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Season Like Christmas

Hi Stampers,

I had a nice peaceful weekend until last evening.  I have a coffee bean plant that needed transplanting.  After Dave and I had transplanted the tree into the larger pot I was vacuuming the little bit of soil that missed the newspapers we were working on.  I had an instant, sharp pain on the top of my right foot.  So today is a cane day.  Things could be much worse and I am not a quitter so onward we go.

I have a class planned in a few weeks but have started working on the samples.  I don’t like to show the cards before the class because I know some of my ladies peek at my blog and I like to surprise them at class.  I really love how this card turned out so I decided I would share it before the class.   Here it is.

 

The base card is Old Olive CS.  I used the shaving cream technique for the Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler background.  The greeting is from the Season Like Christmas stamp set on a label created with the Everyday Label punch.  I used the shaving cream technique on the label as well.  The tree from the Season Like Christmas was stamped with Old Olive and Always Artichoke inks.  I stamped a snowflake with Versamark ink and Clear embossed it.  I will change this to using the White embossing powder for the class because even though it is visible it doesn’t “pop” the way I wanted it to.   I hope you enjoy today’s share.  Have a wonderful Monday.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Painted Harvest Eclipse

Hi Stampers,

I wanted to share one more Autumn card with you before I switch to Holiday mode.  It is unfortunate that the eclipse technique does not photograph as well as I would like.  I’m sure it is me, not the camera.  I really am excited by this technique though so here we go.

I started with a base card of Crushed Curry CS followed by a piece of DSP from the Painted Autumn series.  The paper reminds me of the Autumn corn used in decorations.  On a separate piece of Whisper White CS I created a background with an aqua painter and So Saffron ink.  With Chocolate Chip ink I added the sprigs from the Count My Blessings stamp set.  I used Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze ink on the flowers from the Painted Harvest stamp set.  The greeting is from the Basket of Wishes stamp set.  After the images were stamped I used the Leaflets framelit to cut the Maple Leaf from that piece.  I also cut the leaf from fun foam.  I attached the piece I had cut from the images to the fun foam and adhered it back in place. I love, love, love this technique.  I’m sure it will be showing up more in my holiday cards.  Thanks for taking time to stop by and check out today’s share.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB