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Painted Harvest

Hi Stamping Friends,

Sometimes a mistake or a head plan doesn’t work out as planned.  The basis for today’s card is exactly that.  I have been trying different techniques over the last few days.  Let’s just say this technique definitely didn’t go the way I had planned.  If you look closely you can see streaking in the background.  Those were made with Stampin’ Blends which I spritzed with rubbing alcohol.  I thought they would run together but no such luck.  I didn’t want to waste the messed up cardstock so I sponged Cajun Craze ink over the entire piece allowing the streaks to be muted but still showing through.  I stamped the image from the Painted Harvest stamp set first with Pumpkin Pie then Cajun Craze inks for the flower and Shaded Spruce for the leaves.  I added a piece of Copper washi tape. I think I saved it.  What do you think?

 

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Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Many Thanks

Hi Friends, So Fall has arrived.  My favorite time of the year.  I think part of it has to do with the color palette being my favorite. That and the smells of crisp leaves and apples.  The sad part is I know what’s coming behind the Autumn glow is the Winter snow.  Not a fan of that! My card today starts with a base of Rich Razzleberry.  It is scored as a regular A2 card.  On both sides of the card front a  cut is made one inch from the edge.  These two one inch strips are glued down to the inside of the card and topped with Country Lane DSP.  I used my Lots of Labels framelit to cut a piece of Whisper White CS.  I stamped the wreath image from the Wishing You Well stamp set with Mango Melody and overstamped with Crushed Curry.  I stamped the bow from the same stamp set with Rich Razzelberry ink.  I fussy cut the bow and added it to the wreath with dimensionals..  It is difficult to photograph a different cut or fold but trust me this is a very easy card but has a great wow factor.          

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I appreciate your time and am happy to help you with placing an order or answering any of your questions.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Unsure Where To Start

Hi Stamping Friends,

One week ago today my husband and I received a tragic phone call.  His brother’s employer called to say he had not been to work for two weeks.  You have to understand his brother who never married and led a very quiet life always went to work.  Long story short my husband found his brother in his apartment deceased.  Mark had diabetes, controlled to some degree but the medical examiner feels his death was related to complications of the disease.  Needless to say the entire last week is a blur.  My husband and I are still working through this horrific event.  I found getting back into my craft room was good therapy so here is one of the cards I created.  I started with a piece of Whisper White CS and an equal sized piece of acetate.  On the acetate I used three different colored markers in a random scribbled pattern.  I spritzed the acetate with water and flipped it onto the white CS.  I let the colors soak into the paper then removed the acetate and used my heat tool to speed up drying.  I stamped the flower and leaf from the Touches of Texture stamp set and the greeting is from the Painted Glass stamp set.  I adhered the image piece to Crushed Curry CS and then to the base card of Mossy Meadow CS.  If I realized anything from last week it is please don’t neglect sending cards.  It doesn’t matter what the event is, just get that card in the mail.  I means SO much.

 

 

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Too Cute Not to Like

Hi Stampers,

Just a little background.  I grew up on a farm and I loved every minute of it.  I spent tons of time in the barn.  I walked in between the cows. I had horses, pigs and even a sheep.  The only thing that scared the dickens out of me were mice.  To this day I am still terrified of them.  Well the card today has the cutest little mice.  These are the only ones I like, cause they’re not moving!  I started with a base card of Sahara Sand.  I used the Sweet Storybook stamp set and the coordinating thinlit dies to stamp and cut out the images.  I colored the images with Stampin’ Blends.  Although it may look time consuming and a little on the fussy side trust me it is not.  Take a look and let me know what you think.

 

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB

Taste of the Holidays

Hi Stamping Friends, There is a new product in the Holiday catalog that you are going to love.  I have used this a long time ago before joining Stampin’ Up!. Even then I didn’t know the many uses for it.  The product is  Shimmer Paint.  Today I used a base card of Cherry Cobbler. I used Versamark ink and the bow image from the Bring On The Presents stamp set. I sprinkled the Versamark with Clear embossing powder and then used the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and sponged over the entire front of the card.  The bow images resisted the paint and I ended up with a really cool background.  I stamped the ornament image from the Great Joy stamp set and used Stampin’ Blends to color the image.  The images in this set are nice and large so they are easy to fussy cut and that’s what I did.  I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals.  The greeting on the banner is from the Bring On The Presents set as well.  This is only the beginning of techniques I’ll show you so stop back to check it out.  I’m not quite into the Holidays yet because I love Fall and will be centered on that for a bit.  I’ll see how I can work those techniques into Fall projects so you won’t have to wait as long.

Thank you so much for spending some time with me today.  It means a great deal to me.

PAWS TO PONDER

Hugs and happy stamping,  MB