Friday, January 11, 2008

JessicaLynn Original stamps are in da house!

The mail between the US and Canada over Christmas has been ridiculously slow, but finally, my Dragon stamps arrived the other day. Then, I had to wait to play because there were some errands that needed doing. (Does it never stop?) This morning, after posting the Bingo numbers (see post below if you're looking for them), I sat down and played for a bit. Here are my cards using JessicaLynn Original stamps. These cards are NOT a part of any sneak preview for the February 1st release of new stamps. They're just my playing around stuff.

The dragon is, of course, the main reason I bought this set. He's such a cutie, don't you think? The cardstock is CTMH, but I don't know the specific green name. I used some paper I picked up at Michaels the other day. I have decided that paper with a Fairy Tale or Dragon theme is sparse. In fact, I couldn't find any that really grabbed me, so if you know of some, please leave me a comment and let me know what it's called and who makes it. I NEED some. I stamped Dudley (oh, I named him Dudley the Dragon) on PTI Select White using Palette Hybrid Black ink. I had dreamed about how to make some 'smoke' around the fire and I had a great swirly stamp by Inkadinkado which I bought for wedding invitations, of all things, and I thought it might just work. What do you think, does it work? Then, I coloured in the image with my Copic markers and my new Spica Glitter pens, also by Copic. They were used exclusively on the crests on the right hand side. Unfortunately, in the photo, the glitter doesn't show up very well, but it looks good IRL.

The second card also used stamps from the same set. I tried some paper piecing on the flag and, although you can't really tell, under the Basic Grey border at the top, there is some pink mulberry paper with a fringed edge under the scalloped edge. It also looks better IRL. I added some Prima flowers, some dragonfly and butterfly brads, too. I did use my Nestabilities rectangle to emboss and cut out the pink bit of cardstock on which I stamped the scroll thingy. Sorry, English seems to be 'a second language' for me today! The card base is Blush Blossom by SU.

That's it, but I'm working on another one, but had to stop to post these. Enjoy!


Shannon McGann said...

These are great! I love Dudley - he's so cute. The "smoke" looks amazing - great idea!

Jessica Lynn said...

He looks adorable! I JUST LOVE IT.. how cute are they!! Great job with the Dragon. I just fell in love with him too once I was done drawing him!! I can't wait to see what you do with the Design Team Set :)

Have a great weekend!
Jessica Lynn

Kirsten said...

LOL! Well, thanks for MY chuckle! I guess that statement of "many painstaking minutes" WOULD be funny to someone not totally comfortable! LOL Thanks for the comment! :)

Sarah said...

Those are awesome. I just got my penguin set today but have to order the blocks to put them on. As soon as I do I will post on my block.


loobylou said...

Love the dragon, Barb
My favourite dragon sentiment is "do not meddle in the affairs of dragons...
for you are crunchy and taste great with ketchup"
Have fun with that one!

wanda box said...

Hi Barb, Love the cards, I do not even own a dragon stamp this one is a cutey.
here a card for monday's bingo drawing
I may have more tomorrow.

A Full House said...

I went to a stampin night and here are my 4 cards to submit for Bingo.

Heather Grow said...

It's about time I pulled my own weight around here. I made a card using SU stamps.

I love your dragon. I'd love to see him red, then he'll be a Welsh dragon.

Tami Bayer said...

I can just imagine this set will be perfect for making greetings for the grand-boys. I can't wait to see the rest of the stamps for your DT work.

All Pink girl said...

Fabby card Barb ,love the dragon ,so cute ,Dawnx