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Sunday, February 26, 2012


Hello everyone!  This post will show a Thank You card gift set that I needed to make for a good friend, who had made me some delicious pimento cheese and some YUMMO chocolate fudge! Now I was in heaven with this stuff..but starting tomorrow... another diet!
Wish me luck!
I got the idea from a "Simon Says" blog post. The original design called for Tim Holtz distress stains and a Hero Arts stamp. I didn't have either, so I used Tim Holtz distress alcohol inks and stamping pads.
The stamp is from  Stamps of Life called Thanks2You.

I inked the flowwer onto watercolor paper with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I misted them with water and applied the various colors. The embossed flowers resisted the inks!

Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Walnut Distress Inks:

Sunset Orange, Citrus, Sunshine Yellow Distress Alcohol inkers:

Spun Sugar, Picket Fence, Faded Jeans Distress Ink:

Picket Fence, Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain Distress Ink:

 Each one was misted with Mr. Huey-Calico White or Champagne Glimmer Mist-Stampin Up or both.
Each panel was then adhered to white card stock and then onto the kraft card stock. I rounded the corners and added ribbon or twine.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thinking of You

Good Morning! Hope all is well with everyone! I am sharing some cards today that I CASED from a beautiful card that was in the February "CARDS" magazine. I just love this magazine! You must get yourself a copy!
The original card was created by the very talented Lynn Mangan.  I just loved it. And I remembered it when I  sadly had two occasions of needing sympathy cards.  Lynn Mangan used sentiment and medallion stamp sets from Paper Trey Ink. I did not have these stamps so I used stamp sets that I already had. 

 The doily stamps that I used are from the Dainty Doilies-Large (Waltzingmouse) stamp set . On the second card I stamped the doily onto some scripted DP that I had whitewashed with Gesso. Also, on the second card I ran the back panel thru the Big Shot with a Herringbone embossing folder.
Both cards were very simple, but pretty in an understated way which I thought was very appropriate for the occasion.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Dainty Doilies (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Sympathy4You (Stamps of Life)
Ink: Lettuce, Denim, Wild Plum (Adirondack Earthtones-Ranger)
Paper: Rustic Cream Cardstock (Paper Trey Ink); Market Street Lost & Found ( My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Herringbone EF (Sizzi); seam binding (Snug Hug); pearl