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Live Inspired….Love You….Thank You….Happy Birthday….

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We were at the cabin a few weekends ago and I was in a more CAS mood.  I usually like to distress and mess up my cards…..I went with a more of a clean look and not allot on the cards.  I was on a roll and made a few of them (and I thought I’d save you some email space and post all four of them in one post…..lol):

 

How ’bout that little pop of orange??  I used one of my swirl stamps which is from a set that I believe was the Martha Stewart swirls set (but I honestly don’t remember for sure) and stamped onto the bottom of my card base with my versamark stamp pad.  (love that stamp pad!!)  I added the word paper strip which is from a Making Memories paper called Brun Antique Dictionary.  I found this 12 x 12 paper in a pack of 25 of the same two-sided sheets and just fell in love with it!!  This is going to be soooo versatile and I know I’ll use it allot (as you’ll see with these cards….lol).  The cute bird pair is from my Inkadinkado stamp set called You are a True Friend and was colored in with my Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  I also added another swirl to the printed DP which was stamped in Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Distress ink.  The ‘Live Inspired’ was taken from a portion of a Close To My Heart stamp from the set with the same name and stamped and edged in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.

This card also uses that very cool Making Memories Brun Antique Dictionary paper.  The flowers were made from two different stamp sets – one using a stem and leaf stamps from a set I’ve had forever and don’t even know who it’s made by. The flower is from a new set I just got from Stampin’ Up! called ‘Faith in Nature’.  I LOVE this set and I know I’ll use it allot.  I sponged the flower portions with some Tim Holtz Dried Marigold and Antique Linen Distress ink and also inked the edges of the printed DP with the Dried Marigold and some Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  The sentiment is taken from a portion of a stamp from my Hot Off The Press stamp set called ‘Matching Borders & Focals’.  It was stamped and edged in the Memento Rich Cocoa ink.   The lace strip was attached under and was colored using my Tim Holtz blending tool and my Antique Linen Distress Ink.

 

This was a quick and fun card to put together.  That pear stamp is a new fave of mine from  my Stampin’ Up! Faith in Nature set.  I stamped it onto a plain piece of cream-colored cardstock and inked it with some Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Dried Marigold Distress Ink and my sponge daubers.  I didn’t like the look of my plain cardstock so I grabbed one of my wooden skewers that I keep in my tool pouch and stamped it into the Memento Rich Cocoa ink and dotted it onto the paper using the flat end and the pointed end for some depth to the paper.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set and inked in the Memento Rich Cocoa.  It was matted a layered a couple of times and I punched a border in some rusty colored cardstock using my Stampin’ Up! Scallop Trim Border punch.  Added some liquid pearls and Taaa Daaa….lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, so that’s it for a while.  I’m going to be heading to a trade show this afternoon with one of my DIL’s and then I’ll be back to play.  Have a most wonderful day!  Chao.

Huggss,

Yvonne  😉

 

 

 

 

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Another frenzie!!!

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Hello Blog friends!  🙂  There’s been another frenzie of cardmaking happening again with our CAS (Clean and simple) challenge for this week.  No layers, no more than two colors of ink, no embellishments of any kind…..how hard could this be??!! 

I started out with a dark brown piece of cardstock from one of my Recolection cardstock packages from Michael’s and then grabbed my Versamark stamp pad.  I love this stamp pad and don’t use it near enough.  It’s not a color…..what it does is change the color of the cardstock you stamp it on to one shade darker.  Clever now aren’t I??  So technically, my images aren’t stamped in a color at all…..it’s like a watermark.  So that left me with my two colors of ink I could use.  This swirly flowery stamp is from Inkadinkado.  I grabbed my Ranger Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Fired Brick.  I used my Stampin’ Up! blender pens and colored in just my flowers and my leaves.  I love the way the Distress Inks leave a very subtle color behind.

Aren’t these little butterflies cute??!!  This single little butterfly is part of a two sheet set of stamps from Close To My Heart called Sentiments.  I love this stamp set as it has soo many little sentiments that can be mixed and matched.  And a whole bunch of little images to use too…..love it!!  I colored them in with my Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  The little dotted trail for the butterflies was done using an embossing pen I have that works like the Versamark stamp pad…..just changes the color of the cardstock….teehee!!!

Here’s the sentiment I used on this card.  I love this one and found it in the $1.50 bin a Michael’s a while back.  It’s a Hampton Art Studio G stamp.  I stamped it in the versamark as well.

So, here’s the whole card.  I really quite like it with the subtle color mixed in with the images.    These cards would be allot cheaper to mail than my layered ones!!!

That’s it for tonight.  I’m off to get some cards bundled up to send to my mom and then hit the hay!!

Yvonne  😉