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Friday, August 18, 2017

it's all monkey business here

I love making cards for my coworkers for their birthdays.  One that's coming up likes monkeys, so this year I used an old set from Stampin' Up! called Sock Monkey. 

there are layers on this from the cupcake being popped up with dimensionals, to the party hat being cut and watercoloured and added to the monkey's head.  I am pleased how it came out.  I love the new in-colour lemon lime twist.  I also used other current in-colours dapper denim and emerald envy.  I am pleased how this card came out- and I can't wait to give it to the birthday girl.  I hope she likes it :)

happy stampin

x

Saturday, April 29, 2017

wedding on the beach




I was asked last minute by one of my co-workers if I could make a card for the wedding she was going to over the weekend.  I say, sure, what style/theme would you like?  Beach?  sure.... no problem.  Already in my head I'm thinking of a few images I have....

So I get home that night, and right after dinner, I get to work....

this is what I came up with:
After finding out what the wedding colour was, I knew I had to use my old retired SU Coastal Cabana ink and paper.  In fact, everything on this card is retired (I guess that's why I never sell my retired stamp sets) lol

after getting my fingers all inky using Tempting Turquoise, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake and inking up the whisper white card stock.  I was quite pleased how the colours blended.  I then took the palm tree from another retired set: Tropical Party.  I used my SU Stamp and write markers in Soft Suede and Old Olive and coloured on the stamped image and lined it up using my stamp-a-majig.  I then stamped the bride and groom on whisper white and archival black. This image was from the SU Best of set: Brides and Babies. I added by using my aqua painter coastal cabana on the tux, bow and flowers.  I then added some blush blossom (another retired stamp n write colour marker)  then I took my wink of stella and coloured in the bride's dress.  I also took my white gel pen and added "waves" to break up the beach and water.  I then stamped the outside sentiment from the stamp set: For the New Two.  I punched a row of the hearts from the heart border punch, and used a heart that covered the black one from the sentiment.

I cut a piece of crumb cake card stock and inked the edges with soft suede and used that as a mat between the card base and image.

I typically do not write or put sentiments inside all of my cards, but sometimes I do.  I did for this one:

For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set For the New Two, then inked up the flowers in coastal cabana, stamped off one time then stamped over the sentiment to add a little something extra to it.

so after getting a "shove" from another member on one of the facebook boards I share my work on, she suggested I submit it to
  'Stamp Ink Paper'
SIP#96
 
CAS Wedding!
(CAS means Clean And Simple!)






thanks for looking.
happy stampin'  :)