Sunday, August 1

In the spotlight


Tonight Melanie Muenchinger has several designing friends sharing samples they created using some of their favorite sets from Melanie and I am thrilled to be included in this special hop.
I was Melanie's guest designer for her "Fun Year Round" stamp set released in July so of course I had to use that set, *wink*, but I also wanted to use one of her older sets so I paired it up with "A Year of Flowers". A Year of Flowers is another one of my favorite sets of Melanie's.

After stamping the frame from Fun Year Round on White PL paper, I did a bit of masking with the fame. I masked the outer edges and the full circles before stamping the flowers. The flowers were colored with prisma pencils and oms. I added a bit of shimmer by watercoloring over the colored flowers with a pink glitter pen and a waterbrush.

I masked off the flowers and the outer frame so I could sponge Memento's Desert Sand ink around the flowers. Then I masked off the inside of the frame (all of the circles) and sponged Memento's Angel Pink ink over the edges of the frame.

The sentiment in the larger full circle of the frame is from Gina K's "Punchy Words" stamp set and was punched out with a scalloped circle nestibility.

For the smaller full circles on the frame, I added flower brads matted with two different sized circles I punched out using a 1/2 inch and 5/8 inch circle punch.

The finished frame is matted on Gina K's Passionate Pink and Innocent Pink then attached to a card base of Kraft PL paper.

Be sure to visit the blogs listed below of Melanie's other guest designers spotlighting her stamps sets tonight.

Brenda Turner

Carla Suto

Carolina Buchting

Geri Utterback

Karen Knegten

Libby Hickson

Linda Payne

Melissa Shultz

Selma Stevenson

Sharri Seffens

Sue Van DeVusse

Tina Gilliland

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Fun Year Round, A Year of Flowers, Punchy Words
Ink: Memento - Angel Pink, Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, SU Pixie Pink
Paper: Gina K - Passionate Pink, Kraft, White, Innocent Pink Pure Luxury Papers
Other: Flower Brads, Prisma Pencils, OMS, Pink Glitter Pen, Niji Watebrush, Circle Punches, Scalloped Circle Nestibility.


Shawna said...

Oh, I love this card Sharri! Those pink daisies along with Fun Year Round is a perfect combo.

tlgirl353 said...

Sharri- This is terrific with all the flowers!

Melanie said...

omgosh the way you masked and encapsulated the flowers in the outside circles just makes my heart race, i love this look!!! you go girl!!

Theresa Momber said...

Ooooh, love the way you used that background stamp to spotlight the flowers!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhhhhhhh LOVE the color and how you masked the flowers with the grid!! Great card, Sharri!

Lagene said...

WOW!!! Fantastic! Love all the work you did to mask & sponge, Mask & stamp etc etc!!!!

Carolina said...

What an absolutely stunning card! Wonderful mix of stamps as well! Hugs & Smiles!!!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! The results are a very beautiful card!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

really enjoy seeing these combined! what a great combo - your masking is perfect!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card, Sharri! I love the colors and how you combined the sets!

joy said...

What a pretty card! Love the pink teamed with the desert sand! Great combo! Great stamping.

Cheri said...

WOW, Sharri! This is a spectacular card. I love how you used the masking to create this fabulous card.

buggin2stamp said...

What a cool idea to use the flowers with Fun Year Round. Gorgeous card!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love how you masked those flowers in the smaller circles. This reminds me of a fine piece of art, the more you look at it, the more you see.

Libby Hickson said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Love how you combined the images, very cool.

Donna said...

wow! what a fabulous card, Sharri!