Monday, March 28, 2011

Ippity Stamps Blog Hop

Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are now ready for some {ippity} inspiration from today's hop!  I have two cards to share with you today, one masculine and one feminine.  The first card I made uses vellum and the Now and Always and Where You Should Be {ippity} stamps sets.

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I love the effects of stamping on vellum and for this card I stamped the flowers and leaves on vellum using  white ink then heat embossed with white embossing powder. To add some color, I colored the back of the flower and leaves with Prismacolor pencils which gave the stamped images a soft glow of color. The card base was embossed using a Cuttlebug folder. To accent the embossed leaves, I stamped over the leaves with the background stamp, Thoughts From the Past

For the next card I used the Authentic Man stamp set.


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 Using  the Recess papers from Basic Grey, I stamped the  stars and car then lightly highlighted parts of the car. The  sentiment is not from {ippity} but from Inkadinkado. I just felt the larger font on this stamp worked better with the card. 

Next on the list is Rona.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Susan
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11 comments:

lynn said...

i love both cards, susan! love the stamping and coloring on vellum on the pretty embossed kraft card. and your guy card is just awesome!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

WOW! Susan...both of these cards are just amazing! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! :)

Lone Pine Designs said...

Both are terrific! I love the white embossing on the vellum!

Patricia said...

I am so jealous, Susan!! You ROCKED those cards! Great job, talented lady!!

Gardner's Basket said...

These are wonderful! I can't decide which I like more. I love the elegant look of the first and the second is a perfect masculine card. Great job.

Lynn said...

Lovely cards! the white ink on the first is so beautiful. Love the Krafty-guy card also. Great combo of colors on that one.

McCine said...

Susan... you are an INSPIRATION - and a very timely one at that as I have a couple of masculine cards to make this week! LOL I'm always at a loss when it comes to what colors/patterned paper to go for, but your card ROCKS! And now, after seeing Patricia's recipe card & your very feminine but beautiful card -- I need to get my set of "Now and Always"! hehe Btw, both cards definitely appeal to my style world!

Karen said...

Two fabulous cards!!! I love the embossing and vellum on the first card! The second card is one a striking masculine card Susan! I love the different colored stars and the outer ring of the car stamp!!

Scrapcollectr said...

Love both cards equally! They each have a certain je ne se quoi (no idea if I spelled that right!)
*smile*

AshKuku said...

Stamping on Vellum surely brings out the best..... Everything about this card is awesome & perfect!!!!

Ash....
(http://hastkala-oceancihope.blogspot.com/)

dahlhousedesigns said...

Your vellum card is so stunning! I love the softness the colored pencils give. And what a great masculine card!!!

Lisa a

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