Friday, July 15, 2011

Guest Designer Week with Peachy Keen Stamps Day 5

***So sorry this post wasn't up earlier......blogger was giving me issues****

Wow!!  Did that week go fast for everyone or just for me??  I can't believe that we are here on my final day as a guest designer at the Peachy Keen Stamps blog.  Thanks so much for the support that you have all given me during the week.  I would like to welcome the new friends here on my blog as well as those of you who have been here for a while.  If you haven't subscribed or signed up to follow my blog yet, don't forget to do that today so that you can continue to recieve updates when I post.  I had a great time sharing my projects with you and I have a card to share today along with a mini tutorial.  I used the same stamps on this card that I am giving away this week......Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment.  I also used the Lil Bugs stamp set on this card. 

My card measures 4.25 by 5.5 inches.  The flowers are cut with my Cricut and the Country Life cartridge at 4.25 inches.  I did enlarge the actual flower centers to 8.25 inches and the flower petals to 5.5 inches because I thought that the faces looked better on them.  Don't those Wide Eyed Kids Faces look so cute on these flowers??  I added some stitching with a black pen around the faces and some white pen accents on the petals and to accent the eyes and the chalked cheeks.  I adhered the flowers with dimensional adhesive over the stems.  I colored the bugs with my Copic markers and added some glitter to the wings.

I added some texture to the grass and petals with a stylus.  I have a mini tutorial on how I added the texture below.  I finished off the card with a SRM Sticker sentiment, some pen stitching, hemp twine, and a button.

How to create the texture on die cut images:
Step 1 - Gather your supplies.  You will need a small tipped stylus, an ink pad, and your die cut image.

Step 2 - Use your stylus to draw lines in the image going in a natural on this grass image, I went with the direction of the growth.  You will also want to use a softer surface and not a hard table to do this.  I am using a paper pad under my die cut image.

Step 3 - Ink the image to help bring out the debossed area as well as add dimension to the image.

I would like to thank Peachy Keen Stamps for giving me the opportunity to share my work this week on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog as a guest designer.  I would also like to thank you all for your lovely comments all week.  Don't forget that you have until tonight to get all of your comments in for the Wide Eyed Kids Faces Assortment giveaway.....details are below.

How to win:
   Leave a comment on the Peachy Keen Stamps blog under all of my posts this week as well as here on my blog under each of the Peachy Keen posts for the week and at the end of the week, I will randomly draw a winner for these super cute stamps.  That is a total of 10 entries if you leave a comment under each post on both blogs each day.  You have until the end of the day on July 15th to get your comments in.  I will draw a winner on Saturday July 16th.  Check back tomorrow to see if you are the luck winner.  Good Luck!!



  1. I loved the way you explained the technique, it was perfect!

  2. Great little tutorial. Thanks! I love your use of twine and buttons on your cards.


  3. Very nice and loved your tutorial! I took the Jane Austen quiz on the left and I am Emma! :) Have a beautiful day!

  4. Sweet little technique, thanks for sharing. I LOVE it. And the card is precious. I LOVE those darling faces on the flowers! Hugs- Glora

  5. Love the card. Matter of fact I loved them all. Great job!

  6. Thank you for showing the grass technique! I will have to use that idea!

  7. That card is so sweet--faces are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win those sweet stamps!--Pat N.

  8. Love how you did the grass
    Great job this week

  9. Fabulous get well card. I like the texture on the grass and the cute faces on the flowers.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  10. Sooo cute! I love the flowers and the little bugs. They are adorable. I have been wanting that set from PKS..fingers crossed. TFS,
    rlj547 at comcast dot net

  11. been with you all 5 days - Thanks for sharing such awesome cards and awesome PKS faces! I love the idea of using the stylus - never used that. makes total sense!!

  12. Great card, thanks for showing how you did the grass, glad to have found your blog through your guest designing week at PK.
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  13. This is a really sweet card!! Love what you did w/ the grass and the bees wings!!!
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

  14. I appreciate the picture tutorial. I actually do better with them than videos. This is such a pretty card TFS.


  15. It's been a real pleasure to have you join us this week Amy. I love your work to bits and have subscribed to your blog so I can keep on ogling your delightful projects. xxx

  16. very nice card. thanks for showing your grass technique.

  17. So cute!! I love how you embossed the grass!

  18. cute card, love the technique for the grass!

  19. I think this card is just too cute Amy! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Hugs...Tracy :)


Thanks for visiting my blog. I really appreciate the time you take to leave a comment. ;)

Amy ♥