Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday's Featured Stamper - kokirose

Hi everyone! Okay, here we go....combining challenges here.

Sunday's Featured Stamper was Patricia (kokirose)! Love her gallery! There were several cards that I already had in my favorites, but HERE is her card that I CASE'd. Love her stamp choice, the pearls, scallops, swiss dots folder, and dimension on the flower so I kept all that. I changed the colors to the ones in today's color challenge #CC181 on SCS, which was to use Rose Red, Basic Black and Kraft. I moved the pearls and sentiment around, left off the script background (only because I don't have it), and left off the ribbon. I used my Martha Stewart border punch too.

The flower was stamped three times, and all three blooms were layered on top of one another with dimensionals. The leaves were stamped twice and layered with dimensionals. The inside of the card has the bee from the Bloomin' Beautiful set stamped in the lower left corner.

RECIPE ~
Stamps: SU Bloomin' Beautiful, Gina K Kindred Sentiments for Her
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, White, Rose Red Designer Prints
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Red, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder, White Half-Backed Pearls, Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Word Window Punch
Technique: Watercoloring (with inkpads and a regular watercolor brush), Dry Embossing, Paper Tole


The other day, Nicole (have you seen her awesome jewelry?!...Wow!) asked me if I stamp my envelopes. Every now and then I do...but for the most part, no I don't. I don't know why, I love it when I receive a stamped envelope so why the heck don't I do it?? I recently made my mom a stack of 20 assorted cards though, and I did include a matching stamped enveloped for each of the cards I made for her. Maybe Nicole has inspired me to start making matching envelopes more often? {smile}

Hope you're all having a really great day!

31 comments:

Silke said...

Holy Moly - Denise!!! Your card is drop dead gorgeous!!! I love everything about it!!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh that's beautiful!!!

Wendy said...

Wowie Denise....your card sure is pretty!! I love that flower and use it all the time. I love it too! Nice job!

Have a great day!
Wendy

Peggy Maier said...

Gorgeous card! This stamp set is on my next purchase list & I keep seeing so many wonderful cards that I wish I had it NOW!

Shelly said...

I love the colors, dimension and textures Denise!

Alexandra said...

This is stunning Denise - truly elegant, I just love the colors! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE this card!!! A real stunner! You just can't go wrong with the Swiss Dots EF -- think I need to buy a backup one for myself since I use mine so often.

I've had my eye on that MS border punch for some time now but our local Mike's is out of it every time I go there. I WILL get is one of these days!!! Heck, at this rate it's going to be a Christmas present - lol!

Kim Gasper said...

Wowzers! This is stunning! I love all the dimension you added to the flower. The pearls, embossed background, and punched border are those details that make this one extra special. Love it!

Nicole said...

HI DENISE! You start on those envelopes and I will start decorating the insides of my cards now! HA HA!

Your card is beautiful! Who woulda thought rose red and kraft would look this great? ESPECIALLY when paired with BLACK?! I love the added kraft-word-punch under the friend sentiment.

You rocked it again! HUGS! xoxox

Dawn Easton said...

GORGEOUS Denise!

I don't stamp on envelopes often....baby steps for me...you just got me hooked on stamping on the inside of my cards...haha!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Lovely card Denise! great job casing! Love the circles on the sentiment layer!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Gorgeous card and case Denise!!! LOVE the stunning detail and your personal touch, Jennifer :)

Stephanie said...

As always, another beauty... I have given you an award, check out my blog for the details...

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty!

Cindy Haffner said...

Denise this is gorgeous, love it.

Rose Ann said...

Wow...this is so beautiful, and the dimension is just fantastic!! I love all of your details, Denise!!

Julee from Verve said...

This is so lovely. Beautiful colors and stunning details.

Amy Sheffer said...

Wow, Wow, WOW!!!! Soooo beautiful!

Lynda Benden said...

This card is just stunning Denise!!! I love it!!! That set is one of my most favorites and you sure did a great job with it!!!

Maggie R said...

What a beautiful card.... I am just learning to make cards and seeing yours makes me wonder if I shouldn't Just forget about it!
You are an inspiration... thanks so much....
xoxo
((((hugs))))
maggie

Julia Aston said...

The flower on this is terrific! and I love the lacy border on the bottom edge!

M.S said...

wow this look great. Nice colours .. I love it :)

Jetstudio Designs said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors and the card.

beate said...

Wow! Denise, your card looks fantastic. I love all the details like the dry embossing, the layers, the embellishments and the popped up flower head.
Hugs and smiles

Mothermark said...

Oh no! You stamp the inside of your cards and now you are gonna do the envelopes! Yikes!

Your FS card was beautiful....just beautiful...your cards are so *quality*! I love them. I still have to do mine since I was out of town. Maybe I will just upload yours and say its mine! You know like the whole coloring my images for me scenario.

Love your card!

Conni Frankl said...

Great card Denise, I love the swiss dots folder, great with every thing!!

I have something for you on my blog today, check it out!
C

Janice M said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Love everything about it!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful--love the pearl accents....the flower looks amazing!

Bunny B said...

GORGEOUS!!! I love it!

Mothermark said...

Okay....I am back.....and you know why! It is so amazing in real life! Thank you so much Denise for making it mine! I love, love, love it! And I got so tickled at what you wrote inside....Thanks little buddy! I am ticked pink...like the rose! You made my Monday!

Craft Fairy said...

I'm not surprised that so many people have commented. this is fantastic.