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Archive for June, 2011

The first card was inspired by a sample in the catalog a few years ago. When I saw the water lily I wanted to make it, but never got around to it. Since it’s retiring, I thought it was time. I used Pick a Petal, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise and Pear Pizzaz card stock. Greenhouse Garden provided the stamp for the center of the pad and the butterfly came from Strength and Hope from the current mini. I stamped the butterfly in black under the cut out butterfly so I could skip cutting out the antennae.

I loved the card by Creative Daze and had to use it for this month’s workshop. The middle card is similar to hers, which features the Flower Fancy stamp set; and the next is a variation, using the retiring set Eastern Blooms. The texture was made using the Perfect Details Texturz Plate. These are often bypassed in favor of the embossing folders, but are quite nice to add just a little background texture without taking away from the focal point. I used a Q-tip to brush a little Soft Suede ink on the raised part of the pattern.

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My latest rag quilt purse, made with the SU exclusive scallop square die. These purses are fun to make and even more fun to carry around. I’m my own designer purse maker!

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My first bear

I finally found an opportunity to make a card with our SU exclusive Build-a-Bear die. It’s really simple, but hopefully a cute card for a very sick little boy. The stamps are from Strength & Hope and Hello Again.

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Owl birthday

My mom’s birthday card. I used our really cute owl punch and a non-SU stamp for the sentiment. This was a quick card – she liked it!

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Sometimes we stampers joke that the more layers on your card, the more we love you. But if you get a card with no layers, you’re still loved. These cards are CAS – clean and simple. Two of them have a little layering, but one has no layers at all – very clean and very simple, but still nice. It can almost be more of a challenge to make a beautiful card with no layers than one with lots of layers, kind of like writing something short and concise, or speaking without rambling.

The first: Fabulous Florets on Whisper White. I used markers on the stamps, then Aqua Painters to color in the petals.

The second: Open Sea. I made the little background part by inking an acrylic block and using it as a stamp.

The third: Thoughts & Prayers. I sponged the background and inked the stamp with markers on Confetti Cream.

I hope you like them!

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