Friday, February 6, 2015

It's Friday.....We Made It!

     We have made it to another weekend!  The cold winter chill will make sure we do not do too many outside activities.  What a great time to settle in and do some crafting.  My cards today, are more of my adventure of stamping directly on designer paper. 

 
     The first card uses stamps from the December 2014 KOM, from Unity.  I inked my images in multiple colors, did accents in Copic marker, and layered it on so pre-embossed card that I found .  That was then attached to a kraft card blank.  I simply added a twine bow. 

 
     My second card is gold embossing, on top of a gold foiled paper scrap.  It was very difficult to get a good photo, because of the shine.  I took a brown Copic and quickly highlighted inside of the flower to make it pop more.  I know the Copic and EP can get tricky, so that is why it was with real quick swipes. I made a fishtail banner for my sentiment, and added a gold cording bow, with button.  These stamps are from the January 2015 KOM.

     I will be linking these to the Friday Friends with Flair party.  Check out all of the talent, and if you leave comments, you could be a winner!  Thanks for visiting.

24 comments:

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
I like that you are stamping direct on your designer paper. That gold foil one is amazing and I love the flowers on the other.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun flowers!

Carol L said...

Stamping on the dsp gives such a fabulous look to any card, but I love those earthy colors you chose! The Copic tricks you used perfectly enhance your gold flower card! Thanks for sharing these two beauties!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Both cards are lovely! Love flowers. <3

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards.xxx

jimlynn said...

Love the stamping on patterned paper - and love both of these cards! Also love the sentiment on that first one and the pretty, pretty flowers! Two beauties!
Lynn

Amber Sheaves said...

Lovely! I need to use patterned paper more.

Ruby said...

Gorgeous cards. I have never thought of embossing on gold pp. I must try it. I thought the heat gun would melt the finish. Thanks for sharing this.

Crystal said...

Pretty catds, especially the gold one!

Donna K said...

Very pretty cards, Mary Anne! LOVE the stamping onto designer paper. Warm hugs from NC!

Donna Hanley said...

Two lovely cards. Love all that gold and the Copic work turned out beautiful. Your first card looks great with the stamping on dsp. It always kicks it up a notch when someone does that, at least in my book. Have a good warm dry weekend in you craft room.

Janis said...

I am so inspired by your stamping on the dp!!! I definitely need to pull some out that look like acceptable candidates for trying your techniques. LOVE the gold on the foiled paper. Soooooooo gorgeous and elegant!!! Wow!
Saw you on Unity FWF.
<3 J

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Linda said...

I love your pretty flower card!

nancy y said...

Lovely cards, and it reminds me that Copics don't have to be used strictly for coloring images in fully.

Gaylynn said...

Ooooh, both are awesome but the gold shines nicely. :)

Kim Rippere said...

Great cards.

Kim Rippere
Craftisan Studios
Design Team Showcase

Dawn Louise said...

Fabulous cards, and thanks for the jolt to stamp onto pattern papers. hello from FWF

Farley said...

Mary these are both lovely cards. Gold on gold sounds very elegant.

D- said...

I came over from Unity FWF. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
Designs By Dragonfly {blogspot}

Lagene said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the gold embossed card!

Life of a Caffeinated Mom said...

Both cards are pretty. I love the colors of both of them.

Dawn Fields said...

These cards are lovely!

ionabunny said...

Very pretty. What a fun technique. Hugz

Sue said...

Love both cards, Mary Anne!
Sentiment on the first one is great, and loving the flowers.
Very elegant look you got with the gold ep on the second one, just beautiful.

Hugs
Sue