Monday, July 15, 2013

Design Team Cards

Good Afternoon Bloggers:

Today we are releasing the first of our cards from our Design team. These cards along with the other cards are hanging up on the wall to the right of the door as soon as you walk into Scrapper's Playground.  Please feel free to ask any of our Staff for information on the products that were used on these cards.

Cards by Carol Celeste

When making these cards, I gave myself 2 goals: use the same stamp and pattern paper to create both a masculine and a feminine card, AND use the same design/sketch for both cards. 

Botantical Daffodil Stamp from Stampendous
My Mind's Eye Bluebell Stamp Set - Thinking of You
Watercolor Pencils
My Mind's Eye Pattern Paper - The Sweetest Thing
My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots
Archival Ink - Black
Tim Holtz's Distress Ink and Markers
Faber Castell Mixed Media Sets - Yellow and Green
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock

Stampendous Daffodil

 I used the Botanical Daffodil Stamp from Stampendous.  I "selectively inked" the scroll part of the stamp to make the "masculine" card.  I felt the flower just wouldn't work for a guy.  The sentiment came from the set of clear stamps by My Mind's eye.  But the sentiment was surrounded by a "frame" that I did not want to use  . . . so I cut them apart!!!

Image was colored with a combination of the Faber Castell Art GRIP Aquarelle Water color Pencils and PITT Pastel Pencil.  Then I went over them with a wet paint brush.  I really like how the Pastel Pencil gave some definition to the inside of the flower.  It blends a bit with the watercolor pencil, yet still retains definition of the lines.
The yellow paper was edged with the Stamper's Big Brush Pen.

The flower was colored with watercolor pencils. I used a "Gelato" around the edge of the pattern paper, and smudged it with my fingers -- this gave a really great effect.

One for the Guys

I wanted to show you how you can use your “girly” stamps to create something for the men in your life.  Don’t pass up a stamp thinking it can be used for only one thing!! 
I used the Metallic yellow PITT Artist Pen to selectively ink the scrolls in the Daffodil stamp.  Then I used the sentiment from My Mind’s Eye and “stamped it off” to give the ombre effect (that I see a lot in the blog world lately). 

The paper pack from My Mind’s Eye is double sided . . . I love that!  And they have patterns that are both floral and graphic in the same pack! I selected papers without flowers.  I used the gold gelato stick in the mixed media set to edge the papers: simply edge the paper, and use your finger to move it around.  I thought this gives the card a more masculine, distressed feel.  Then I used the Pitt Artist Pen to give the edge a bit more definition.

Great job Carol!


  1. Carol, I love the way you took the same stamp to make a masculine and feminine card. Very creative and beautiful cards. Linda E.

  2. Carol, really beautiful cards and love how you finished the inside too!

  3. Carol, really beautiful cards and love how you finished the inside too!

  4. Beautifully done!! I love the way you show both sides of the paper and the way you did the insides, too, are the perfect finishing touch.