Sunday, June 24, 2018

Leafy Sympathy

I was in Des Moines last week with six other members of my stamping group. We always have such a wonderful time! Also, there are so many wonderful "goodies" that everyone brings to share. This die is one of the dies that I used. You will be seeing more! I used the die on some very old Stampin' Up! paper and matted with matching cardstock. The sentiment for both cards is from Kaisercraft and is mounted on foam squares.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Color Swap - Bright Green and Navy

Here is the card I made for our group's Color Swap. The colors this month are navy and bright green. I decided to add a bit more blue than just the navy. The flower and leaves stamps and dies are all from Gina K Designs. I ordered the Stamp TV kit for fun:) The sentiment is from Rubbernecker and was given to me (and others in our group) by our dear former member of the group who passed away over four years ago. I used clear embossing powder on it for more emphasis, although it's not really visible in the photo. The two smaller flowers are mounted on foam squares.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Friends #1



My first card with the Stampin' Up! set called "Friends." Even though I made this one first, I decided to show it last:) I had considered using this image for my next year's April calendar page. However, after coloring it - and using twenty Copic markers! - I decided I didn't want to do that much coloring on fourteen more calendar pages. And, after reading one of the sentiments that came with the set, I decided to use it for my swap card at our Group Gathering, which is taking place now. So appropriate - friends.


It's done very simply. I stamped the image with Memento black ink and colored with Copics - as I mentioned above. I matted with matching cardstock and mounted the image on Dimensionals. I cut the sentiment with a stitched square die and matted with the same color cardstock.

This set also has another sentiment which says, "After the rain ... rainbows!" It also has a stamp with a bunny and a basket of tulips. 

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Feathered Hope #1

I still had two Stampin' Up! sets sitting on my table, waiting to be used. The stamp on this card is from one called "Feathered Hope." This is the only stamp that I used from the set, though. It's not a Christmas set, but I liked this image for a Christmas card. I stamped with Versamark and embossed with detail gold embossing powder. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I matted with shimmery gold paper.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Nature's Sketchbook #1 and #2

Another Stampin' Up! set done. I also used this set for my June calendar page this year. I chose not to use the rest of the stamps.

For the first card, I colored with Copics and added Wink of Stella. I cut the image panel with a stitched square die and mounted on Dimensionals. The purple background was embossed with a Darice folder.
This simple leaf stamp with lady bug is also in the set. I colored with Copics and used Wink of Stella. The sentiment is from Papertrey. I matted with black.

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