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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sail Away

The hubby of one of my dearest friends has a birthday coming up.  He loves sailing, and what better way to celebrate his birthday than with a sail boat birthday card.

this one I am very pleased with.  I used 2 stamps.  Stampin' Up! Sail Away (which is retired) and an image from the current catalog- Timeless Textures.  The effect it gives is absolutely awesome. 

It worked well as I inked the image, then I stamped off one time onto my grid paper, then stamped on the white card stock.  I did this every time, and it gave a lighter effect, and created depth when I overlapped the stamp.  I masked off the sails, so I could stamp in between them.  Then I added wink of stella on the water only.  It's across all of it, but the flash of my camera caught it as a highlight, which was a nice effect.

I think I'm going to have to make more of these cards.  And try this effect for the sky as well for other images (motorcycle, truck, scenery, etc)

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Happy Stampin'  x

Friday, July 22, 2016

let's have a cuppa

it's funny, I am not an avid tea drinker.  And I detest coffee..but there's something about a nice mug or cup to hold your favourite drink.  Thankfully I have a few friends who do enjoy a nice cuppa, so using this set from Stampin' Up will get lots of use.

this one will make you have inky fingers lol, but hey, it's worth it (and it does wash off).  I love the richness of the colours on this card.  I made this as a thank you for someone.  I think they'll appreciate it as well.

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Happy Stampin'

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A special Birthday

To say I love to make cards would be an understatement.  I love my weekends that I can spend in my Igloo. 

The new igloo is still being worked on.  I will have to post pics later of the new Igloo.  But in the meantime, here is something I worked on for someone special.   Their birthday was earlier this month, and they like penguins- almost as much as I do. 

They also like the colour red, so I had to use as much as possible- and make it festive.  I love this penguin stamp and framelit set.   It is one of my favourites from the SU Holiday catalog last year, that was carried over- I am so glad :)  I know I will get a lot of use out of it.

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Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's in the stars...

A co-worker and friend the other day told me that a mutual friend stated that they never got one of my cards.  Why had she never had me make one for his birthday.  So I knew just the stamps and punch I had to use...

He loves the stars and Astrology, so these were perfect.

I was pleased how it came out, and he was very surprised he finally got one of my cards :)  win-win  lol

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happy stampin'