Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Design Team… Wednesday!

Hi folks! Happy midweek! Sorry for the delay of this week’s design team inspiration. I’ve had a internet mishap – thunder and router did not agree on each other. :)

We have new fab red rubber in the store with several vintage images. Like this awesome Vintage Cars ATC that Michelle uses in not one but two cards this week!

Cards by Michelle using Vintage Cars ATC and on the second one also a sentiment from the  Mini Butterflies Clear Stamps set.

 

Hello lady

Card by Tesa using Evelyn, Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set and Mini Hibiscus Die.

 

Card by Amy using Five Vintage Ladies and Sewing Ad.

 

Card by Angelica using Spring Scalloped Circles Clear Stamps Set, Scalloped Circle Die, Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set and Mini Hibiscus Die.

 

Mini album cover by Ujjwal using Sunflowers and Mini Hibiscus Clear Stamps Set, Sunflowers Die, Mini Butterflies Clear Stamps Set and Mini Butterflies Die.

 

Card by Melissa using Flower Cluster and Thanks to You.

 

Card by Audrey using Large Vine Flourish, Mini Butterflies Clear Stamps Set, Mini Butterflies Die and Gears Die. Look at the clever use of the Gears Die as a part of the beautiful flower!!!

 

Thank you for stopping by!

The Prickley Pear Team

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Design Team Monday

Happy Monday!

A new week – again! Time sure flies!!! The good thing about it is it’s time for a new set of inspiration project by the Design Team!!!

 

Tag by Amy using Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set and Sunflowers and Mini Hibiscus Clear Stamps Set.

 

Card by Angelica using Spring Scalloped Circles Clear Stamps SetScalloped Circle Die, Sunflowers and Mini Hibiscus Clear Stamps Set, Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set and Hibiscus Flower and Leaf Die.

 

Gamleby Hamn

Layout by Tesa using Scalloped Oval Clear Stamps Set and Hot Air Balloon Clear Stamps Set.

 

Card by Lori using Scalloped Oval Clear Stamps Set, Scalloped Oval Die and Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

Card by Melissa using Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set and Mini Hibiscus Die.

 

Cards by Ujjwal using Mini Hibiscus Die and Sunflowers Die.

 

Card by Audrey using Mini Butterflies Clear Stamps Set and Mini Butterflies Die.

 

Have a beautiful new week!

The Prickley Pear Team

In dreams

Hi! Tesa here. Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

I made a card earlier today using some of my favorite Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps products and I thought I’d share. :)

In dreams vellum

I played along with this week’s Featured Stamper challenge over at SCS. I loved THIS card and had to try the vellum pocket design.

I In dreams vellum detalj 1

Here is a close up of the Hibiscus flower from the Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set. The sentiment In dreams and the little flower border from Hot Air Balloon Clear Stamps Set.

In dreams vellum detalj 2

And finally, the inside. Decorated with a Mini Hibiscus from the same set.  I love that the new Hibiscus 2 set has two sizes, both for layering and to complement each other like on this card. The Mini Hibiscus is cut out with the Mini Hibiscus Die.

In dreams vellum detalj 3

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Michelle's Prickley Pear *Monday!*

Prickley Pear Monday is coming to your four days late for me this week!  A summer cold that won't leave me, doctor's appointments for the kids and some errands have kept me on the run, but I found some time in my studio last evening....and loved every minute of it!

My first card features the Ladybugs and Mushrooms image.  I colored the image with the following Copic markers:  E47, E44, E43, W7,W5, B06, G46, G43, Y38, R39, R37, R35, R22.  I distressed the edges of the image with Tim Holtz' Distress Inks in Tumbled Gleass and Shabby Shutters.  I framed the image with a touch of doodling.

The image is layered on some designer paper that I distressed with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  I did some Paper Embroidery to frame my card.  The sentiment comes from the Clearly Beautiful Butterflies set.
My second card features the Nesting Finches image which I colored with the following Copic Markers:  E49, E47, E44, N0, Y38, Y35, Y32, R39, R35, R32, W7, W5, W3, G46, G43, B91.

I used a more artsy approach to coloring the background on this one and flicked color out from the image in the blues and greens.  After the image was colored, I also used some Copic Colorless Blender Various Ink on a piece of terry cloth to add texture to the entire panel.  This gives it a texutred *painted* look.

I layered the image on a Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Square die that is layered on some Creative Imaginations Banana Paper.  I added some brown felt flower s along the bottom embellished with Candi.  The tone-on-tone background is the perfect background to make this image pop.  Photographing this combination wasn't the easiest....but IRL it is very pretty. 

Hope your Summer is off to a great start!
Michelle Pearson ~ Inspiration Blooms

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Design Team Monday

Hi all!

Another beautiful Monday morning starting a brand new SUMMER week! Life is good! :)

The Design Team has new fresh inspiration for you using their favorite Prickley Pear products. Enjoy!

Card by Angelica using Scalloped Oval Clear Stamps Set, Scalloped Oval Die and Sunflowers and Mini Hibiscus Clear Stamps Set.

 

Hello damask

Card by Tesa using Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

Tag pocket card by Audrey using Large Vine Flourish, Mini Butterflies Clear Stamps Set, Mini Butterflies Die and Butterflies 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

Ujjwal flower pot card

Flower pot card by Ujjwal using Sunflowers and Mini Hibiscus Clear Stamps Set, Sunflowers Die and Scalloped Circle Die.

 

Card by Melissa using Clearly Beautiful Butterflies Set and Butterfly Die.

 

Card by Lori using Scalloped Oval Clear Stamps Set, Scalloped Oval Die, Birdcage Winter 2 Clear Stamps Set, Birdcage Die and Scalloped Circle Die.

 

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!!!

The Prickley Pear Team

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Prickley Pear *hearts* Card Patterns

Hi! Happy mid week!!!

Prickley Pear is sponsoring the Card Patterns' challenge and we'd love you to play along!!! The sketch is great and you could win a $15 gift certificate to the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Store. You find the challenge HERE!


Here are two cards made by our DT members Amy and Melissa based on the sketch:






Have fun!!!

The Prickley Pear Team

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Prickley Pear Monday

Hi all! Happy Monday!!!

Can you believe it’s June already?!? Amazing! Hope the sun is shining on you (we have not had much of that around here this weekend) and that the strawberries are good. :)

Since it’s Monday, our Fabulous Design Team has a post shock full of inspiration for you!

Enjoy!

Wall hanger by Audrey using Clearly Beautiful Flowers Set.

 

Card by Angelica using Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

Card by Michelle using Hearts 2 Clear Stamps Set and Heart Key Crown Die.

 

Card by Melissa using Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set, Hibiscus Flower and Leaf Die and Mini Hibiscus Die.

 

Card by Amy using Clearly Beautiful Dragonflies Stamps Set and sentiment from Build a Bird Clear Stamps set.

 

Card by Lori using Mini Butterflies Clear Stamps Set.

 

Card by Ujjwal using Heart Key Crown Clear Stamps Set.

 

Wishing you well

Card by Tesa using Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamps Set, Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set, Hibiscus Flower and Leaf Die, Hearts 2 Clear Stamps Set (sentiment) and Coffee Stain.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful new week!!!

The Prickley Pear Team