Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mint Motif Stamps - All My Love Card with Organza Flower

Hello! Today I have a card to share with you using Mint Motif stamps Designed by Kimberly Crawford and sold exclusively at is the card I created using Very Square and Very Square Sentiment stamp sets. I can't even begin to tell you when the last time was that I used watercolor crayons! So I thought I would pull them out and have a little fun coloring with them. I started by coloring the polk-a-dot background stamp from Very Square stamp set and then I lightly misted the stamp with water to activate the watercolor crayon and stamped. The watercolor crayons I am using are from SU and honestly I am not even sure if they still sell them but several other companies sell watercolor crayons too, I just happen to have these from back in my SU Demo days. Then I used the Wizard™ and the Labels Nine S4-233 Die #5 die template to cut/emboss this pretty label shape and then I inked the edges with Antique Linen. I also inked the edges with Chestnut Roan ink but I forgot to snap a picture before I put the card together. ;-) Next I made a lace diecut using the Classic Lace Boarder Grand S7-014 die template from Spellbinders™. I started with white cardstock and I colored the inside of the die template with a watercolor crayon and then I misted the die template with water and then ran my fingers over the entire piece to activate the watercolor crayon. Then I cut/embossed as usual. This is basically the same technique as Reverse Stencil but instead of using ink I used watercolor crayons. I love the way this turned out!Here is the same diecut as above but I added some Antique Linen ink. Next I inked the edges of the designer paper from DCWV Be Mine Stack with Chestnut Roan ink. I used Crafty Power Tape from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ to adhere the diecuts. For the corners I cut off a little piece from the lace border and folded it on the end and attached it to the designer paper.Next I stamped the sentiment from Very Square Sentiment stamp set onto a tag and then inked the edges with Antique Linen ink. To create the tag I used Fancy Tags S4-235 die template from Spellbinders™. I wanted to add a little dimension to the tag so I added 3D Foam Squares from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ to the backside. For an embellishment on the card I created an organza grunge flower. I learned how to make these little beauties from Deborah March a fellow Crafty Secrets DT member. Deborah has a wonderful tutorial on her blog Cards and Things, click HERE to check out the tutorial (scroll down to the bottom 1/2 of the post). These little flowers are so quick and easy to make! For my flowers I used the Blossom S4-192 Die #4 die template with the Wizard™ from Spellbinders™ to cut the flower shapes.Here is a close-up of the sentiment and the background stamp with the flower. I also added some brown rhinestones from My Mind's Eye.After I added the lace diecut I distressed the top edge and I slightly curled up a little bit of the lace.Here is a close-up of the corner with the little piece from the lace border.

Stamps~Mint Motif-Very Square #MM001, Very Square Sentiments #MM002
Paper~The Paper Company-White, Brown; DCWV-Be Mine Stack
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger-Distress Ink Antique Linen; Clearsnap-Chestnut Roan
Other~Spellbinders™-Wizard™, Classic Lace Boarder Grand S7-014, Labels Nine S4-233 Die #5, Fancy Tags S4-235, Blossom S4-192 Die #4; SU-Watercolor Crayons (Pixie Pink); Joann's-Taupe Organza; My Mind's Eye-Lush Pink Rhinestone Brad, Lush Brown Rhinestones; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™-Crafty Power Tape, 3D Foam Squares; My Stash-Mini Water Bottle

Thank you so much for stopping by today! To see more beautiful samples with Mint Motif stamps check out Kimberly Crawford's blog For the Love of Paper and while you are there check out the links to her Design Team for Mint Motif Stamps. I hope you have a Wonderful Day!!

Hugs & Smiles,


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  2. This is a beauty!! Love that organza flower - so cool!

  3. Beautiful card :)
    Hug from Inger Marie

  4. What a great way to use the watercolor crayons! Yes, Stampin' Up still sells them but the collections are being reconfigured as the color families will be changed beginning July 1. Now I have another reason to get the new colors, so I can use them to make this beautiful card!

  5. I really like the back ground you made very cool :)


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