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Hi Stampers. I have a beautiful card to share with you today using theSIMPLY SOFT stamp set from Stampin Up. The creator of the card is Miss Kitty Anderson, a customer who has become a dear friend. I helped her recently with a little S.U. issue she was having and she was so kind to send me this beautiful piece of art she created with a little thank you inside. I asked her if I could share it with you because I knew you would love to see it too.
isn't it just fabulous? Of course she used my favorite colors and Designer paper, , SPICE CAKE from the Stampin Up Holiday Mini catalog (page 17 if your looking), tee hee.....
Thank you again Kitty for the beautiful card, and I'm happy to help anytime. Kitty doesn't have a blog, but she shares her beautiful work on Splitcoast stampers under the name "OregoStamper"
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Have a wonderful weekend, and hope you get some ink on your pretty little fingers!... I know I'm going to!
Really, for sure this time, - again my apologies, and thanks for understanding.
Ok, so, did you figure it was going to match the card from last week? Of course you did. And, I used Lovely as a Tree and Welcome Christmas stamp sets again too.
And what did we make for you this week you ask?
Bag Toppers. Now you can make any bag into a great gift container
I just loved making these and I sure hope you do too. I'm working on one right now for a wine bag, I'll show it to you when I'm done.
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Hi Stampers - another quick post for me, Big time busy around here, have my Big Shot club tomorrow and we are making some very cute things (that I need to finish cutting out)....and my little creative brain went into over load yesterday and came up with a couple more cute ideas, can't wait to share them with you!...
But, for today, I have another card to share with you using the ALWAYS THANKFUL stamp set from Stampin Up.
I colored the container with my markers, starting with More Mustard, added some real red and then a little chocolate chip and blended it.
I used Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade for the grass, and added a little chocolate chip, again blending with my Blender pen. Then I sponged Daffodile Delight behind the image, and Island Indigo around the outside edges (be careful about how dark you get this, you don't want it to look like a storm is brewing, haha - my first one did)...
When I color like this, I like to keep the rest of my card "quiet". So the background is embossed, the piece measures 4 x 5-1/4 added a little designer paper at the bottom, piece measures 2 x 3-7/8 and a piece of ruffle ribbon.
The art piece is watercolor paper measuring 2-1/2 x 3-3/4, mat is Lucky Limeade, 2-3/4 x 4
I embossed the image with Black Embossing powder.
There you go, my share for today - gotta run, seriously!....
thanks so much for stopping in to visit me - I sure appreciate that!
This post is really late, so I'm going to have to hurry, the change over on my blog is nearing, and there has been LOTS of background stuff going on! (crazy week around here).
Anyway, I wanted to share with you a few more of my Always Thankful - Thank you cards.
This one is done in Vanilla and I Gold embossed the leaves. The large one above the frame, is cut out and laid on top with dimensionals.
I had a little fun with the wheelbarrel stamp, I can't really say it's my favorite, because I enjoyed coloring all three of the images included in the Always Thankful Stamp Set
here is a close up of the coloring for you. I used my STAMP IN WRITE MARKERS - and yes, I am working on a video for you. My hubby does my videos for me, and he has the crud!....we all hope he feels better real soon, LOL!
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seriously, it was!
See what I mean? Normally when I make my customer thank you cards, I design one and make a pile. Well, I have a PILE of unmounted stamps - that I earned for free, (pretty cool, I know),,,I have a rule. Free or otherwise, they need to be mounted and inked before the catalog retires!.....so, I mounted a couple this weekend and used them, I was having so much fun, I got a little carried away designing cards too, which I think is kind of fun, because my customers are not going to know which one they are getting, until they open the envelope......anyway, I thought I would spend this week and share these cards with you,
Today's Share is the red bird card top right.
The stamp YOUNG VERMILLION is from Stampin Up's A la Carte department (One stamp only sets), and can be found on page 20 of the Big Idea Book and Catalog. I didn't know what a Vermillion's colors where, so I did a Google search to find the little guy - He's bright red and black...how fun....for some reason I was stuck on blue and brown! haha....
So, I used the Florish stamp from Elements of Style to create this card and I wanted to share with you a fast way to emboss it in Gold.
I cut my piece of watercolor paper the same size as the wood handle on the stamp, then I embossed the image with Black Embossing powder, placed a little Dotto on the back (repositionable tape), and stuck the little guy to my 5 inch square Cherry Cobbler card base.
I stamped the flourish with VersaMark Ink, covered it in Gold embossing powder, shook off the excess, and heat set it with my heat tool.
Then I took the bird off and mounted him on a layer of Cherry Cobbler 1/8 inch bigger, and Basic Black, 1/4 inch bigger than that, and then, reattached him to the card front, this time with Snail. I just love this card, I saved one and I'm going to put it in a frame......and isn't it cool how the flourish lines up!....LOVE IT!.
Hope you enjoyed my share today, I'm back to work!
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