Sunday, August 16, 2009

Circle Circus

I LOVE this new Stampin' Up! stamp set. Yesterday I attended my friend Heidi's meetup, and we did three great cards that showcase the versatility of this set.

In this card we stamped random circles from the set on glossy cardstock with versamark ink, which we then sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set. Then, using a brayer, we covered the whole thing with ink. After it dried (quickly), we buffed the paper with a napkin. The resisted circles pop. Great and easy technique. Some Basic Gray taffeta ribbon and a circle brad complete the card:

The lattice die for the Big Shot was used in this card. The openings in it are perfect for some of the circle stamps to peek through. A little glitter adds some sparkle. The brads are actually SU's kraft colored ones which we dyed with reinker to match the cardstock. Cool idea.
In this card, we used the circles to form a topiary, and part of the large tag punch to make the flower pot.
Looking at the topiary, I thought about a snowman. When I got home, I fiddled around and came up with this card. I used white craft ink on Night of Navy cardstock, and heat embossing. I made his arms from the word window punch and his hat from about half of the designer label punch. For the snowflakes, I used the asterisk stamp from the Hello Again set we received at convention. I think it has a kind of vintage Russian look to it.


Tamara Putvin said...


They are so beautiful..Thanks for sharing, and inspiring. I need to get off my duff and get some creating done.

Wishing you abundant blessings,

Chrystal S said...

I love them all! The first one really pops! And the snowman is just so cute! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Eileen....SO CUTE....I love each of them and they all have such a different look!!! GREAT job!!!

Carol's Crafts said...

I love your cards. What kind of ink did you brayer on your first card? was in from a SU re-inker?

I have that stamp set too and now you have inspired me to get it out and play with it.

Carol P

Kim Nath said...

These are all so wonderful! I especially love the latice one and the snowman is adorable!

Diann said...

These are super cards and oh, so fun! I love that snowman too!

Shirley B. said...

Love the geometric art on your cards!!

Love Shirley B.

Pat said...

I love them all. Keep it up.

Pat D.

Wanda said...

Oh these are just gorgeous!! I especially love the snowman but I love them ALL!!!

Cheryl said...

Eileen what wonderful cards with this set. This is one I don't have but may end up on my wish list. Love the way the Lattice die was used here.

lotsa scrap said...

Great cards! Love the snowman!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

GROOVY circles, Eileen!! FABULOUS cards!!

Heidi Davenport said...

LOVE the cards! Thanks for posting them and for the shout out. I love the snowman card, too. I know Stampin' Up! will LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

They are all so cute!!!! I love the circles