Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday Stamping With Marie Oberg: Live Dance Laugh

For this week's stamping session with Marie, we took a different direction from all of the holiday cards featured lately. I thought it would be nice to show a couple of all-occasion projects instead, so I asked her to use 11013SC Brushed Calligraphy #2 Clear Set.

I'm really smitten with this one, which I think is gorgeous:

Marie die cut a scalloped oval from the front of the card and adhered Clear Cardstock over the opening. She also added a few dimensional pearls for texture and visual interest.

For her overlay, she added a criss-cross diamond design using an embossing folder. (You could also use a Scor-it-All Board to achieve the same effect.) Then she die cut another scalloped oval in the same spot so that the openings lined up when she placed the overlay onto the card. That touch of purple marker around the edges really framed the sentiment inside the card (10102J Live Dance Laugh in the wood mounted version) nicely.

For another idea using the same stamp set, Marie made this pretty card:

On both cards, she colored directly on the flower stamp (10124J Coneflower in the wood mounted version) with waterbased markers and spritzed with a fine mister filled with water before stamping onto the cardstock. The purple cut-out flower in the first card was embellished with ultrafine glitter, and the pink ones in the second card were trimmed at the stem and arranged in the corners.

We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Marie for kicking off our Guest Designer series with a bang! I hope you've enjoyed reading more about this wonderful lady and seeing her fantastic projects.

In our next "Stamping With..." post, we'll be introducing a new designer for January, so keep your eyes peeled for more Inky fun!


Theresa said...

What totally amazing cards!! I love the sentiment and the two different styles of cards. Beautifully done.

Jackie Wamhoff said...

Theresa, I agree that Marie did a great job. Thanks for taking the time to post your sweet comments. :-)