Flora and Fauna Samples (Page 4)

Blossom by blossom. . .gg designs has grown!

Borrowed from Swinburne's " Blossom by blossom, the Spring begins."---Thanks Elizabeth
Flowers--Hand Carved Look "and"
CARNATION SAMPLE seaasonal, unmounted, rubberstamps

From Linda Blackbird..... " . . .made some background papers . . .quickly embossed the carnation on one of them. It's a beautiful stamp! I'll use it often."

And in an recent e-mail discussing another card:" I'm still amazed at how easy it is to do cards with your stamps."Thanks Linda...that was the idea behind the stamps originally....a long time ago.

Hello Dolly!

Dolly Roit, new to gg designs, sends this card she made using the carnation stamp.

Thanks Dolly, and welcome!

Check her use of the Callas stamp as well.

Carnation Carved Look Rubberstamp image

Another of Linda Blackbird's great combinations...not just of gg designs images but combined with other stamp companies styles. (The Dragon Fly) The Dragon Fly stamped over the background leaf image is complimented by a "charm" added in the corner.

Maybe, if we ask nicely, she'll send us her directions.

How about it Linda?

Background is direct-to-stamp using a few shades of green markers on glossy white paper. The carnation is stamped with Memories black onto a piece of paper, then I embossed that whole piece in clear E.P. The paper is from an old calendar. It was one of those funky things that you need to hold up to your nose and stare at, hoping to see a dimensional image appear. Dry-eyed and cross-eyed, I figured I'd get SOME use out of that paper.

Complex layering and detail still produce a simple and simply elegant card in Linda Blackbird's hands.
Aldonna Wedge experiments with interesting backgrounds for the carnations.


Flora and Fauna Index

Page 1: Bird of Paradise, Poppies, two styles, Bougainvillea two versions, Sunflowers, Morning Glories, Morning Glory, Still Life in Two Parts
Page 2: Ivy/Stein, Daisies, Daffodils
Page 3: Calla Lily, Easter Lily, Iris, Iris Too

Page 4: Roses, Carnations, Daisies, Leaves
Page 5: Plant (2 versions), Do It Yourself Violet "Kit," Hydrangea, Modified Minis, Lily Blossom, Companion Blossom, Peruvian Liiy, Blossom Ellipse
Page 6: Floral Minis #3, Roses, Do It Yourself Calla Set
Page 7: VEGETABLES--Mushrooms, Garlic, Autumn--Corn, Wheat, Squash, Pumpkin, Halloween--Carved Pumpkin Set, Asparagus, Beets, Artichokes, Broccolli
, Chili Peppers
Page 8: GREENERY--Aloe Vera, Leaves Background, Set-Two Fern Leaves, Smaller Set-Two Fern Leaves, Bush Background, Fern/Foliage, Loose Leaves, Three Striped Leaves, Mistletoe Sprig, Greenery and Berries, Border 2 and Border 3--leaves, Grasses--3 ways
Page 9: FRUIT--Oranges, Lemons, Apple, Pear, Grape
Page 10: Blossom, Rose, Tulip, Pansy, Petunias, Water Lily, Floral Background #2, Floral Minis #1, Floral Minis #2
Page 11: MISCELLANEOUS--Gargoyles,Fish, Eye/Tear, Mermaid, Gecko, Sampler Set, Sea Shells
Page 12: Zinnia, Floral Background #3
Page 13: MISCELLANEOUS (Continued) Sampler Set, Patriotic Ribbon, Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons and Butterflies, Stars
, Stick Figures
Page 14: Daisies--Since there are so many, we are grouping them together. Better for comparison.
Page 15: Butterfly "Kit", Pussywillows, carved feather, berry leaves
Page 16: "Elizabeth's Tulips," full size, Morning Glories

Page 17:Angel Trumpets, Poppies, Dandelion silhouette

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