Thursday, January 27, 2011

Another PURPLE day!

I am SO attracted to damask these days! Lynell over at Dreamweaver has two new damask stencils, and I'm really enjoying playing with them. She's actually sponsoring a sketch over at Cardabilities this week...three gift certificates on offer for lucky winners. This card also meets the current Dream Team challenge for tomorrow, which is to use the colours turquoise, dark brown, kraft brown, and neutral.

This is the sketch:


For this card, I used the damask stencil for the background. I cut the cardstock, then lightly sprayed the back with isopropyl alcohol, then ran it through my Cuttlebug. The heart stencil is another new release, gorgeous 'eh? I used white matte embossing paste with it, then cut closely around the design. I love these little pearl pins Lynell has is her site too. I added a couple of Swarovski turquoise crystals and a multi-stone thingie at the bottom as well. I added a Making Memories "Love" charm in the centre of the embossed heart.

These are the stencils I used:


...for this card:

I hope you can take the time to stop at Cardabilities to play in their challenge...and don't forget to see the interpretations of this sketch from the Dreamweaver Dream Team too...their blog links are on the right hand sidebar.

Impression Obsession designers are previewing some of the beautiful new stamps this week, just released in preparation for CHA. This is Day Four of the reveal. For your chance to win some IO stampin' dollars, visit here to read all about it.

For these three cards, I've used new cover-a-card stamps, paired with new sentiments. You can see all the newly released stamps right here. The fact that all my cards have purple was not by design...just luck! ;)

The Wednesday Stamper challenge this week is "inky backgrounds..." here are three of mine. The gals at the Sisterhood are hosting a free theme. This card uses the new Daffodil cover-a-card background stamp along with this new sentiment. I used Tulip Glam it Up Iron On Crystals on the sentiment stamped panel, glued on with Aleene's Paper Glaze, both by iLovetoCreate.


The theme over at One Powerful Hour is "sweet sweet love." When my children were little...and even now...I give them little gifts with tags and cards that say "Just because...I love you." So I have a special place for this card to go! The Charisma challenge is all about love this week too. I hope you can see the clear embossed background on this card. If you click on it, you can see it more clearly. ;) It's another new background stamp from Impression Obsession, called Ornate Flower, paired with this sentiment stamp. I used Tulip iridescent crystals on the sentiment, and I glue the layers on my cards with Aleene’s® Crystal Clear Tacky Spray™ (iLoveToCreate™).


This damask background cover-a-card stamp is one of my absolute favourites of the new releases! There are TWO different versions available, and I know they'll each see LOTS of inky play in my happy room! Isn't this just gorgeous!?

In times of difficulty in my life, this sentiment stamp has become a mantra of sorts...remember what matters. Whatever strife and trouble I experience, I DO try to remember what matters...family and friends I love...family and friends who love me too...and the faith that "this too shall pass..." Not, this particular stamp actually comes as a full set, with many other sentiments...check it!


I LOVE this stamp, and I was just so pleased to see all the wonderful new sentiment stamps available with the new IO line!

I hope you'll have time to see the beautiful paper crafts posted by other IO designers today, as part of the CHA release week. Please check here for the list of IO blogs to visit.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to come by today.

44 comments:

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Oh, yes...it is a beautiful day in Deborah's Cardworld...I must have my mother visit your blog today. (She adores Purple!) Pretty...passionate...plush...purples...I always enjoy you blog dahling.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Oh, yes...it is a beautiful day in Deborah's Cardworld...I must have my mother visit your blog today. (She adores Purple!) Pretty...passionate...plush...purples...I always enjoy you blog dahling.

Paula said...

Just love your elegant cards - beautiful as always.

Miranda said...

Hello Deborah, your cards are great today! Beautiful colours and I love those cover a cards!Greetz, MIranda

Marilyn said...

Very pretty cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

NancyK said...

Absolutely stunning backgrounds!

Rosie said...

These are very beautiful and elegant postcards

Anne Thompson said...

Love Love Love all that purple! Great cards today! Lots of inspiration ! Anne, yourmainestamper

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful cards Deborah...each and every one!
oxo

Jennifer B. said...

Love the purple and the background images you used. Nice!

Anonymous said...

Deborah, the damask looks fantastic embossed ! Love the daffodils stamp too!


Penny H

Nellie Foley said...

Love the cards, especially the background stamps. Thanks for sharing:)

Celeste said...

Your cards are gorgeous. I really am lovin those cover-a-card stamps. Very nice work, thanks for sharing.

bethann d said...

gotta have that sentiment, it is perfect. love teh cards.

SherylH said...

Gorgeous cards Deborah. I am loving the flourishes from Dreamweaver and Impression Obsession and both are on my wishlist.

Anonymous said...

Remember, Just because, You are in my thoughts all convey sentiments of timely snail mail during these winter storm months. Handmade IO thoughtfilled cards uplift with such rich encouragement.
Keep Looking UP!
mt23stamperatyahoo

Nellie Foley said...

Love the cards! Thank you.

newfiecrafter said...

Beautiful cards so elegant . Loving those cover-a-card background stamps
Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Keep Up the Great use of purple, Deb!
Always anticipate how a shade of purple will showcase an IO set. Well done. Keep Looking UP!
mt23stamperatyahoo

sommrstamping said...

Deborah you are such a busy lady, all your cards are so beautiful. I too love purple. Your use of all that damask is wonderful I am finding that I to am really wanting to use my damask paper, stencils and stamps a lot lately.Have fun at CHA, I will be thinking about you all.

Vic said...

Your cards are beautiful!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Judy said...

Beautiful cards created with the new background stamps! Love the purple!

Liz Martin said...

Deborah, you consistently out-do yourself . . . and with purple being my favorite color . . . what more can I say!

Sandra said...

wow, lots of beautiful art to take in here!
I agree there are a lot of great sentiments in this release!
Sandra ltb

SusanHnSC said...

Beautiful cards again!!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Deborah, these are so elegant!
just beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Mary

Kathy Vogel said...

Purple is my favorite color too. "Remember what matters" is a wonderful sentiment. I love the floral background stamp that you used.

Marsha said...

I keep seeing the same word throughout the comments - elegant! My thoughts exactly!

Gilda said...

Beautiful Remember card - love purple.

Pamela said...

loved the heart card. wow

Barbara said...

Yes, like everyone else, I think these are elegant. That damask background is to die for.

Rossylalah said...

Hello Deborah! I discovered you via Inkurables. So much going on here! I have learn't so much. Its so coincidental that I have seen your cards with the beading on them as I was only sorting through a great big stash that my daughter left behind now she has moved out, thinkng, "what can I do with these?" Love you to visit my blog if you have time. I'll definately be back though.

okienurse said...

gorgeous cards. Love all the rich colors and the sentiments.

nise said...

Such beauty! I am especially fond of the dark purple damask and the "remember what matters" sentiment. You always inspire me and often give me something more to ponder. Thank you!

MA said...

Love your cards, Deborah. That Damask is tops on my shopping list. The regal purple for the damask is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

sandyh said...

these are beautiful cards!
i am loving the new cover-a-card stamps!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast dot net

Cardabilities said...

beautiful cards thank you for sharing them!

Ola said...

ALL of these are gorgeous... I love the purple!!!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com

Katie said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you framed the sentiment with the first card and added the rose and ribbon, really pretty! I love all three background stamps! Thank you for sharing.

Katie

Hermine said...

They all look very elegant

*jean* said...

lovely cards!

BunnyFreak said...

Love all the purple!!!!!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards, gorgeous colors and designs.

belindaschneider said...

lovely and elegant cards