Thursday, May 28, 2020

Woven Window

Well, I finally made another card from the Online Class. It feels good to do a little creating. I cut the circle in a piece of cardstock and then used thin (1/4 inch strips) of colored cardstock to weave from the back. I mounted the panel on foam squares. I die-cut the sentiment several times and stacked them. I'm not really enamored with the card, but it was fun! I think I would like it better if I had placed the strips a little bit further apart.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Stamped Background

I stamped this background just before I went into "concentrate on Mom and Dad's stuff" mode. I think I actually finished the card shortly after that. But here it is finally on my blog. Hopefully I'll have some more time to create soon.

I happened upon this wood-mounted leaf stamp when I had a bunch of wood-mounted stamps out. (They are all still out, by the way!) It's by Scrappy Cat. I thought it looked kind of pretty. So, I made this background with it. All of the other stamps (flower, flower center, four-dots, and sentiment) are from Papertrey Ink. I used Gina K inks and matted with Gina K cardstock. I used foam squares to mount the panel.

I got all through the boxes of my mom and dad's things. It's at least sorted out. Step one! I will be passing a lot of it on to my brother. I have a BIG box of pictures, though, that I still need to sort out as best as I can and scan them. That is going to take a long time! At least they are all in one place, though.

Our daughter and her family are coming for a visit soon and will be here for a while. I guess my stamping time will be limited then! I'll just create when I can and enjoy the company.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Friends

This die-cut butterfly piece was sitting on my table and I wanted to get it off. I had already added inks to it, and spritzed it with Perfect Pearls mixed with water. It really is quite shimmery. The sentiment is a wood-mounted stamp from Penny Black. I matted it with striped paper and mounted that panel on foam strips.

I've been thinking a lot about the stacks of boxes I have from my mom and dad's house. It's been weighing on my mind that I said that I would take them home and go through them. Now it's been four years since my dad died and I still haven't done it. I'm going to take a break from everything and get to work on them. I'm sure I won't be able to help myself at times and will create some cards. And I still have over half of my on-line card class left! I'll just have to do that later. So, don't worry about me if I go a while without posting or visiting your blogs. I'm fine:)

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sympathy Irises

Here is another stamp I ran across last week. I was looking through all of my non-Stampin' Up! wood mounted stamps and found a few I wanted to make sure to use. And also lots more that I would like to use, too! At any rate, I at least used one. It's by Stampa Rosa. I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol and cut it out. I mounted it on foam squares and added it to a piece of white cardstock matted with black. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Christmas Blessings

While digging through my stamps recently, I came across this stamp. I'm not even sure where i got it, but I'm thinking it's from a friend who isn't stamping anymore. (Is that right, Lucy?) It's from My Sentiments Exactly. For this first card, I stamped it with Versamark Ink and embossed it with silver embossing powder. I matted with shimmery silver paper. The sentiment is also embossed with silver.
For this second card, I stamped with black, colored lightly with Copics, added shimmer to the stars and matted with blue.

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