Oct 16, 2010

It's All about the Numbers - Annabelle Preview

Hi and Welcome back for the second preview of the soon to be released Annabelle Stamp sets. Did you all LOVE the first previews! Today's stamps are a little different but still wonderful, versatile and fun to use.  We're having another Blog Hop so be sure to follow the instructions below.








The first set I am showing is a Numbers set called, Teresa's Numbers. Now I must admit that I personally have not used number sets much in my card making so I was at first a bit stumped on how I was going to use this set. It does have some great sentiments in it but I wanted to showcase the numbers so after thinking about it awhile I came up with this idea. I hope you like my creative use of the numbers to make a romantic card that can be used as an Anniversary or Valentine card.

For this card I used the Number 1 and the Number Symbol surrounded by the Brackets in the set.  Then I stamped the Heart in the set twice and created a 1+1 card to symbolize being a couple. Card details:  Card Stock: Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White.                   Ink pads: Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip. Other: Nestabilitie Die, Punch-Martha Stewart, Sprinkles from Annabelle Stamps, Aqua Painter and Foam Mounting Tape.

Next up is a new line called, (Borders by Design) and this first set features a great Number border to match the numbers set.  For this card I chose a CAS (Clean and Simple) design - Something that I also struggle with but I think I pulled it off even though I'm not entirely sure I like all the "white space" this card has.
 
On this card I used some really bright colors. 
Card base: Old Olive layered with Only Orange. I stamped the numbers background on a Spectrum ink pad - SU Retired Pumpkin Patch on Whisper White card stock.  Then I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, added some Old Olive twill ribbon and a punched circle of Only Orange with the little present stamped in Ruby Red ink.   This was raised with foam tape and I pierced around the image.

So would you like to win these sets? - Sure you would.  So here's what you do.  Head over to the Annabelle Blog to start the blog hop.  You must leave a comment on each of the DT members blogs.   If you've followed the hop so far you should have arrived on my blog from Sue's blog:  A-Consuming-Passion  from here you will head on over to Rene's blog: Stamping in Sunny SA  to see her fabulous cards.  When you've completed the hop head back to the Annabelle blog, answer an easy question and leave a link saying you've completed the Blog Hop.  Winners will be announced on the 21st.

See you all back again on Wednesday for the last of the previews.  Again you won't want to miss them so be sure to stop back again.

21 comments:

Patti J said...

Very cute! I would have looked at them and frozen - look how cute your work is!!! Great job!

Sue W said...

Both cards are great Ida.......Love the first and the way you used this set!

apigonfire said...

such adorable cards! those numbers are too stinkin' cute! what a great font!
Off to comment, I'd love to win!
~Kendra

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Darling projects, Ida!

Tiffany said...

super cute cards!

stampinmoments.com said...

Super cards Ida! It's been great seeing what everyone has created with these!
Andrea
x

Lori said...

Love how you used the numbers for a sweet anniversary card. And, the numbers inked with the spectrum pad in the second card look fabulous!

Rene' Sharp said...

I love what you did with the sets Ida. Very clever ideas on your first card, I might have to case it!! :)

Veronica said...

Both cards are4 fabulous! The first one is very cute - love that idea.

nicoleqmullen said...

For someone who was stumped with the numbers set the result is AMAZING!! Both these cards are adorable! Im starting to really NEED this set!!

Rachael said...

OMG the 1+1 card us adirabke!! beautiful~!

Lynn said...

Completely adorable...really love the first card...the 1+1 with the hearts below is so clever!

CheckerBeads said...

love your cards! Neat ways to use the sets.

Anne

CheckerBeads said...

love your cards! Neat ways to use the sets.

Anne

felkatz said...

I'm so loving the boarders stamp....cute cards

Felkatz@gmail.com

Elena said...

That is why I like Ida's art so much! She always can find a way on how to create with something that is unsual for her! And this time you did a fantastic job! I simply adore your 1+1 card! How wonderful is this! And the birthday card is so pretty! Love the number border, tiny present and paper piercing you added!

Susan Hogan said...

I like the CAS card and the white space with the vibrant colours - it is a smash. Your clever valentines card is great as well.

Lyn S said...

Fabulous cards Ida, love the 1+1 card!

Rose said...

Adorable cards Miss Ida. just love that SU paper, it so cute with your 1 + 1. The numbers card is adorable too, love the colored numbers, excellent.

Natasha said...

GORGEOUS couples card - Love it!!

Teresa said...

Love what you've done with the numbers set Ida.