Thursday, June 11, 2009

New stamp from Shady Tree Studio!

Isn't this new gift box from Cornish Heritage Farm's Shady Tree Studio line pretty? Nancy, the artist who draws the STS line has been sending me some of her stamps to work with, and I honestly can't begin to tell you how much it means to me that she would trust me to show off her beautiful stamps! This present would work for wedding cards, baby showers, and even Christmas, if you truned the flowers into berries by making them red-with glitter of course!

Speaking of glitter, the day I made this, it was VERY hot in my studio, and my Crystal Stickles came galloping out of the bottle at an unheard of pace. It was very liquidy! Well, Stickles is easy to wipe off, I do it all the time when I make a mistake. But I didn't want to waste this much Stickles, and I don't like thick layers of it, so I grabbed a brush and painted it where I wanted it. My pics don't show it, but there is beautiful sparkle all over this image!

Tha paper is Basic Gray's Two Scoops, and the rubon is Making Memories.

This card uses the Pullin' Pastels technique. GinaK showed this technique last week over on STV, and this was my take on it. I've known about the technique for years, but had never tried it. It's really a lot of fun. I have really been enjoying StampTV. Everyone over there is so nice, and I love to play the challenges. The stamp set I used is called Take Flight. Everything else is from the Floral Frenzy Stamp TV kit. Have you tried this Chocolate Kiss base weight paper from GKD? It's my new favorite! Chocolate Chip has been my go to brown for NINE years, but now it's only Chocolate Kiss for me!!

Don't forget to scroll down for Stampin' Up! blog candy!! This week it's Mostly Flowers from 2003!


~amy~ said...

hey have been on the seriously card making kick....2 cards per go girl...anyways, really coolio cards...neat that you get to play with STS stamps!

Karen said...

Fun cards! I love CHF stamps...thanks for reminding me to go check out what's new over there! Love the earthy nature of your butterfly card and the tip to use a brush to pull Stickles around! :>

thefrugalcrafter said...

how on earth are you getting all of these new cards done AND finding time to pack! My kids had their last day of school today (half day) and I' so behind already!

Justine said...

Love what you did with this butterfly. I have that set but haven't known what I wanted to do with it.
Thanks for the invite to Crafty Secrets forum. I will definately check it out. I am thrilled to have my first 3 Crafty Secrets stamp sets on their way to ME.......