June 19, 2009

Introducing: Tour de Freaks


It's the 20th of the month! You know what that means? It's time for the 1st ever "Tour de Freaks" blog hop! You're in for lots of great ideas for using rubber stamps!

If you're hopping along with us, make sure you visit the blog featured just before mine "Wickedly Wonderful Creations". The link at the bottom of my images will take you to the next blog; this will help guide you to every blog so you don't have to jump around and look for all of us.

We've been waiting for this for a long time, so let's get started!

First up is a fun magnet coaster using the "Pretty Amazing" stamp set and the retirning Urban Garden designer paper. Aren't the colors wonderful?!





Next up, we have a card using the "Illuminations" stamp set and the beautiful fine turquoise glitter!




The next card features the "Bella" stamp set. It's a huge flower, great for creating layered cards (3D style). The hummingbird is from the retiring "Pretty Amazing" stamp set and is lifted with a dimensional/popdot.




The vines are from the "Baroque Motifs" stamp set (but it's not retiring). The Baroque set is great for adding background details like this.

Here's a close-up of the crystal microbeads I added to the flower. Gives it a little extra sparkle.


Finally, we have a "Doodle This" card. Such fun and festive colors for Summer!


Next blog up is Patty Bennett. Patty has some FABULOUS ideas!!! Just hop on over by selecting the image below. Don't forget to mark your calendar for the NEXT hop, July 20th!


Thanks so much for stopping by! I had great time creating these cards for everyone!



15 comments:

Robin said...

My favorite is the Bella card. Great stuff!

Shona said...

Awesome, awesome projects! Love the magnet coaster idea!

Connie said...

Love the projects, Mel. My favorite is Bella Blossoms, too!

Heidi said...

That Bella card is wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful!

Gretchen Barron said...

Wow, Melanie -- I love what you did with the distressing and layering on every project -- just beautiful! So good to be on the tour with you and other talented artists! Have a great weekend! Blessings, Gretchen

Julie Dinn said...

Melanie, your cards are just beautiful! I can't even begin to pick a favorite, I love them all!

jmniffer said...

Sad to see some of these sets go but I'm very excited to see what is new! Thanks for sharing. jmniffer

Anonymous said...

Very nice

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Gorgeous cards Melanie. Thanks for sharing the creativity and inspiration.

Blessings - Jean

Laurie Zoellmer said...

Your work is gorgeous! I love your coaster memo holder, adorable~

Carey said...

I love everything. Your magnet coaster idea has to be my favorite and one I will CASE. Thanks for your work.

Janice said...

Love the Doodle This card! Hate to see that one leaving us!

AKSTAMPER said...

Love those micro beads, such a nice touch. Would love to see that IRL. May have to case that idea though. TFS!

Dawn O (dostamping) said...

Beautiful Projects Melanie!