With Sympathy

The Dandelion Wishes (SS-0497) stamp set is still one of my favorites.  I like the simple look of this card.

Dandelion Wishes Sympathy1

On a piece of Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023) card stock, the images from the Dandelion Wishes (SS-0497) stamp set were stamped in Dark Roast (IP-0050) and Butter Cream Ink (IP-0031).  The With Sympathy sentiment was stamped in Dark Roast and comes from the Bird Melody (SS-0496) stamp set.

Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) was added before adhering it with Easy Glide (AD-0081) to a Hazelnut (CS-0013) card base.

Dandelion Wishes Sympathy

Here are the measurements:
Hazelnut = 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
Oatmeal Cookie = 4 x 5 1/4 (you will need 2 of these, one for the inside panel)

May all your handmade creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


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Spring Botanicals Card Set

I am loving the Spring Botanicals (SS-0544) stamp set.  I don’t know how to explain it other than to say that the stamped images have so much depth that you would think that it was two step or triple step stamping.  But it is really just one step stamping!

Spring Botanicals Card Pack 1

I decided to make several different cards with different sayings and used the ink colors for the card bases for these cards.  On a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock, I stamped the sentiments in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  The sentiments came from Everyday Script (SS-0543) and Bird Melody (SS-0496).

Spring Botanicals Card Pack 4 copy

Then I stamped various images from the Spring Botanicals (SS-0544) stamp set in the following inks:  Summer Days (IP-0042), Pool Play (IP-0051), Bubble Gum (IP-0058) and Lavender Fusion (IP-0036).

Spring Botanicals Card Pack 3

These panels were then adhered to the card bases using Easy Glide (AD-0081).  I used Summer Days (CS-0033), Pool Play (CS-0092), Bubble Gum (CS-0099) and Lavender Fusion (CS-0017) for the card bases.  Super easy, super quick and really gorgeous.  A set of these would make a wonderful hand-made gift for someone.  Why not make a couple sets so that you have them on hand.

Spring Botanicals Card Pack 2

With Fun Stampers Journey color palette of inks and coordinating cardstock, the color combinations are endless.

Spring Botanicals Card Pack 1

There are several stamp sets just like this one in the Bloom This Way Mini Trends Catalog (CL-0030).  I love this new stamp design.  So much fun!

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


Happy Anniversary (using two Step stamping)

Here is a quick Anniversary card that I put together using the Summer Rose (SS-0345) stamp set.  Such a beautiful stamp set.  This stamp set uses the two step stamping technique.  I love the way this technique looks using the Summer Rose stamp set.

Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary using the Summer Rose Stamp Set

Black Licorice (CS-0003) cardstock was used for the card base and the top panel is Butter Cream (CS-0006).  I cut another piece of Butter Cream for the inside as well.

The rose was stamped using Bubble Gum (IP-0058) and then the detail of the rose was stamped using Candy Apple (IP-0017) ink.  I love how realistic the rose looks using those colors.  The leaves were done the same way but using stamped with Limeade Splash (IP-0019) and Fresh Forest (IP- 0013).  The sentiment was stamped with Black Licorice (IP-) ink.  The sentiment comes from the Bird Melody (SS-0496) stamp set (that also comes in a bundle with matching dies).  I love the font on the sentiments from this set.  So elegant.

I finished off the card by adding some Bubble Gum (IP-0092) and Sparkle (IP-0126) Silk.  Wrapped the card with Candy Apple Twine (AC-0266) and added some Special Celebrations Sequins (AC-0115).

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Two-Stepping!!


Enjoy Retirement

There have been several occasions where I used the Stay Wild stamp.  It is my go to stamp for masculine cards.

Below is a Retirement card I made using the Stay Wild Stamp (AT-0207).

Enjoy Retirement
Background ink was blended with daubers.

I made this a top folding card and used Blue Lagoon cardstock (CS-0004) for the card base.  I cut two strips of Pool Play cardstock (CS-0092) to 1 x 5 1/2.  A piece of Whip Cream cardstock (CS-0040) was cut to 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 for the card front.

I used our daubers(TO-0138) to blend the ink onto the cardstock.  Sweet Pear (IP-0054)  was used for the grass and then Lemon Drop (IP-0043)  was used as the sky.  If you look closely you can see in the upper left corner a darker spot of the Lemon Drop.  I wanted to give the effect of the sun being in the sky.  To get this effect I inked up the dauber in Lemon Drop and then pressed it down on that corner as if I was stamping then blended the color out.

I inked up the Stay Wild stamp set in Hazelnut Blend (IP-0012) and stamped it twice on the cardstock.  The sentiment Enjoy Retirement (I love the font by the way) comes from the Bird Melody (SS-0496)  stamp set and was stamped in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  I finished off the card by using some Silver Silk (IP-0090) but I covered the trees with a piece of scrap paper because I only wanted the silk in the sky portion of the card.

The strips of Pool Play were adhered to the Whip Cream cardstock using Easy Glide (AD-0081) adhesive and then popped up on foam squares (AD-0085) onto the Blue Lagoon Card base.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


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