Getting Physical

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This is a note card and envelope set I made for my dear friend Gina for her birthday. I die cut the folder at a local scrapbook store and knew it would be the perfect project for my "die hard gym/exercising" friend, Gina for her birthday. Of course the Hanna Stamps Getting Physical stamp set was the perfect selection for the images too!

I stamped the main image and the water bottle with Marvy Black #1 and colored both with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol. Then, I paper pieced the articles of clothing onto my very dedicated workout Hanna (wonder if she knows Gina! LOL).

I die cut the main image with my Spellbinders Nestabilites die and backed it up with a larger layer from the same die cut set. I made the flower with an assortment of Stampin Up! punches and threaded the black ribbon through the pre-cut slits to hold it all closed.

This is the folder from a top view. I thought it might be helpful to show what it looks like from the top.

This is the portfolio opened! The right hand side contains several personalized/monogrammed post cards made with the JustRite Stampers monogram set. I made matching envelopes for each postcard~they are on the left hand side of the folder. Happy Birthday, dear Gina!!!

Echoes of Summer Rose in Pink

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This is a design I did for Clear Artistic Stamps. I am a "By Invitation Only" Guest Designer for the month of May, so please stop by and take a look at some of the wonderful stamps and a few of my designs while you're there.

This card features the rose image from the Echoes of Summer set. When I saw the image, I knew I had the perfect technique for it. I used the Marker Watercolor technique which I learned at Technique Junkies.

I stamped the image with VersaMark ink and embossed it with PSX gold embossing powder. Then, I used Tombow markers and an aqua pen from Stampin Up! to do the technique on 140# cold pressed watercolor paper. Easy peasy!

The base cardstock is Bazzill; the layer behind the main image is a Spellbinders Nestabilities die. LOVE IT!! The ribbon is from Michael's; the pin and jewels is something I made myself from a corsage pin I purchased at WalMart. The beads are from my stash. Corner piercing was done with a straight pin and an Ornare corner piercing template.

Thanks for looking. Stop by again soon!!


Bingo Blast

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This card uses the "Bingo Blast" technique from the Technique Junkies group. Fun!!
Stamps used are from one of my favorite artists, Michael Strong of Strong Stamps. I love the versatility of his images; they make the most beautiful projects.

The large circle image was stamped with white pigment ink and embossed with white detail embossing powder. I punched the circle image with a Marvy scalloped punch and then layered it onto a white shape which was die cut from a Nestabilities die. I think they worked well together. I used my new scallop punch corner from Marvy for the corners on the Bingo Blast layer.

I wrapped red metallic cord around the scallops, taped it from the back, and stamped another Michael Strong circle image and used foam tape to give it some dimension on top of the main circular image.

The corner circle is the same small stamp with a ribbon and cord embellishment.

I hope you've enjoyed the card and thanks for stopping by!!