August 8, 2011


Good Monday morning all!! Well, I guess it there such a thing as a "Good Monday morning"?? LOL - well, I hope your week is going well so far anyway *wink* I had a pretty quiet weekend, nothing earth shaking going on.  Kayla and I repainted her bathroom (with help from her very tall brother, lol) and I stamped a lot to get ready for some classes I have coming up! Like tonight - my Advent in August Christmas Card Stamp a Stack :-)  I also did some stamping for some swaps I am in, and I wanted to share one of my swap cards today.  This one is made using the Forever Young stamp set, which I love because it screams vintage to me, and I seem to be drawn to that style more and more!  I just love the silhouette images in this set, they make me think of fun summers, being a child, and not having a care in the world - too bad we don't find that out until we are adults, right??!  So, the base of this card is Cherry Cobbler, which I then layered with some uber pretty paper from the Timeless Portrait Designer Series collection.  I don't know if you can tell in the picture but I actually embossed the DSP with the Finial Press embossing folder and my Big Shot - looks awesome! (If you click on the photo it should let you get a closer look).  I then stamped my image in Versamark on Newsprint Designer Series paper, covered it in black embossing powder, and heat set it using my heat gun.  I tore the edges of my DSP, then sponged them using Cherry Cobbler ink - yummy!! The ribbon along the bottom is actually another pattern from the Timeless Portrait paper collection that I punched out using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, and then I ran it through my Crimper, which gave it those cool folds! The sentiment piece is done also using the Forever Young stamp set, and I added some Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, one of our new silver mini brads, and a pearl.  I really like the way it turned out, and I hope my swap group does too - hey, I might not know any of them, but my name IS on it, lol!!!  If YOU like what you see here, and want to order any of the products I used, you can place an order in my online store or contact me and I will be happy to place your order for you! OR, you can earn these products FREE by hosting a workshop with ME :-)  I would love to come and stamp with you and your friends!!  Now, I am off to Physical Therapy and then back home to prep for my card class later on tonight - whoohoooo, stamping with my friends, what could be better??!!! I hope you all have a fabulous day - I will be back tomorrow with another swap card I did, but until then, take some time to STAMP SOMETHING!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Baha Breeze card stock, Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
Inks - Versamark, Cherry Cobbler classic ink
Stamps - Forever Young
Tools - Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Black embossing powder, heat gun, Dotted Scallop ribbon border punch, Curly Label punch, large oval punch, Crimper
Accessories - Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, silver mini brads

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