Thursday, December 6, 2012

RRD Blog Hop and Contest


It is the first Thursday of the month and time for  the Red Rubber Designs Monthly Blog Hop and Contest. The theme for this month is "Floral Design" and we will be featuring floral stamps all month in anticipation of the beginning of Spring.
The Spotlight Stamp for the month of December is "Flowers and Holly".  This set will be available all month at a 40% discount.

Flowers and Holly

When I first saw this stamp set, it reminded of vintage botanical prints so I created with that idea in mind.

Sunflower
I stamped the image, colored with distress markers, masked and stamped the background with the script stamp from Vintage Santa stamp set. I framed the image with dry embossed brown cardstock.

Holly
I randomly added black ink to the embossed areas and brushed gold ink on the embossing around the image.

Hibiscus
Four tiny brads grace the corners.

I am very pleased with my results...love it when a plan comes together.

To finish off the cards, I embossed the back. I used a fold of writing paper on the inside.

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Don't forget about the contest. You can win the Spotlight Stamp set by correctly guessing the total number of flowers in this arrangement.
For more details, see the Red Rubber Designs blog.

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For more inspiration check out the other blogs on the hop.
VINTAGE FIGMENTS (you are here)


12 comments:

Paula-Kay Bourland said...

Oooooh pretty! You did all three images. I'm impressed!

Kate said...

So nice to see all the stamps in the set! Everyone apparently was thinking Christmas. Your cards are so elegant and simple. Beautiful, Sarah!

Diana Queen said...

Beautiful work, Sarah! I love these lovely flowers and holly mounted on the beautiful black embossed piece!

Rebecca Hughey said...

Beautiful!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Gorgeous set of cards, Sarah. (Funny, that i saw it as a pansy and you saw it as a hibiscus:)

Stacy said...

Very nice, I really like how the image is framed by the embossed card base. Great cards, TFS!

Wendy Zick said...

Very classy! Beautiful cards

butterfly said...

Lovely! I love botanical prints, and I think what you've done here with the beautiful text backgrounds and gorgeous embossed frames really displays those stamps brilliantly... wonderful!
Alison x

Kim said...

Beautiful set of cards!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Sarah
your cards are stunning and so is the stamp set. I love how you stamped the images on to text! so pretty!

Lillian Child said...

So very lovely!

Lynn Stevens said...

Love the embossing Sarah and the Holly looks so pretty this time of year.
Hugs Lynn