Sunday, May 19, 2013


Another beautiful day here in Michigan!!  Had a great day yesterday with my stamping buddies making cards at my monthly stamp get-together!!  We did a few oldie techniques they hadn't done in a long time or never, so that is always fun for me.  What I like most about sharing my love of stamping is how everybody puts their own style into their finished cards.  I am always amazed at their talent.

Here are the designs I did for yesterday's class:

This has got to be my all-time favorite for a two-step stamp set:  Stipple Blossoms (two-step) Stamp Set.  I also used the Bring on the Cake Stamp Set for the greeting.  Classic Ink used:  Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Rose Red, and the retiring Regal Rose (so sad, this is one of my very favorites!!).  I used the "masking technique" on this card  -- the ladies loved this stamp set and the technique (they were all amazed at how easy/user-friendly it was for the two-step stamping)
This was a new technique for all of my stampers:  Chalkboard!!  They had seen some of my samples and asked if they could do this at their next class, and it turned out to be another favorite technique for them.  I actually could not make up my mind what design I liked more (see below), so they got to pick which one they wanted to make or if they wanted to make one of each.  All of them ended up liking this one the best, so I'm glad I didn't go with my pick, which is below.  I love doing this technique because I am able to get all my clear stamps on one block which makes it very easy to do the embossing.  Product used:  Henry Says and Bring on the Cake Stamp Sets; White Craft Ink and Embossing Power; Versa-Mark Ink; and Sponge.

This is the card that nobody liked (sad face), but I did (consider the source and you would understand).  I used the new Bombs Away and Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Sets. 

Another card the class wanted to create using the Dress-Up Framelits; Tea Shoppe Stamp Set (sentiment); and retiring Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack; and Pretty In Pink Card Stock (another sad face -- I love getting new colors, but don't want any old ones to retire -- LOL).
And of course a card for the males!!  Stampin' Up product used:  Dapper Dad and Happy Hour Stamp Sets; Chevron Embossing Folder; Ovals Collection Framelits; Bottle Cap; and Crystal Effects.

Until next time,

"God does not demand impossibilities."  --  St. Augustine

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