Sunday, July 18, 2010


Welcome to our
Today is Lori McCroskey's Birthday. Lori is the owner of Clear Dollar Stamps. We, her Design Team, love her and are so happy to be on her team. To show our love we planned this surprise for Lori.
How does this work? starts on the CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS BLOG HERE. Design Team members made cards for Lori using Clear Dollar Stamps. You can go from blog to blog viewing these works or art. I know you will find lots of inspiration today on our Birthday Bash Blog Hop for Lori.
So...since you are here...that means you came from JOAN'S blog. Right? If not...why not start at the beginning on the CDS blog HERE.
Here is the card I made for Lori
Happy Birthday Lori
I consider myself blessed to be on your Design Team
This card is just for YOU
Now hop on over to STACY'S blog.
The details about my card are below:
I started with my black panel 5x5". I punched the corners then the top and sides, not bottom with Martha Stewart's Around The Page Butterfly corner and border punches.

The front panel is 4 x 4 1/2". I stamped the flowers from PEONY with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I masked the stamp so I only got the top of the flower. Next I sponged over using first Bashful Blue going heavier on the sides. Then I used Tempting Turquoise followed by Pacific Point on the edges. The Pacific Point was heavier on just the edge. I went all over with Bashful Blue one more time. Then I put the panel in my Cuttlebug using CB embossing folder hound's tooth. Then I used Tim Holtz Blending tool and Tim Holtz distress ink Walnut Stain on the edges. I love how it makes the embossing stand out more. I then hand stitched my border. Lastly, I stamped just the flower top again on a separate piece of white CS and colored, sponged with distress ink then embossed with same folder and popped up on card. For the sentiment I punched my label from white CS, stamped sentiment, sponged and embossed. Then popped up.

Behind the black I adhered my 4x 4 1/2" card. And there you have it.



PAPER: Cottonball White, Night Eclipse (Clear Dollar Stamps)

INK:Momento Tuxedo Black (from Clear Dollar Stamps), Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Bashful Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point (Stampin Up)

MARKERS: Copics R27, R29, R35, Y21, Y17, YR38, YR04, YR07. YR09

ACCESSORIES:Cuttlebug, CB Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer, Mouse Pad, Needle, DMC floss, Sponge, Tim Holtz Blending Tool, Mini Brad (Recollections from Michaels), Stampin up label punch, Martha Stewart butterflies corner, border ATP punches

TECHNIQUES:Dry Embossing, Sponging


Barb said...

So beautiful - that butterfly border really makes this card! LOVE IT!!!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Lisa...what a beautiful design....your one colored flower is sooo pretty and I LOOOOVE the punched border!!!!!

Cassie said...

Oh Lisa, this is amazing! I always have to pick my jaw up after visiting your blog. I love the background and sponging, and that butterfly border really is perfect ;D

Christi said...

OHMYLANTA !! Lisa! This is amazing! As always, you are awe-inspiring! I love this card! Beautiful!!

Candy F. said...

Lisa -- this card is just breathtaking.

Katie Renz said...

Lisa, Lisa... you are so innovative. I love seeing what you've got up your sleeve! Wonderful job.

theCook said...

Wow! That's stunning! I love how you used the same stamp for background and main image... I love this blog hop!

The Stamper's Touch said...

THUD!!! That is one beautiful card Lisa! The butterfly border, well, it's beyonds words stunning!! Talk about a show-stopper!!! I love it!!! My birthday is coming up...hint, hint!!!! LOL!!!


Laurie Wilson said...

h my, what a STUNNING design! Wow, the embossing on the stamped paper is a gorgeous effect! and that border.... well, you sold me on it now I have to get one!

auntbeespickles said...

Oh Lisa! This is adsolutely beautiful! I couldn't wait to see what you did and you shocked me again! Your creativity - well, I totally love it! This is super super beautiful! Great job!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

OMG Lisa!! How very beautiful girl!!! Love the butterfly border, colors, everything!! Fabulous!!

Jenny said...

This is soooo pretty Lisa! Love this!! :) :) :) :) :) Have a wonderful day!! HUGS!

Harriet Skelly said...

OMG Lisa this is gorgeous! I love how you colored just one peony and I love the border! WOW!

Lori McCroskey said...

That is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for making me such a special and beautiful card. Thank you so much for being a part of my birthday party and making this day so special for me! I love all of you! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Love you, Lori

Shell said...

Beautiful!!!! I love, love, love the punched border, the colors, and the stitching. Great job, Lisa!

Shell said...

Beautiful!!!! I love, love, love the punched border, the colors, and the stitching. Great job, Lisa!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Simply gorgeous! LOVE IT!

Tricia said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!!! This is such an elegant, pretty, striking card!!! Just beautiful, Lisa!!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

This is gorgeous!!! WOW!!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is wonderful. I like the butterfly border and your flower with the black flowers is awesome.

True :) said...

Wow wow wow!!!!!! This card is absolutely stunning girlfriend!
True :D

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