Saturday, October 24, 2020

Purple Musical Birthday


I had time to spend in my stamping room lately, but I wasn't really motivated by anything - not even some new stamps! So, I pulled out my "card parts" book. This pre-cut sentiment was in there, and it was one of the things that I pulled out. I also used a pre-cut piece of patterned paper. I'm pretty sure it was a sample piece that a Stampin' Up! demonstrator had, and I ended up with lots of these pieces in one of three boxes of "junk" that my son brought me many years ago from a co-worker of his. I'm still enjoying that stuff! I matted that piece with black and dug out a piece of matching purple cardstock. i embossed that with a Darice embossing folder.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Birthday with Amelia's Flower


I finally got to spend a little time in my stamping room again. Here is the card that I completed. The image was drawn by our granddaughter, Amelia. I colored it with Copic markers. I matted with purple, added some scored lines and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn (that I just got in the mail today) and mounted it on foam squares. The background is very shiny and purple. It's done with foil, a pre-printed sheet from Gina K and a laminator. You can sort of see the purple in the small photo on the left.

I'm linking this up to Darnell's NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Christmas - By Amelia


Here is another card made by our granddaughter, Amelia. We'll miss her when she goes back home, for sure! We used a Gina K stencil for the background, dabbing a Versamark pad all over the raspberry cardstock and the stencil. Then we used a sparkly embossing powder and heat embossed. The tree and the sentiment are embossed with detail gold powder. The tree is from Inkadinkado and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. The sentiment is mounted on foam squares.

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

In My Thoughts


A fall "Thinking of You" card. I used three fall colors of ink and a new Gina K stencil for the background of this card. I used Gina K leaves and sentiment stamps for the sentiment panel, and popped it up with foam squares.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

By Amelia #2


Here is another card by our granddaughter, Amelia. She said she was inspired by my card from yesterday. 😊 She kind of used it for her layout, but this card was all her. It started out by me showing her that you can use bubble wrap to ink up a background. She choose the color. Then she said that she would like an elephant in a party hat holding a bunch of balloons. I thought that might be difficult! But then I remembered I had a few stamped and die-cut elephants from several years ago that I made when I was visiting stamping friends in Omaha. No party hat, though! I showed her my balloon dies and she chose this one, and she used glitter paper that matched the background quite well. She sketched the elephant so that she could practice coloring it. She also sketched this flower again. By the way, I'm sorry that I didn't make clear the other day that she drew this flower based on a Gina K stamp. But she did it in about five seconds! She used Copic markers to color the elephant. The sentiment is from an older Gina K set. She matted with glitter paper cut with a scalloped Nestability. The elephant, sentiment and two balloons are mounted on foam squares. I believe the elephant is from Wplus9.
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