It is sooo much harder to sit at the computer when the school hols are on! I have to make this quick again … as Sandy and I are going to meet his cousins at grandy’s today! Here are a couple more of the mother’s day swaps. Just for inspiration!!!
This one is my favourite … am I allowed to have a favourite without offending anyone??? 😀 😕
This card was created by Jenny. I hope you visit her blog … she has just started blogging and would really love some visitors! She has used Regal Rose & Rose Red as the main colours … but I just LOVE that little touch of Taken with Teal. It is such a gorgeous highlight! I have just bought this yummy background stamp (Sanded) … and don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner! It is just FAB!!! I thought I might CASE this for one of my Convention swaps … but will need to use a different stamp … as I haven’t yet purchased this set! It is called “Best Wishes & More” … and has a fantastic variety of stamps! Hadn’t actually noticed it … until Jenny let me know that was the one she had used! Keep watching for my version sometime soon!!!
This one is Ness’ sample … and as always it is sooo lovely! I don’t have this set … wasn’t too into it … but I just love what Ness has done. It is so soft & feminine! Perfect for Mother’s Day. This set is the new “Upsy Daisy” set and Ness has stamped the image with Versamark … then sponged some Pretty in Pink & Going Grey pastels on top. A little bit of “dry embossing” (the scored frame) is a lovely finish! I hope you can see that in the photo.
And here is Sarah’s card … so simple but whenever I see this set (Heartfelt Thanks) I am reminded how much I love it! Must get it out sometime soon! Sarah is so clever in her use of colours! And … honestly … if you need a quick card … this is a great one to copy!!! Love the little xoxoxo! Am so looking forward to travelling down to convention with Sarah (& Julie & Tracey). We are going to have so much fun!
And … here is my mother’s day swap! I got my “Flower Fusions” tin out … with the gorgeous felt flowers … and that was what inspired my colour choices for this card. I have used the brand new fabulicious “Petal Pizzazz” stamp set … the stamp that fits perfectly into the scallop circle punch! I have also used a masking technique to stamp images overlapping without overlapping the colour. This is so easy to do. Simply stamp your original image on the card (mine is the rose red one) … stamp again on a scrap of paper … and cut around your paper image (I actually punched it with the scallop punch). Then use this “mask” to cover your already stamped image & stamp the next image … lift your mask & replace it on this new image … and stamp the next. Simple! The phrase is from “Occasional Greetings” and the colours I have used are Rose Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie & the main card is Pretty in Pink. I am not sure if the photo is clear enough … but the Rose Red flower is actually stamped on a scrap of card & mounted with dimensionals (with the flower fusion felt flower & gold brad as an accent.)You can also see that eyelet border … yep … I am addicted to my new punch at the moment!
So … I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the mother’s day swaps and I hope you have itchy fingers … just wanting to try some of these ideas for yourself! Go for it!!! And … send me a pic! I hope you all have a lovely day. I’m sure I will!
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Well Andrea… I’m speechless on all the FABALICIOUS cards… YOU ROCK! And the cards you posted from other SUPER STAR stampers… 🙂 I’m signing off now as I think a cold is setting in for me! Not happy about it, but my throat is sore and coughing… time for bed and meds! Chat more soon stamping friend! 🙂
Andrea adds: Yep! A lot of wonderfully talented people around! You poor baby … hope you are feeling better soon! 😦
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