Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Everything Eleanor

I love this stamp set, so versatile.  I first saw it while blogging and fell in love with it. It is new with this current SU catalog. I saw a card that just jumped out at me and said "You need the stamp set used on me". A little investigating and came up with the Everything Eleanor stamp. The swirl, that's what caught my attention, I just had to have it. I immediately e-mailed my SU enabler and ask her to put it on my first order out of the new catalog, I had to wait over a month before I could order it.

At our June Stamp Camp we used Everything Eleanor. I had ordered the set a couple of weeks before, so I had it and had already played with it but the flowers didn't interest me, I was after the swirl.  Anyway, at SU Camp we made this card. I actually didn't know how to use the flower stamps (probably why I ignored them), but fell in love with the technique we used here. Not the fussy cut, but the "smearing" of the ink. It doesn't show up well here, but it is blended using water. I don't know the right name for the technique, but I really like it on these flowers.

This next card I also used Everything Eleanor.
I just love that swirl. I punched the flowers with the Boho Blossoms punch. Ordered it same time I ordered EE.
This card was for a mystery item card swap. The mystery item was the leaf and I punched the flowers out of the leaf and attached them to card stock so they wouldn't be so fragile.

I think every card I have made using this stamp set, I have used shades of purple. July was my purple month.

Hope you like my cards. Thanks for stopping by. Take Care


Terry said...

Love the stamp too...I may "need" to order that one on my next SU order:)
Your cards are beautiful:)
Glad to know I'm not the only one that goes through monthly color "likes". Seems as though Aug. was brown & blue for me.
Thanks for sharing:) Hugs & Blessings

Jackie said...

These are great Joyce! I don't have that set but I'm contemplating it....TFS!!!

KER said...

love the shades of purple and the flowers on both of these...very lovely

Amber said...

Very pretty!

Dell said...

This is so pretty! I love the purple color combination you used.

Jennipher said...

This does seem to be very versatile. both of these are beautiful. Love all the purple.

Dixie said...

These are beautiful cards, Joyce! I love that flourish and the colours you used are so pretty.