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Friday, May 25, 2012

More Cards using The Alley Way Stamps

Happy Friday Everyone!

It has been a VERY LONG week and I am so happy that it's finally Friday.  Last night I created 2 more cards using "Talk to Me" and "Priceless Joy" from The Alley Way Stamps.  In yesterday's post I told you how pleased I am with their service and the quality of their stamps.  Today I want to add that I am impressed with how clearly even their tiniest of messages print. 

I think I will be sending one of my sisters a set of cards called "Be Unique" because I have already used "be unique" on a third card and can think of a lot more ways I can and will use that stamp. 

Here's the first card for today's post.

I stamped the darling car from "Priceless Joy" onto some floral paper and some red tag. Then I fussy cut both images and used a craft knife to cut out the windows.  That was a little tricky for me as I am not great with a craft knife, but I think all of the windows look okay.  You cannot see this in the photograph, but I added some clear transparency film behind the cutout windows to make them look as if they have glass in them. 

I used brads to add hub caps to the cars.  The "exhaust smoke" coming from the tail pipes is actually a cloud die cut.  As you can see I stamped "be unique" on one of them.  I used some black ribbon with white stitching for the've seen me do that on other cards. 

The background on my second card was actually intended for my first card, but I decided that the floral car didn't stand out well enough with the floral hill, so I set it aside briefly and ended up using it for my second card. 

I used Twinkling H2O's to paint my butterflies.  Due to the size of even the spots on them they were very easy to paint.  I stamped just their antennae onto my layering paper, fussy cut the painted butterflies and attached just the "caterpillar" part to the card.  I creased and lifted the wings just a little to add dimension to them. 

I wanted the word bubble and text to really stand out too so I stamped them onto white tag and fussy cut them before I adhered them to the card.  The word bubbles in "Talk to Me" are hollow so you can mix and match the text stamps that you use with them. 

I should mention that the floral and green dotted papers are from Jillibean Soup.  I love those small prints. 

And that's it for now!

Have a nice weekend!

1 comment:

*Alison* said...

so fun! I love how you did the car in a different patterned paper.. :) isn't that a fun sentiment?
and your butterflies are beautiful! hugs