April 6, 2007

MY DAY

Today was my day (ok, middle of the night!!) to stamp something I like! How I made this card: I took a Fabriano Medioevalis 3-3/8" x 5-1/4" reply card (from Cindy at Starlitstudio), slapped Palette Noir ink (from Ellen Hutson) on Impression Obsession Floral Damask clear stamps, and stamped, holding my breath that I wouldn't ruin another one of these precious cards. Naturally, I made a mistake on one of the images (can you see which one??) but fixed it with an SU Black marker, because TODAY WAS MY DAY TO STAMP SOMETHING I LIKE. I colored in these gorgeous images with Stampin Up Only Orange and Ballet Blue markers. It was looking mighty fine, but needed a little something -- I wrapped some Stampin Up Bluebird ribbon around the card, stamped another piece, colored it in and put it under the ribbon, popped up on SU dimensionals -- wasn't that a brilliant idea???? Took the picture and realized the ribbon was crooked. Then, the genius that is me remembered my Amuse Twinkle sticky shiny things, again from Miss Ellen, and added some mini blue dots on some of the images for that added bling. Sometimes I amaze myself (not)!! *************** To answer a question -- I got the Damask Floral Impression Obsession set at a local AC Moore and used one of that store's 40% off coupon (yes!!).

13 comments:

  1. I love blue and orange together. I don't know how you do it Joan (being a lawyer, being a slave to your blog, making cards, taking care of your mom, etc.), but I admire and appreciate all that you do.

    Linda (LSN on SCS)

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  2. Which AC Moore? I was at the Bailey's Crossroads one today and did not see that gorgeous set. I've got a 50% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket.

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  3. Oooh, fabulous coloring Joan, I really like it, it has a 60s vibe going on.

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  4. wow! those are awesome colors. I am in love with my fabrianos too! and, I make mistakes with mine too... but, I keep stamping on! LOL... it's not supposed to be perfect, right?!? :S
    ~Kendra

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  5. Joan, I can't see any mistakes in this card. What I can see is color and images that I absolutely love! The whimsey of those leaves is just what I need sometimes to perk me up. I'll bet you felt good when you finished this! Great colors, too!

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  6. What a wonderfully unique card. I truly love it! Great job on pulling it all together, Joan. I am happy for you that you are setting aside a day to stamp what you want....

    Happy Easter!

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  7. This is beautiful, Joan! I love the bright colors, and all your special touches.

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  8. This card really popped out at me. Love these colors together Joan. Never would have thought to use them together this way.

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  9. I have this set and love it too! Your card looks so fresh and retro at the same time! Love it!

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  10. This is so beautiful! You really do some wonderful no layer cards! Love the twinkles!
    ~Ang

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