Archive for July 10th, 2007

Stampin With A Friend…

Today I had a friend come over and we stamped together!  It’s not very often I have a stamp date!  Hee! Hee!  Angela came over and brought her kids too, so our kids could play together!  Our kids are basically the same age and they get along great!  No bickering or whining, that always makes a great day for mom when that happens!!  It was a fun day for all of us!  She had a few projects that she wanted to accomplish and I wasn’t sure what I was going to work on except to finish putting my swap cards together. (One set anyway!)  I noted on here before that I am in a swap back in Iowa.  (That’s where I’m from!)  We are going to spend another week back home and so I thought I would finish my swap cards and take them with me instead of mailing them a couple weeks later.

One of my recent purchases included the SU! Doodle This stamp set.  I kind of liked it in the mini catalog but didn’t purchase it until I found out that it would be included in the new BIG catalog.  I decided that I would go ahead and order it then!  If I had decided to wait and ordered it later, it would have cost me more because of the price increases that SU has put into place.  This card is also a case from VMaduzia and JBalcer.  They both made similar cards.  I think Jenn made hers first, then Vicki cased her card but changed a couple things, then I cased both of their cards, changing a couple of things!!! 🙂   I LOVE the sharing of ideas!!!
Supplies used: 
   Cardstock:  Celery, Cool Caribbean, Black, Shimmery white
   Ink:  Black, Cool Caribbean ink refill with blender pens, Apricot Appeal marker, Cool Caribbean Ink pad, White craft Pad.
   Accessories:  Ribbon, Stickles–turquoise and crystal, sponge daubers, stamp-a-ma-jig!

I think the flower is self explanatory…I stamped the image in black and then colored it in with my blender pens and apricot marker.  I outlined the petals with the Turquoise Stickles and the center with Crystal Stickles.  The outside of that piece was sponged with my sponged daubers and CC ink.

The Celery card base was rolled with my Jumbo Leaves and Swirls wheel and versamark.

The Cool Caribbean strip was inked using my stamp-a-ma-jig and Cool Caribbean and craft white ink.  The technique used there is called Faux Dry Embossing.  With the colors stamped the way they are, it gives the illusion that that image is embossed or raised.
The sentiment is from an old set called Espress Yourself.

Until Next Time…..Happy Creating!!!


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