January 2, 2014

Just a Note & GD Prickley Pear Stamps

Hello All and a Happy New Year! I start off the new year with a 2 month guest designer position at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. I am all excited about it and if you don't know their line of stamps yet make sure you check them out! They've got beautiful rubber and clear stamps with matching dies.

Here is my first GDT card in CAS style

The dragonfly stamp and the sentiment are from the Dragonflies 2 clear stamp set. The Card measures 7 1/2" x 3 1/2". The dragonflies were stamped with Memento inks Lulu Lavender, Sweet Plum and Elderberry onto white smooth cardstock. I then cut them out using Spellbinders square Nestabilities and layered them onto scalloped, dark lilac squares. the sentiment was stamped with Memento Elderberry ink onto the lavender cardstock. The only embellishments I've used are 3 small lavender pearls. 

Close-up on one of the dragonflies and the sentiment. I'm usually not a big fan of clear stamps but these give a fantastic impression and are high quality photo polymer stamps.


Thanks for stopping by and I'll have another Prickley Pear creation for you to see here on my blog next Thursday!

Luv 'n hugs,


  1. What a gorgeous card Iris.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  2. Oh Iris, this is so beautiful. I love purple anyway and dragonflies, so to me, it is just a perfect card. It is elegant and suitable for many purposes. This is an idea I have to remember. My favorite stamps remain my Magnolia ones but there are times that they are not appropriate for the occasion while something like this is just perfect. You have given me an idea for a present for the office manager here at the apartment complex. She loves the sea as I do and I think I will do a version of this in a soft aqua but I will use shells where you used the dragonflies. If I need to add another color, I will make it a sand-color. Thank you for the inspiration, not just with this post but all year through. I am anxious to see your 2014 creations. Happy New Year.

  3. Happy New Year Iris and congrats with your GDT!!
    This card is so beautiful!!
    XXX Heidy

  4. Beautiful card Iris! We are so happy to have you designing for Prickley Pear for the next two months! Love your CAS take on this set! :)


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