Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Blockheads New Release Part 3

Hi Everyone!
Today I have another installment of the Blockheads Paper Arts New Releases.    This image is available as an individual or in a set called Victorian Eccentricities.  

I will be showing you several more samples using this set over the next few weeks.  So stayed tuned.    Today's card uses the Potted Tulip and the large single Blossom  stamp.    I wanted to achieve a Victorian era feel with this image.  I used lots of colors and texture.  I was hoping to have it look like a piece of needle work.



I started by stamping four of the Blossoms in pale pink ink on white CS.  Next, the Potted Tulip was stamped with a medium blue ink.  I added lots of color with the following Distress Inks from Ranger: Tattered Rose, Faded Jeans.  After all the distressing, the piece was dry embossed using a Cuttlebug 5 x 7 Folder called Kassies Brocade.  I added more distress ink.  Here a few close ups so you can see the details.








The card base is made from a medium blue CS from Bazzill.  I added the sentiment from the Victorian Eccentricities Set and a couple more of the Blossom stamps to the inside.   I distressed with the same inks as listed above.




And just in case you can't read the sentiment, another close up.




And for a little bonus, here is an ATC I made using the cute little Gecko from this set.  Isn't he cute?





I stamped the Gecko and the small blossom, and the swirl from the Bird Cage stamp on a dark rust CS with Rhubarb Stalk and Tuxedo Black from Memento.  I added some velvet ribbon and pearls.  The Nature sentiment is from the ATC-Years Ago Set.




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And now, a sneaky peek for the next installment of the New Release bonanza




********************************************************************************* Hope you are enjoying all the new releases!  I am having so much fun working with them.  Have a sweet day and get some stamping in.  Love ya.


Karen

7 comments:

Georgie Horn said...

I love the sentiment inside the card! wonderful!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Gorgeous new set!!

Ira said...

These stamps are gorgeous! Love what you made with them Karen!

Sandra said...

Fabulous stamp set..........:) Sandra H

Leigh S-B said...

Gorgeous Karen! Your colour choices are so romantic and the dimension created with the embossing just adds that perfect touch!

Shirley said...

Wow! I love the the first one and the colors are just wonderful! How very feminine and lovely! The second one is so vibrant and reminds me of Feng Shui. Both are just so creative, Karen~

Maria Matter said...

These are fabulous!!! you do beautiful work Karen!
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