Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Loralie Designs Art Stamps

Remember, a few days ago I teased you with something NEW I had going on? Well, now I can reveal the whole enchilada! I've been asked by a local stamp store (Stamping Details, Poway, CA) to create a sample board each month, featuring the Loralie Designs Art Stamps! Each month they will pick a new lady and a theme, and I'll make the sample board. Once the gals at Loralie Designs saw the samples, they asked me to do some samples for them! (I was more than honored by what Susan and Loralie had to say!) Do I have a cool job or what?!

The January lady is called Nettie. And we decided to use the NEW Graphic45 Once Upon a Springtime papers. Which called for a very springtime color palette! As a bonus, G45 is showing the cards on their blog today as well. And offering a prize! Click HERE for that!

Here I colored Nettie with Copics, and then paper pieced her outfit. The colors of the G45 papers are so soft and feminine. Perfect for the stamp. I added some tiny pearls on her shoes and onto the image corners.

For Nettie's earrings and necklace I painted them with Viva Pearl Paint Pens. Stamping Details gave me three colors to play with. They are really cool. You can make perfect pearls with them! No funny "Hershey Kiss " peaks! Or you can paint with them as I did here! And they dry fairly quickly. Yum!

I also paper pieced the second card, but I only used Nettie's top half. {wink}

I went with the green palette this time. I do think her outfit looks like green cammo gear if you squint at it just right! I colored Nettie with Copics and added some pops of red. I also used a heart border punch from Martha Stewart.

The hat and flower are popped a bit, and the flower has glitter on it. I also use the Pearl Pens again for her earrings. I used a Gelly Roll glaze pen for her pearl necklace. And of course, I used lots of Spellbinders Nestie dies!

The third card is my favorite. I love the blue pallet from the G45 papers. Plus, who does not like butterflies?! I colored Nettie again, and popped the flower on her hat. Plus I stamped a net for her hat. Each stamp comes with a few accessories, which make the images fun to customize!

I used Martha butterfly punches, and added some pearls. Again, I used the Pearl Paint Pens for Nettie's jewelry.

Do her blue eye pop or what?! I used two ribbons on this one - a sheer sparkly one and a flower shaped strip of trim. Stamping Details has the BEST trims and they make sure to supply me with lots of it!

I jazzed up the inside of this card. I do all the insides, but this one was special. I love the border punch!

Last card! I colored Nettie again. These taller cards are 5x7. Nettie is a bit big to fit on an A2 size...well for me because I like to add "junk" to my cards!

She's so great with her bad self! This one is very sparkly, which is hard to see in the photo. Her hat and purse are sparkly, and the flowers on the card are VERY sparkly!

This is a bit better shot of the front. I used the Queen and Company pearls for her earrings! Aren't they FAB?!

I used more sparkly sheer ribbon and some pearl topped pins. To create the soft colors, I blend the pale Copics with E0000. That gives just a tint of color.

To sparkle up the flowers I used Ranger Stickles. They take a bit to dry, but oh boy...the sparkle is out of this world! I hope you enjoyed my NEW projects and these fun stamps! I cannot wait to show you February's lady!

I want to enter these cards into these challenges:

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Something New, plus ribbon
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Newest Stamps

Supply List:
Loralie Designs Stamps - Nettie
Graphic45 paper – Once Upon a Springtime (Pixie Post, Tiny Treasures, Flight of Fancy, Spellbound, Fairy Folk, Butterfly Kisses, Woodland Fantasy)
Cardstock – Bazzill, American Crafts, Stampin’ Up
Ink – Memento (Tuxedo Black), Ranger Distress (Old Paper, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar)
Copic Markers – E0000, E00, E09, E21, E33, E35, E37, E50, E53, RV10, Y00, Y11, Y21, YG09, YG11, YG23, YG25, YG91, YG95, G05, R20, R22, R27, R29, R81, R83, R85, B00, B02, B21, B37, BG01, BG10, C1, W1, Colorless blender
Gelly Roll pens – glaze, white, star dust
Pearls – Queen and Company (snowflake, citrus orange), Kaiser (snow)
Rhinestones – Kaiser (green)
Flowers and leaves – Wild Orchid Crafts, Memory Makers, Hero Arts
Pins – fabric store
Glitter – Ranger Stickles (star dust)
Paint pen – Viva Pearl Pen (apricot, light green, moss green)
Ribbon and trims – Stamping Details stock
Sentiment stamps – Hero Arts (Essential Messages, All Occasion Messages)
Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities (smooth ovals, scallop ovals, smooth circles, lacy circles)
Punches - Martha Stewart


  1. These are so cute!! thank you for sharing. The scallop die is awesome!

  2. Oh boy, awesome! All of them!

  3. Oh, very beautiful!!!

  4. Lucky you landing an awesome job :)

    the second card is my fav!!!!

  5. Hey, congrats, you ROCK STAR, you!!!! I think God has some mighty big plans for you, darlin'! This is just the beginning....start dreaming bigger!!! Lv ya!!

  6. Love it, boy is that Nettie one hot mama! (lol) What a fun job to have and I agree with Angie, you rock girl!! That springtime palette is gorgeous and I love how each card is designed. Incredible!! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!

  7. Awesome! You're so talented!!! When I color in my stamped images it looks like kindergarten work! lol

  8. Fantastyczne kartki. Uwielbiam takie motywy.
    Pozdrawiam cieplutko

  9. Gloria, Girl, these ROCK!! Your coloring is beyond wonderful! What a mighty talent you have!

  10. These cards are awesome! What a versatile stamp! Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  11. Awesome cards Gloria! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  12. WOW awesome collection of cards Gloria, the image is fabulous and so quirky, great with all the colour pallette's too!
    The Design Team & I are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
    Thank you & Happy New Year
    HuGs Kim :)

  13. I love these did a Diva job on them...what fun ladies...Tootsie
    I did one so is on my blog...I am following you so I will be watchin"'

  14. Beautiful cards!!