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Friday, February 24, 2017

Trials Make Us Stronger

I love making cards but am not super creative by nature, so I love to look at Pinterest to get ideas on how to use the stamps I really like and own to come up with ideas.  I came across this Pinterest post at https://stampercamper.com/2017/01/01/special-reason/.  I loved the design & technique she used so I recreated it with a flower stamp of my own.  It is actually a layered stamp set from Altenew called Majestic Blooms but I only used the outline stamp to make my flower.   I'm not sure I actually did the exact same technique, but did what I thought was similar and liked the outcome!  I stamped & heat embossed the flower outline with Versamark & white embossing powder.  Then I turned it over & "colored" it with Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry distress ink & cut it out with the coordinating die.  I used the same die & cut the flower out of white card stock & glued the colored vellum over top of the card stock die.  I then popped the entire flower up on some white card stock with foam tape & stamped the sentiment with Versafine Black Pigment Ink.  OF COURSE...in all my creative frenzy...I cannot find the sentiment stamp set but I believe it is from the Unity Stamp Co.  I added some silver sequins in the flower center & around the sentiment, added the entire panel to some pink card stock I had on hand that matched the pink of the flower, then adhered that to a white card base.  I repeated the whole process to make more of the same card using the colors yellow, orange, purple & pistachio ink for the flower.   I will mail the pink version you see here to my coworker battling cancer.  The others ( with different sentiments) will be donated to a children's hospital!  I'm sorry that the only picture of my card that I captured is blurry!! Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!!

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Just Dropping You A Line

I learned recently that a coworker of mine has cancer & will have to undergo chemotherapy.  I made this card for her just to let her know I was thinking of her and hopefully bringing a little smile to her face.  Both the image & sentiment are from a set from Serendipity Stamps Inc called Three Dresses.  I bought it a while ago....I think from a yard sale or something, and had never used it before.  I think the sentiment is so clever with the image!  I colored the three dresses with some watercolors I bought at Michael's recently, and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die.  The blue mat & patterned paper behind that both came from a DCWV set called Citrus Stack.  I think she'll like it and I really enjoyed making it for her!  Thanks for stopping by to check it out!

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