Sunday, July 29, 2012

Design Team Monday

Happy Monday!

The Prickley Pear Team is back with some Monday inspiration. Hope you enjoy!

Card by Lori using Clearly Beautiful Hibiscus Set and Scalloped Circle Die.

 

Card by Michelle using Hearts 2 Clear Stamps Set and sentiment from Scalloped Oval Clear Stamps Set.

 

Card by Audrey using Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set, Mini Hibiscus Die and Gears Die.

 

Card by Melissa using Mini Butterflies Clear Stamps Set, Mini Butterflies Die and sentiment from Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

Card by Angelica using Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamps Set and Butterfly Die.

 

Card by Amy using Evergreen with Star and sentiment from Ornament 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

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Card by Tesa using Mini Birds Clear Stamps Set, Mini Birds Die and sentiment from Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a fab new week!

The Prickley Pear Team

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's Your Day

Hi everyone!

I have a beauty to share today. Look at this card by Angelica, isn't it simply wonderful!?!


Here are Angelica's word about how she made the card:

 I started by using a embossing folder to emboss the white cardstock. The sentiment is from the "Spring Scalloped Circles" clear stamp set, I stamped it with black ink directly on the white Bazzill cardstock.  For the butterflies, I cut them with the "Mini Butterflies Die" and stamped with an image from "Mini Butterflies" clear stamp set and pink ink.  Shaped the wings a bit and added a pink adhesive rhinestone.


Have a wonderful day!

The Prickley Pear Team

Monday, July 23, 2012

Design Team Monday

Hi folks!
Hope you’ve had a stamping fun weekend and that you are ready for a new week of creativity!
Here is what the amazing Design Team has for you today:


Card by Amy using Vintage Train ATC and sentiment from Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set.


Card by Melissa using Vintage Cars ATC and Best Dad.
Thanks for stopping by!
The Prickley Pear Team

Monday, July 16, 2012

Design Team Monday

Happy Monday!

Hope the sun is shining on you!!! And that the creativity is flowing! Here are a few cards by our Design Team to inspire you!!! Enjoy!





Card by Tesa using Butterflies Clear Stamps Set.

Card by Michelle using Gears Clear Set, Thanks to You, and Vintage Cars ATC

Card by Melissa using Thank Heaven and Mini Butterflies Die





July 16

The Prickley Pear Team

Thursday, July 12, 2012

3 from 1–Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamps Set

Hi all! Hope you are having a fantastic week. :)

I’m here to share a new feature on the blog called 3 from 1. We want to show you how wonderfully versatile the Clear Stamps Sets and coordinated dies are by using the same set stamped with a multiple techniques and die for a card, a layout and an altered project in one post.

The set selected to start this is the Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamps Set from the latest release. It’s a beauty!

And the fun part is it coordinates with two dies from previous releases: The Butterfly Die and the Dragonfly Die.

Prepare for a picture heavy post…

First - a card:

Butterflies 2 kort 1

The butterfly is stamped on cream cardstock with clear embossing ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. Then it’s inked with distress inks: Dried Marigold, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. The sentiment is stamped with Rusty Hinge.

Butterflies 2 kort 2

I used the other butterfly image to decorate the inside of the card. It’s double stamped to get a softer result. The stamp is inked up and then stamped once on scrap paper before stamped again on the piece used for the card.

Butterflies 2 kort 3

And this is fun, the set includes a Hand Stamped By stamp! I always forget to sign my cards, but now I used the stamp for the back of the card – sorry for ugly signature though!

Butterflies 2 kort 4

 

Next – a layout

Butterflies 2 LO 1

This is my boy several years ago preforming his favorite song by The Ark (hence the title). I used both dragonflies and butterflies to decorate my card and I stamped them with Faber Castells Big Brush pens, which gives a bit water colorish artsy result. Love how it looks

Butterflies 2 LO 2!

Butterflies 2 LO 3

 

And finally – An altered project

Butterflies 2 Alter 1b

Our neighbors invited us to a spontaneous barbeque party and I needed a quick gift for the hostess. So I took a tin that had once contained tomatoes from our recycling bin and removed the paper and added some of my own instead. With a ribbon, a cut out tag pimped with the dragonfly and sentiment it was done. Took like 15 minutes. I loooove quick and easy projects!

Butterflies 2 Alter 3

The dragonfly and sentiment are stamped with Archival ink, Coffee. Look at the amazing pattern of the wings!!! And I love the sentiment. I thought it was perfect for the occasion, she really did color our afternoon (and night as it happened) with the invite!

I filled the tin with flowers from the garden and we were ready to go.

Butterflies 2 Alter 2

 

Hope you liked it! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tesa

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Design Team Monday

Hi folks!

Monday means inspiration brought to you by the fabulous Design Team. I love writing these posts up and see the cards and the different styles and techniques used by our designers.

The first card is a CAS card – a Clean And Simple style that is pure happiness for the eye! Brilliant with just cardstock and two well chosen and well positioned stamps. Don’t you think!?!

Card by Melissa using Poppies Cluster and sentiment from the Spring Scalloped Circles Clear Stamps Set.

 

Card by Angelica using Dragonflies 2 Clear Stamps Set, Dragonfly Die and Scalloped Oval Die.

 

Card by Lori using Lily of the Valley.

 

Card by Amy using Flower Cluster and Best Mom.

 

Card by Audrey using Butterflies 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

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Card by Tesa using Five Vintage Ladies, Many Thanks and Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

We wish you a good new week!

The Prickley Pear Team

Monday, July 2, 2012

Design Team Monday

Happy July!

Hope you’ve had a really good weekend!

We are here to share some Design Team projects using our favorite Prickley Pear Products.

Ejoy!

Card by Lori using Fanciful Flight ATC and Beautiful View.

Here is a close up on the “window” and beautiful multi color stamping

 

Card by Angelica using Lg. Vine Flourish.

 

Dare to dream

Card by Tesa using Vintage Plane and Lg. Vine Flourish.

 

Card by Ujjwal using Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

Card by Melissa using Thanks to you and Flower Cluster.

 

Card by Audrey using Lg. Vine Flourish and Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamps Set.

 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great new week!

The Prickley Pear Team