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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Whimsical Flower

This is a card I made using the Flowers for You designer paper from Stampin' Up! I thought it would go well with this stamp I purchased over the weekend. The big stamp of the flower with butterflies around it is from the stamp company Great Impressions. The Friend sentiment is from a set of clear stamps by R. S. Tapestry. I had no idea they were making clear stamps! I really like the font.. I ended up drawing the lines on the edges to kind of frame the card a bit with a black marker...kind of ties it together with all of the lines from the butterflies flying around the flower.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Embrace Life

I cased this card a while ago and cannot recall the original designer (if you know, please let me know so I can give her credit), but I just loved it and had to make one myself. I really liked the simple layout and the bleaching on the big flower from Embrace Life. The only thing I changed was that I added embossing on the sentiment. I stamped it with Always Artichoke Craft Ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. It really made it pop a little extra and is super easy to put together. I can see making a nice stack of these in a short amount of time.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lots of Thoughts

This is a card I made for both the Color Challenge and the Sketch Challenge on SCS for this week. The colors which are quite a stretch for me are Orchid Opulence, Pumkin Pie and Certainly Celery. The Pumkin Pie was/is really throwing me for a loop. Not quite sure I like it still and if I made this card again I would replace it with a muted yellow (just my opinion). This card also uses the stamp sets Garden Whimsy (a spring/summer card making favorite) and the current SAB set Lots of Thoughts. I used the stamp Happy Hellos from it and omitted the other little sayings beneath is so that it would fit in the circle punch. The background on the Certainly Celery is the jumbo wheel Whimsy.

Well, now I have two posts in one week! That is a new record for me lately ;o))) Have a great evening!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Friendship Blooms

This is a quick card I made using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Friendship Blooms. I really like the colors Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink together. I chose the colors based on the piece of scrapbook paper I had in my scrap box that I had picked up at Michael's some time ago. It is certainly an easy card to put together and that I really like! The background is using the jumbo wheel Whimsy and rolled in White Craft Ink and heat set just a bit to keep it from smearing. Next time I may emboss it to add just a bit more to it and really make the background pop.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Baby Shower Card

I wanted to share this card today that I received at a recent baby shower for me from a dear friend....(yes that is the explanation for my long absences from posting regularly. Stamping has definitely taken a back seat to many other things). I still stamp, just don't really get around to posting and uploading.

Anyways, back to this AMAZING card! Isn't it just the sweetest thing and I cannot believe the time it took to make this beautiful card. I will definitely be putting it in the new little one's scrapbook! There is so much dimension on it and I hope you can see the three layers in the lions' head and the elephants ear.
My friend said she enjoyed coming up with it and she did a fabulous job! I am just in awe of her creative talent in putting this together. Thanks Susan!