Sunday, August 21, 2016

Happy Anniversary, Kris and Ron!

Oops - I forgot to finish this post and get it uploaded! Should have been posted on August 17. I hope you had a great day, Kris!

I used an old stamp from Stamper Rosa for this card. It is such a beautiful stamp, but I knew I could never do it justice with my coloring, so I just stamped it with Versamark and used detail gold embossing powder for it. I carefully trimmed it down and then used another layer of cardstock under it to give it more substance. I mounted it on foam squares. I matted with two layers of purple cardstock. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set and is also embossed with gold.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Silhouette-Cut Flowers

I've been making progress on my next year's calendars - just one image to finish coloring and I'll be caught up. (Will have finished next year's calendar pages through August. I like to get them done a year in advance so that when December rolls around they are ready to be gifted.) These flowers were leftovers from one of the month's for next year's calendar. They will look quite different on the calendar:) 

I used my Cameo Silhouette to cut them. I first did "practice" ones in white. The ones on the calendar were cut with colored cardstock. I didn't want to throw the white ones away, of course, so I kept them and used Copic markers to color them. I intentionally left the colors a little "mottled." I matted with a matching green cardstock. The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set.

I'll probably be taking a bit of a break. Our daughter and her family will be coming up for a little over a week, so I doubt I will have any stamping time. I'll be back, though! :)

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Six Similar - But Different! - Christmas Cards

More "Group Gathering" cards:) I bought this Memory Box die set in Des Moines. I made nine cards with it and I'm sharing six of them with you today. The other three are identical to others on this page.

The panel on this first card is shimmery silver. The sentiment (from Impression Obsession) is embossed with detail silver.
I love this white-on-white one! The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and is also embossed with silver.
More silver and more My Favorite Things sentiment.
I cut an oval from shimmery turquoise for this one. The sentiment is silver again and is also from My Favorite Things.
More silver:)
I used white embossing powder for this one.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

One Stamp - Three Cards


This pretty stamp was one that Sheri brought to Des Moines and I stamped these three images in varying colors with it.

The sentiment on this one is from Papertrey Ink.
This sentiment is from Papertrey Ink, also. The background was embossed with a Darice folder.
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Monday, August 8, 2016

One Stamp Set - Three Cards



Three more cards as a result of our Group Gathering in Des Moines in June:) Kris brought a few stamps and tools that she no longer wanted and we could have them if we chose. I chose a couple things, and one was this stamp set from Stampin' Up! All of the stamps in this post are from the same set.

For this first one, I stamped the image twice. I colored them both and cut one of them out. I mounted it on Pop Dots and placed it over the other. I added the sentiment and matted the piece with a bit of matching cardstock.
I used the same Copic markers to color this image as the first one, adding two more, I think. For this one, I mounted the entire image panel on Pop Dots. I also added Wink of Stella to the flowers.
One more simple card using another stamp from the set. I added Wink of Stella to the flowers on the cake, too.

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