Archive for February, 2007
Sending out birthday wishes to my friend and fellow stamper, Jan Marie. Although we’ve known each other only two short years, we’ve become good friends and have had some great times stamping.
Jan, enjoy your day – you deserve it!! (I’m doing this post today, but I hope you don’t see this until you actually get your card!!)
I’d like to wish my wonderful husband, Orvil a Happy Birthday!! Honey – I love you so much – you are such a terrific husband and so good to me. Here’s hoping we celebrate many, many more birthdays together.
Now that the Mardi Gras season is over (several weeks of partying here along the Gulf Coast), we can get back to some serious stamping!!
This card was made simply by masking the outer edges of the card with masking tape. Stamp the images (stamping up) and stipple some color and there you go. A set of these can be made quickly for gift giving.
While going through my stamps, I noticed that there seemed to be an abundance of Palm tree stamps. How did this happen?? I decided to take a quick inventory and found I have almost twenty (20!!) – seventeen of palm trees alone, and several scenic stamps that have palms as the predominant image. And I just ordered another very cute palm from Amuse……While doing this inventory I also saw that I have a bunch of shoe stamps and clock/watch stamps. How many do I really need….there are large and small, left and right facing, detailed images and outlined. Yes, I live in Florida and use palms often – especially at Christmas…
Do you have a specific object that you tend to collect? Let me know..
This card may look like a Valentine’s Day card, but it actually is my husbands birthday card – to celebrate his day later this month. I used Basic Grey christmas paper, and punched the hearts out using Sizzix die cuts. The very small heart punch is a $1 Michael’s punch.
My wonderful friend, Jan Caruso, purchased this Paris themed stamp set from Cavallini & Co. Armed with my Basic Grey paper, I put together this quick card. The paper is a terrific background for this set and I was determined to use it instead of just keeping the paper around for that “special” card.
Not too long ago I took a few classes from Zana Clark of Stamp Zia at a local stamp convention. She showed us how to use her colorwash sprays and metallic flow inks. The sprays are pure pigments that she mixes herself and the colors are incredible. As you can see from my card, the sprays provide a brilliant burst of color, however if you do not like the bold colors, you can subdue them by using the obsidian spray, or by watering down the color. It was amazing to see the different results in the class. Some of us ended up with very bright colors, others more subdued, and all were terrific. Check out the Stamp Zia website (link on the left) and see Zana’s wonderful creations.