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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saffron Medallion

According to Stampin’ Up! this medallion background stamp is the most popular stamp in the new catalog based on the number of stamps ordered. I shouldn’t wonder, this is a BEAUTIFUL and totally elegant stamp!

I inked up the stamp with Basic Gray and stamped partially off the So Saffron card front. A strip of So Saffron was cut and the Whimsy wheel was run over it using More Mustard Ink. I tried the So Saffron ink and the design was barely visible. This strip was matted on to a strip of Basic Gray card stock. A length of Basic Gray taffeta ribbon was knotted and attached to the matted strip, which was attached to the left side of the card with adhesive. The sentiment was stamped with Basic Gray ink.

Stamp Set: Medallion Background, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: So Saffron, Basic Gray
Ink: More Mustard, Basic Gray
Other: Whimsy Wheel, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bella Butterflies and Birds

This is another card that I made with the SC241 sketch challenge, as an idea for my upcoming card club meeting. When I'm trying out something new I always use discontinued designer series paper, just in case it doesn't work out. If it works, I have a card that I can use, if it doesn't, I haven't wasted my new current paper.

The directions for creating this card are the same as the previous one, it's just the supplies that are a bit different.

Stamp Set: Great Friend
Paper: So Saffron, Bordering Blue CS, Bella Birds DSP
Ink: Brocade Blue
Other: Paper Snips, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bella Butterflies

This is one of several cards that I made as ideas for the rubber stamping club that I'm working on setting up where I live. I figured that it wouldn't be too hard to show ladies how to ink up a stamp and with this layout, they can practice three times!

Stamp Set: Great Friend
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Not Quiet Navy CS, Bella Bleu DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Other: Paper snips, dimensionals

Working the elements top to bottom, I started out with a piece of Bella Bleu Designer Series paper matted on to Not Quite Navy. The next layered element was using challenge SC241, cutting the pattered paper into two non-equal pieces and matting again on to Not Quite Navy. This was attached to a Naturals Ivory card base. The butterflies were stamped in Not Quite Navy ink, cut out and attached with dimensionals. And that was it!

Monday, August 17, 2009

WOW, have I been gone that long???

Hello friends and fellow stampers! I can't BELIEVE that I've been away from this blog for so long. We're past the middle of AUGUST already for crying out loud!!

I've been working hard over the past few days making card samples for a stamping club that I'm starting up in September. Gee, less than a month away. ACK!!!

Anyway, I need to write up the directions and supply list, upload the photos and then post them here. I should have at least one ready to post later today.

Stay tuned.


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