Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's a "Fifth Avenue Floral" day today!

This afternoon I've had a chance to play in my craft room, and have been busy inking up my beautiful new "Fifth Avenue Floral" stamps from the new Stampin' Up! catalogue.  It's such a versatile set, and the possibilities are seemingly endless - it is so easy to create different looks.  First up is my favourite of all the cards I made today.  Very simple stamping (that's my problem - too often I go into "embellishment overload"!), using two of the new "in colours",  and the old faithful Chocolate Chip.  I think the new Tangerine Tango is a bit polarizing, but I just love it, and hope you like what I've done with it on this card.

 Tangerine fifth avenue card

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Best Yet (hostess set)

Card: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss

DSP: Chocolate Chip

Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip

Other: 1 1/2 " circle punch, scallop circle punch, Tangerine Tango 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder punch, sponge daubers

This next card incorporates the colours of the "Bella Rose" designer series paper, that I seem to be using on just about everything at the moment!    I have stamped the rose on watercolour paper, in Pink Pirouette ink, then watercoloured the petals in the same colour. It is a beautiful, soft, pink; the co-ordinating ribbon is almost good enough to eat - I LOVE it!  I wouldn't normally think to pair pink with red, but the new Riding Hood Red has beautiful undertones that complement the pink and brown (Chocolate Chip) so well.  Stampin' Up always think 'outside the square' with colour combinations, and several times a year they come up with gorgeous new papers.

Pink fifth avenue card

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, On Your Birthday, Best Yet

Card: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette

DSP: Bella Rose

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red

Other: Watercolour paper, aquapainter, Pink Pirouette 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1/2" grosgrain ribbon, sponge daubers, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags, Pebbles Inc white candy dots

Okay, ready for another one?  Trust you're not yet sick of this stamp set, because I have more!!  I stamped the rose on watercolour paper, using Riding Hood Red ink, and watercoloured the petals in the same colour, which gave an intense result.  I think it's striking (I'm a bit of a 'red' girl).  I cut out the flower, and mounted it on Chocolate Chip card that had been embossed using my trusty Cuttlebug, then sponged around the perimeter with white craft ink.  The circle, and scalloped circle, were cut using Nestabilites dies.  More Bella Rose paper makes up much of the front of the card, including the little 'word window' panel on which I have white-embossed the sentiment.  I finished off the card with a couple of (non-SU) buttons.

Red fifth avenue card

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Short & Sweet

Card: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip

DSP: Bella Rose

Ink: Riding Hood Red, White craft, Chocolate Chip

Other: Watercolour paper, aquapainter, Nestabilities, Word Window Punch, white embossing powder, buttons, embroidery thread

Okay, now for the final card for the day.  This time I stamped the rose from "the" set in So Saffron, on watercolour paper, then watercoloured the petals also in So Saffron.  I cut out the flower using circle Nestabilities, then mounted the image on a Chocolate Chip scalloped circle (Nestabilities again - gotta love 'em!).  White dots on the scallops help to break up the darkness of this panel.  I am loving the Tiny Tags dies I just bought, to use in my Cuttlebug - here I have stamped part of a sentiment from Pocket Silhouettes, in Baja Breeze on a white tag, then backed it onto a Baja Breeze tiny tag, and a Chocolate Chip tiny tag.  The tags are held together by a yellow rhinestone brad (how gorgeous are these rhinestone brads?).  A bit of ribbon finishes it all off.  This colour scheme is not one I've used before, but I really like it - very 'on trend', apparently!  And on that note, I present my final card for the day.  Thanks for looking! 

Saffron fifth avenue card

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral (no kidding), Pocket Silhouettes

Card: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze

DSP: So Saffron Patterns DSP

Ink: So Saffron, Baja Breeze

Other: Watercolour paper, aquapainter, Nestabilities, Souffle white gel pen, Baja Breeze 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Chocolate Chip 1/2" grosgrain ribbon, yellow rhinestone brad, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die, sponge daubers (probably don't need to mention this, because I use them on every card!)


  1. Thanks for sharing more of your beautiful cards :o) You continue to inspire and amaze me, not just with your talent, but with your output. As you know, I struggle to finish just ONE card as I get distracted by all the pretties! However, now that I have my Stamp-a-majig and some "matchy matchy" Stampin' Up stuff, I may be able to get a bit more organised. Oooh .... what's that over there? ..... Sparkly! ...... hmmm - what was I saying? .....

  2. These roses are just magnificent!! Beautiful work!