Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Celebrate!


These two cards both use stamps from the long-retired Stampin' Up! sets called "Celebrations" and "Background Basics." I kind of struggled with the Celebrations set. But, I'm done with it now! :)

I stamped the stars on the background and trimmed it down a little smaller than the card front. I stamped the blue stars and added the candles and sentiment and matted with red. I also added some Stickles to the flames.

For this second card, I used ivory cardstock. I stamped the background with Buckaroo Blue and then added some yellow to the swirls. I stamped the image with Buckaroo Blue also, and colored the stripes and the bow with yellow. I did some scoring on the panel and matted with Buckaroo Blue cardstock. I mounted the image panel on foam squares. I sure am going through those foam squares! LOL.

I like my upcoming cards better than these;)

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Day

I had a chance to create some more cards yesterday. I have completed using six sets so far:) Only about a hundred ninety to go! LOL!

This set uses two stamps from the set called "Celebrations" - the little background stamp and the balloon. (There are a few more and you will be seeing them in the next few days.) I used Buckaroo Blue ink to stamp both the background and the balloon. I cut a piece of Buckaroo Blue cardstock to frame the balloon. I stamped the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink) with Versamark and embossed with white, then I embossed with a Sizzix folder. I mounted that panel on foam squares.

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Flowery Thank You

Here is the last stamp from the Stampin' Up! Bitty Bouquet set. I colored it with Copics and added the sentiment, which is from Papertrey Ink. The frame was a stamp-off from my friend Annie in Canada. It is stamped and embossed in lavender. I mounted it on foam squares. I also added gems to the flower centers.

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

How Are You?

The third stamp from Stampin' Up!'s Bitty Bouquets. I colored the image with Copics, added the sentiment (from Papertrey Ink), matted with black and mounted on foam squares. The background was stamped with a Darice stamp and distress ink, and also matted with black.

Here is a picture of the stamps I plan on using. If When I finish these, I have other wood-mounted stamps to use, and then my clear ones and unmounted rubber.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas Poinsettias


Continuing on my very-recently-begun quest to use all of my Stampin' Up! sets:) I realized that I won't have time to make four or five cards every day (duh! LOL!) so I will post one at a time until I have quite a stack and then I'll start posting multiples.

The poinsettia stamp on today's card is from Bitty Bouquets. I colored the image with Copics. The die cut was one I did last month, and I'm assuming it's from Memory Box, although I'm not sure. I mounted it on foam squares. The sentiment is another long-retired SU! stamp.

Some day soon I'll share a picture of the stamps I have plans to use. Also, so you understand why I'm using so many small images, this is the reason: I have my sets arranged by size and then alphabetically. So, the ones I'll be working on for a while are all the small sets. I think I have about 200 sets altogether, so it will take some time.

And yes, Leslie - you are certainly welcome to play!

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