Friday, December 30, 2011

So nice to have found time to stamp today!  I saw a card on SCS that I liked but the description stated that the stamp set used was only available in Europe, so I improvised with stamps and embellishments that I had.  Not everything I used was from Stampin' Up! but I did use the same colors, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso, the Four Frames and Language of Friendship stamp sets, Basic Pearls, Antique Brad, and the Decorative Label punch.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

If you visit my blog much, you know that I like simple designs.  This card was CASEd from one posted to SCS by Fionna51.  The base is Night of Navy card stock and the image and sentiment from the Come to Bethlehem stamp set was stamped in Night of Navy Classic ink on Shimmery White card stock.  A rhinestone added to the star completed the card.

Thanks to those of you who have visited my blog even though I have not posted much lately.  My husband had been very ill and in the hospital for several weeks.  He's doing better now and I hope to find time for stamping again soon. 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Lovely as a Tree is one of my favorite stamp sets.  I like creating a different Christmas card each year using the single tree stamp in that set.  The one below was stamped in gold pigment ink and embossed with gold embossing powder on Shimmery White card stock.  Old Olive card stock was embossed in the Finial Press embossing folder and gold shimmer paint was lightly added to the raised images using a small sponge dauber.  The matted tree image was glued to the Old Olive piece which was glued to an Early Espresso card base.