paper piercing along the edge, and then added some twine, and a few sticky pearls and glitter to the butterflies.

I would love to enter this card to the following challenges:





Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
Below are the blogs of the rest of the team showcasing today.

Beate 
Bev
Erin
Ann
Mariska
Sylvia

Don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance to win a whimsy stamp.
Oh, and all the new release stamps are available for purchase right now in the Whimsy Stamps store!

Hope you enjoy your Sunday!

56 comments:

brenda said...

Two super cards Ellie, I absolutely love the colours on the first one.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Jane said...

This is a lovely elegant card, simple and sophisticated, great work!
Jane x

jan farnworth said...

very pretty

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Both of your cards are beautiful and I think you did a great job with the Brayer!!!

heidy said...

What a beautiful cards Ellie!
Hugs Heidy

amanda stokes said...

Hi Ellie,
Two gorgeous cards,love all the details on both :) x

Kary said...

Both cards are Gorgeous, Ellie! I esp love the brayered card. The colours look beautiful. Your second card is so sweet. Love the pretty butteflies.

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card. Nice stamps an nice colors.

Hugs AStrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful cards with beautiful stamps. Nice colors too.

Hugs AStrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.com/

Uta said...

Your cards are so beautiful. I love the images.
Hugs, Uta

Aartje said...

Fantastic cards, so different but both beautyful.
Hugs Aartje

SUZYD said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS.SUZYD X

Deonna Bemish said...

WoW, What a great stamp set. I love the colors that you chose on the first card. Wonderful.

mags said...

Lovely card. The brayering turned out well and love the colours.
Mags
x

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, both cards are lovely. TFS.

Shari said...

Ellie, both cards are just georgeous! Love the way to did the first card, wonderful!

Cami said...

Lovely card and beautiful brayered background. I love how you stamped the tree and portions of the leaves in a silhouette against the background.

Basslady said...

this is so marvellous!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Dot said...

Beautiful cards you have made with this new image.
Thank you for sharing.
hugs Dorte

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Simply gorgeous! Love this tree image, I really like the edging you've done. Very effective.

Thanks for the blog hop and the opportunity to win.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Brenda Lee said...

WOW!!! Love the brayered card. Stunning. Love the butterflies too. :)

Beate said...

Both of your cards look great, Ellie!
Hugs and smiles

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Ellie! I especially love the top one - that brayering is fabulous! I love the look of that one - gotta try that! Thanks for explaining how you did it :)

Hazel said...

Fabulous card Ellie - just love them both.

See you soon.

Toodles

Hazel x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

those cards are really gorgeous!

Mary Lou said...

Superb Ellie!! Love the brayering effect!!!!! Beautiful tree stamp!!
Hugz of thanks

kdnkdd said...

Really love the sunset and tree.

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful, love the effect. I really must give brayering a go. Hugs Tracy x

Sue D said...

Very pretty cards. Great brayering and I like the pretty butterflies.

Mimi said...

Beautiful card! Love the layered colors! TFS! ;D

Emily H said...

These cards are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are so beautiful

Glennis said...

What a stunning card - that tree is so versatile

CarlyJo said...

SO SMART! I love that you used the tree stamp for a border!

Tami B. said...

Great cards. I've never tried brayering either but I sure like the way it looks.

Gina L said...

Love both of them!!! I especially like what you did with the brayer on the first card.

alethea said...

I love this tree image!! YOu have made two beautiful creations with it! Hugsxx

Wendy Thompson said...

What lovely cards they are fantastic.

missstamper said...

Wow! Both of your cards are beautiful!

rlovew said...

Thanks for sharing how you did the bayering- I really love how the card turned out.

LaJanette said...

Great use of this tree stamp; it is just so delicate and pretty! I love the brayered look but have never tried it myself; you have made me take one step further in wanting to try it:0) Awesome cards!

Hugs;
Janette

Susan said...

Your cards are lovely Ellie. I really like this tree stamp! The brayered card turned out beautifully!

kim.scrapper said...

Both of these cards are beautiful, you did a nice job on the card that you use the brayer on. Love the tree stamp, tfs

Louise said...

I am terrible at braying just never get it right but your card is stunning the colours are so beautiful and you have done a fab job
Hugs louise xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Ellie,
love the colours of the first card and the tree stamp is fabulous.
Both cards are beautiful!

Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck,-))m

Marjorie said...

This is stunning! such elegant cards.. Love the braying technique on your first card, the colours are stunning!
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

rovianne said...

Lovely cards.

zehra said...

Beautiful cards, I love the sunset look, gorgeous, I have a hard time brayering, seeing this is want to try it again.

Mariska said...

Love them both but the rop one is my favorite, what a gorgeous use of that technique!!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful cards, Ellie! Fantastic job on the brayering on the first one! I love the vibrant colors!

Mary said...

WOW, totally gorgeous!

Cathi said...

Two fabulous cards! The first card came out beautiful! Love the colors you selected!

christi said...

love your brayered card and how you used the tree top along the edges, very clever.

Janine said...

Love the sunset card

Mary J said...

Gorgeous cards, love them Ellie!

Amy Johnson said...

Such fabulous cards! Love the brayered one, and the butterflies on the second card.