Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Focus using solid image stamps

The ever fabulous Leslie challenged us to make a card using solid image stamps this week for the Flourishes Friday Focus.  When using solid image stamps or silhouettes, you pick your image, color of ink, then start stamping, its as simple as that.  I believe that is why so many people are attracted to that style of stamp, they are easy to use.
For my card, I stamped the poppy image from Summer Botanicals in red ink, then took the dragonfly image from the Summer Blossoms set and stamped it in black ink, onto some Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl designer paper.  Before adhering my designer paper onto the black card stock, using a distressing tool I distressed the edges of the paper.  To take the card to the next level, I used some lovely red/cream gingham ribbon and attached a tag and button to the center of the bow.
"thank you"

Head on over to the Flourishes Newsletter to see Leslie's tutorial
then,
take a blog hop to check out what the design team has created.



On a side note, so very sad that Michael Jackson died yesterday.
Everyone who knows me well, knows that these two songs are my favorite songs of all time.  I was born in the 70's and MJ had an influence on my life, along with Madonna, The Beastie Boys, Run DMC,  Cindy Lauper just to name a few.  I was just a little girl when the Off the Wall album came out, and I got it on a 45 record, then a few years later when I finally got a pink boom box for Christmas, the Off the Wall tape was in my stocking, it was my first tape I ever owned.

Watch the videos you will have to dance and a smile will appear on your face!!

Don't stop until you get enough

Rock With You

24 comments:

dianascarlett said...

WOW! Fantastic!

~amy~ said...

fabulous card Latisha...

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Stunning! I love the red and black and your ribbon bow is fabulous!

Yvonne said...

This is fabulous! Wow, I love the colors, and that gorgeous ribbon.
Beautiful!

Silke said...

Super G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Love your card - Lathisa!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

LLove the red black combo! So pretty!

Ann said...

Beautiful! I love that it's a simple design, but still has such impact. And that bow is PERFECT!

NancyK said...

This card just pops off the page! Love the bright look of the red, black and white. What a great card!

Julie Koerber said...

Latisha, I absolutely adore your card! What a fun and creative way to use those stamps! On your side note, I am with you about MJ. The first poster I put up in my room was of him on his Thriller album. I would play that and dance and dance and dance. I laugh now but those were fun memories!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is beautiful!!!love your creations.

torico said...

Gorgeous card! I love this colour combo and the gingham ribbon!

torico XX

Connie said...

Your poppies are just so pretty, and that bow and ribbon is just out of this world!!

ChristineCreations said...

I've been eyeing this card for a couple of days on our board Latisha...it's GORgeous! What fantastic ribbon and color you've created here girl!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

OMG, Don't Stop . . . is one of my all-time favorites EVER! I used to rollerskate, yes, I said rollerskate, to that song at skating parties! I've had the YouTube video playing quite a few times already today. His death is very sad indeed!

Gorgeous card. I love that ribbon!

Amy said...

Lovely--so summery!

Leslie Miller said...

I absolutely love the poppies in red on the designer paper! What a darling card and a brilliant design. It was a shock about Michael Jackson. A very sad end. Things went a little sour for him and I think his whole life story is sad, actually. My gosh, what a legacy he leaves.

Cindy Lawrence said...

How COOL is this?!!! I love the fun pattern you created on this awesome card, Latisha! You are so inventive, girl! Love it! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors and that FUN ribbon! TFS!

Anja (scrappie) said...

What a fabulous card Latisha love that colorcombo and what you did with that bow it looks very neat. I totally agree with you about MJ it was a sad day to hear he died we went to many concerts love his music.

Chris said...

MJ was a perve! but a super cute card!! LOL

Paper doll said...

Fabulous!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is so fabulous and unique. Love your creativity and style!

Norine said...

well its been awhile but I'm back
love the card the bow is so pretty
Hugs
Norine

Deb said...

Such a pretty card, Latisha! I love this color scheme! That ribbon just puts it right over the top! LOVE it!

I'm right there w/ you...so sad MJ passed away. I have always loved his music and was fascinated to watch him dance. I am sorry that his life was so surrounded by turmoil and suspicion. A sad day indeed.

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