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Aug 17, 2008

Pretty Tear Drops & a Mini Tutorial

Happy Monday!! Hope you all had a great weekend - we have finally seen the arrival of the sun and we're just thrilled!!

Today's cards are made with another one of the new Kitchen Sink Stamps sets, Pretty Tear Drops. This set is just so versatile and pretty! You can make flowers, butterflies and so much more! I used the set to make background paper and main images. I have seen others make patterns similar to this (including principle Nichole Heady used in creating her Guidelines set). I took a few pictures of the process for you to see.

I started by figuring out how big my main background image would be, in this case I used the smallest solid tear drop and the smallest dotted tear drop to make a pretty flower. I then drew light pencil lines in a grid pattern a tiny bit bigger than my flower (the pencil lines easily erase when you're finished). Starting with the brown centers, I stamped each on the intersection of the lines.

I then stamped the pink petals centered over each of the 4 lines and then stamped 4 more petals in between those. Then using the dotted petal, I stamped those in between each solid petal. When I finished this step there still seemed to be some big "holes" so I used a couple of the circles included in the set and filed in the holes. The great thing about this is that you can create whatever type of pattern in whatever color you like! To finish my card I simply repeated the flower image using the next size up stamps!

Cardstock: Dark Chocolate (PTI), White (GP), Pink (Bazzill), Stamps: Prettie Tear Drops, sentiment from 3 Step Hibiscus (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Inks: Rich Cocoa (stamped off), Angel Pink (Memento), Accessories: Nestabilities, Build A Brad (SU!), Glitter Dots, Dark Chocolate polka dot ribbon (PTI)

Here's another card I made, same principle, different configuration, different colors. I love how these gorgeous stamps make it so easy to create!! I used Dark Chocolate and Summer Sunrise for my color scheme here for a autumnal feel. I'm almost looking forward to fall and the beautiful change in season. Summer was way too short and we've had a lot of rain in August but I really love this time of year when the nights get a little cooler and the air feels a bit crisp!

The sentiment here is from Vintage Words, another new set from KSS. Thanks again for visiting, have a great week!!

Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, Dark Chocolate (PTI), White (GP), Stamps: Pretty Tear Drops, Vintage Words, Inks: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Summer Sunrise (PTI), Accessories: White embossing powder, Summer Sunrise ribbon (PTI), Swarovski crystal, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as always! I am so in the mood for fall!

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  2. These both turned out great, Julie! I love the colors on each one and your stamped patterned paper is amazing!

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  5. so cool, Julie! Love the cards!

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  6. Very cool way to use the stamps. I love the colors on the second card. I love fall. Will be going to get the fall decorations out of storage as soon as school starts. -Molly B

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  7. Both of these cards are scrupmtious! Thanks for sharing how to use that teardrop... it makes total sense!!! And what a versatile stamp. cool!

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  8. they are both gorgeous, but the one in fall colors is my fave!!!

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  9. WOW!! Beautiful cards and thanks for the tutorial! I love seeing how people's wonderfully creative minds work!!! :)

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  10. wow, pretty cards Julie! I love how they turned out - making your own DP

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  11. Fabulous cards Julie! Thanks for the great tutorial! :D

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  12. Oooh, these are both just gorgeous Julie - I love the fall colors, and this is a great tutorial!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  13. These are just gorgeous Jules!! Thanks for the wonderful how to!!

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  14. I can't believe all that you can do with these stamps! These are both so beautiful!

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  15. Beautiful cards, Julie! Everything is so perfectly spaced and gorgeous!

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  16. Fabulous cards and tutorial!! Thanks so much!! You ROCK!!

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