Monday, June 27, 2011

PK Guest Designer Week 25 Day One


Hello and Happy Monday!  My name is Diane and I am so happy to be with you this week as a Guest Designer for Peachy Keen Stamps.  Some of you may know me already through the Cricut Message Board or my blog, Capadia Designs.  I do a lot of projects using the design software for the Cricut but I also enjoy trying many other types of other paper crafting and stamping.

The generous folks at Peachy Keen have provided a stamp set for me to give away to one lucky person.  The details about the stamp set and how you can try to win it are at the end of this post.

My first set of Peachy Keen stamps was a gift from a friend.  It was the Dolly Dumplins Face assortment set and I used it to make some paper dolls.  For a long time, I thought that Peachy Keen only made face stamps but eventually I discovered that they have much more to offer.


I used this sweet star stamp (PK-M20) for the card I am sharing today.  I wanted to make a congratulations card that would be suitable for any age.  I combined the cute stamp with a color scheme that is a bit unconventional for a "cute" card.


Instead of coloring the stamped image with markers, I decided to heat emboss it with a gold metallic embossing powder.  I stamped the image with Versamark ink on a pearlized textured cardstock from American Crafts.  The Peachy Keen stamps are crisp and sharp and the tiny letters stay quite legible when they are embossed.


The transformation when the powder is heated always seems magical to me!  I cut out the image with a circle Nestabilities die and cut a larger pinking circle from dark gold pearlized cardstock with another Nestabilites set for the bottom layer.


I decided to add a bit of a twinkle to the eyes with some small gem stickers.


The card base is cut from maroon cardstock at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and folded for an A2 card.  The first layer is the same dark gold pearlized cardstock cut at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and the black layer with the star pattern is cut at 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches.  The "Congrats" sentiment was cut with the "Everyday Greetings" Cuttlebug combo set.

I'll be sharing a variety of projects with you during this week.  For one of them, I'll be using this set of more "adult" faces called "Blushing Bride." 


This set can be used to create lots of different looks by using eyes from one stamp with the nose and mouth from another stamp.


This example from the Peachy Keen website shows the variations that are possible.

So, how do you get a chance (or ten chances) to win this set?  It's easy.  Just leave a comment on each post I make here on the Peachy Keen blog and on the corresponding post on my blog, Capadia Designs, every day this week.  If you comment on both blogs on all of the days you will have ten chances to win!  The winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday, July 2nd.  You do not have to follow or subscribe to my blog to be eligible to win but I'd be happy to see you there as a follower or subscriber if you like what you see!

I am looking forward to a great week.  Tomorrow I'll be participating in the Tuesday Challenge with a project based on a sketch.  I hope you have a peachy wonderful day - see you tomorrow!

91 comments:

jessica said...

Love this card and the PKS!! Thanks for sharing Diane's beautiful work
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Lucy said...

What an adorable card! I never saw this PK set. Great job. TFS

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Very cool, love the colours!! Thanks for the chance to win
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

dm.brinker said...

Love your card. Peachy keen has such great stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

Short Scrapper said...

WOOHOO! Looking forward to seeing all your stuff this week - love the card!

Tami B. said...

What a great combo this week for us, PK and "Miss" Capadia. Looking forward to it.

di said...

Love the gold embossing. Gives the card a nice elegant touch. So nice and readable still too.

jessjeen said...

I love the card!!! Very different!

Anonymous said...

Love this card & Stamp!!! Wish I knew about it sooner...so many graduations and what a great card idea!!!

Thanks for showing me this stamp. I love Peachy Keen stamps,but impossible to purchase all of them. WOULD LOVE TO WIN THESE!!!

Have a great day --

Debbie_L53@yahoo.com

Pam from Maine said...

I loved the Monday card. The star face is adorable. I have several sets of Peachy Keen Stamps, my favorite so far is Vivienne and Friends. Your stamps are so cute, they are fun to make and give.

DKarczewski said...

Love Peachy Keen stamps!

Claudia said...

I love Diane's work and Peachy Keen stamps are the best. They really make a project POP.
claudiamatzke at hotmail (you know the rest)

sweetlilscrapper said...

super cute!

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sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

- said...

Great card. I love the embossing on it. The stamp is just too cute!
TFS,
(:(:Smiles:):)
Robin thecricutscrapper
rlj547(at)comcast(dot)net

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love how you heat embossed the image, Diane. The color scheme is great, too.

~Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

Barb said...

What a great card design to congratulate someone for a job well done!

barbsargentatgmaildotcom

NanetteMT said...

Love your card. I'd love to have the Blushing Bride set. It's next on my list.

AprilsL8 said...

Love the card, Diane!

Donna said...

Love this card, would have been great for my grandson's graduation card. So will keep it in mind for my next grad card. Thanks so much and also for the chance to win Blushing Bride. I love my Peachy Keen stamps.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

Carol T said...

I just love the star with the face so many ways you could use it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Elaine said...

Cut card and the colors are great. Peachy Keen Stamps are a wonderful product and make me smile when I see projects made with them.

Stephanie said...

Love this card. I have followed Diane for years, always great work and always learning from her. Thanks for the chance to win. I love your stamps.
stuff@gt.rr.com
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

Cheryl Hauber said...

I don't have any PK stamps yet, but I have a TON of them on my wish list... can't wait to get some cash to make that wish list a reality list :D (or win some stamps!)

littlen said...

So glad to see Diane as your guest designers this week. I love her work and check her blog daily.

Sharon D. said...

I love the Peachy Keen stamps. I am starting to get a few along. Thanks for a chance to win!

Beth Devitt said...

Count me in on the contest. I would love to win a Peachy Keen stamp set. They're so much fun.

Heather said...

This is an awesome card! I Love the embossing!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

Cathy said...

Came to this blog via Capadia Designs. I will be back!
MCF's Mimi

tndj said...

Love the card. Ordered my first peachy keen stamps yesterday! Can't wait to get them. Beautiful card. TFS

farmbrenda said...

I was given a set of Peachy Keen's stamp faces for a gift and I love them!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the gem eyes you added to the star.

AShu93 said...

Thanks for another chance to win. I haven't tried these stamps yet, but I've been hearing about them for years.

SaraBug said...

Cute card. Your right I have that same stamp and it embosses beautifully.

Nana's Paper Things said...

I love you card, it is so cute! Thanks Peachy Keen for the chance to win!
LizW in TX

Lara said...

This is great- I really look forward to this week! lclass003atgmaildotcom

Kell Bell said...

Just order my first two sets of Peachy Keen stamps and I love them.
Now if my company would leave so I can start working on using them it would be great

DonnaMundinger said...

Really cute, Diane! Love that you embossed it. Great graduation card.
dlmundinger@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Great card. I love the embossing using the stamps.

Anna said...

Adorable card and wonderful candy. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Glora said...

Diane, your work is always delightful. This turned out absolutely PERFECT. I love that stamp embossed in gold. Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

Lynne said...

what a wonderful way to be introduced to this stamp line.

Dawn, RI said...

Love the card, I think its one of the best "graduation" type stamps. You could make many of these and still have the quality product we all strive to have. Stamped image couldbe used for alot of occasions
Dawn RI

Anonymous said...

Love that set. How cool is that. It would make great princesses.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

Kate W said...

LOVE it!!! I have lots of STARS in my life this is a MUST HAVE!!!!!

You are so creative!!!!

surfnfroggie said...

These are the cutest face stamps I've ever seen! Card is sooo cute!

Carolee said...

What an exciting week to have Diane showcasing her use of your very fun stamps. Looking forward to every day this week.

lmkindell1 said...

Lovely card, thanks for the chance to win.

patricia_hurst said...

Oh my,what an exciting week ahead for us. Great card and love these stamps. Pat

Jeanie said...

Such a cute card. My goal is to learn to use stamps proficiently.

Karen said...

Great card!! Love how you embossed it!!
Have a happy crafting day!!
Karen dkolopez@msn.com

Merilee Lane said...

I love these new stamps! They are so pretty!

Maria said...

great stamp. thanks for sharing
marial302003@yahoo.com

Kim. said...

This is a great card Diane, love the star stamp it is so clear to read as you say and works really well with the congrats cut.
Kim xXx

Constance said...

LOVE this blushing bride (diva) stamp. I have other PK stamps and this would really enhance my set. Thanks for the chance to win.

McVic said...

oh how cute is your card! GOing to check out your blog now!
kacee
mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous job showcasing the You're a Star set! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Angelica said...

LOVE this Diane! And I love the You're a Star mini so it was awesome to see it in your post! Can't wait for the rest of your week! SO excited to have you join us! :)

Pat N. said...

Such an adorable card; and great suggestion. I'll be scraplifting it soon!--Pat N.

SuzieQ said...

Hoping I get lucky this week, would love one of these sets.

suezoos1 at aol dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

Super dupper cute card!!

Janet said...

Love this card The color sheme and the embossing are super as is that stampI need to look for that one too cute. And that face set is awesome.
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Big Blog Hugs

Percilla G said...

Lovely job
Love the embossing
I would so love to win this set
I am looking forward to see what else you create this week with the wonderful material that Peachy Keen has available !
http://scrappin3angel.blogspot.com/
perderg{at}q{dot]com

Nu2scrap said...

I would love to win one of these "Peachy-Keen" faces set. So glad you got to play with these Diane. I love your creativity and your card is adorable. Thanks Diane! -Barb-

Barb said...

Love the embossing on this card and I would love to win some stamps! Barbara S

Debbie said...

love your card and love PKS
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Joan said...

What an adorable card. Hadn't seen this stamp. I love the PK stamps that I have. Apparently, I need MORE.

Mary said...

wow I just love the blushing Bride stamp. TFS, Mary M

Donna Russell said...

I love the card and the stamps as well. I like how you have so many different designs out of just a few stamps. double your money.

Charlene said...

Love Peachy Keen Stamps. Their face sets are the cutest!
SouthernMrs
at verizon dot net

CraftMama said...

I am new this site and am excited to see more of Peachy Keen!

Martha (Sissy) Speed Ramey said...

What an adorable card. I love the little star stamp and the great detail that was achieved when embossing it. Thanks for sharing! :)

Paper Deckerations said...

Gorgeous card! So true the little letters didn't lose any detail when heat embossed! LOVE it!

Jessica
paperdeckerations@gmail.com
www.paperdeckerations.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Great Diane! Looking forward to more about these great stamps. I have been hesitant to purchase, but am now thinking otherwise since I am seeing them in action. Thank You!

Renee said...

Very elegant! I love the heat embossing.

Sandra Joy said...

Loving the cardstock you used and the technique of embossing it really made the stamp POP! Love the PK stamps, they are so adorable. As always, looking forward to your next proect.

Tammy V said...

I absolutely love these!

Anonymous said...

Love your card!!! Thanks for the opprotunity to win. My email address is: mr_conboy04@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Diane goes great work and will enjoy seeing what she creates. I have been considering getting some Peachy Keen stamps but they all seem so adorable not sure where to begin....this would be a great "starter" set! linda.koenig@att.net

Marissa said...

I am a follower of Diane's work, and I am so happy to see her here as a guest designer! Thank you PKS!

rissaflor@yahoo.com

Nancy Curtis said...

This is a really nice card, thanks Diane and Peachy Keen for the chance to win.

My Creative Time said...

It is SOOOOO AWESOME to see you here Miss Diane!!!! Your creations are just AMAZING like ALWAYS my sweet friend!;)
Huge Gypsy hugs,
Emma;)

Sherrie K. said...

Diana-Your card is so cute. I have not heat embossed in such a long time. You did and awesome job, thanks for the inspiration!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
jskoning at msn dot com

Bonita said...

Glad to see Diana's work here. Nice use of a PK stamp. Thanks

Scrappin Dhilly said...

I love how you did the embossing on top of the stamp, it adds such a nice touch to the card. Your card is just amazing!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

scrappyfrannine said...

Love the way Capadia Designs does her cards...love how she used the stamps. Thank you.

Kris said...

Totally fun project!

Kris in Alaska
forgetmenotdesignsak at yahoo dot com

Dianne said...

Love the embossing on that star. what a great idea.

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@Aol.com

Amanda said...

LOVE this!! Your cards are AWESOME! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

lmkindell1 said...

Your card is really the best.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

It's nice to see how well the PK stamps work with embossing powders. TYFS

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

LUV the gold! Great congrats card.
KY Scrapper