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May 8, 2007

A few cards to share

Thought I would share a few cards that I am doing for my Stamp Club meeting this week. These are pretty "basic" cards but I like how they turned out & hope you do as well. Vote & let me know which one is your favorite & why.

Card 1:

This card used the soon to be retired, Petal Prints stamp set. The base of the card is Certainly Celery with a layer of Almost Amethyst and then a layer of Whisper White stamped with Certainly Celery leaves. I stamped the flower with Almost Amethyst and Certainly Celery then over stamped with the line image done in Lavender Lace & Sage Shadow. I added 2 Lavender lace eyelets & punched out the saying with the 3/4 & 1/2 circle punches. The flower is highlighted with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter & the panel was raised with mounting tape.

Card 2:

For this card I chose a set from the current Mini catalog called, You Make Me Happy. The card base is Summer Sun and I stamped the Flannel Plaid background using More Mustard ink. Then I added a strip of Really Rust which I distressed with the Cutter Kit. To that layer I added a strip of Old Olive that I DTP with Old Olive ink to help give it that aged look. I stamped the flowers with Pumpkin Pie ink & punched them out using the 1 3/8" Circle punch and edge them with Summer Sun ink. I stamped the small cirle image with More Mustard Ink and added a Copper brad to the center then raised them up with mounting tape. The sentiment was stamped with Garden Green Ink

Card 3:

For this card I again used the set, In Full Bloom along with the saying from Winged Things, another retiring set. - On a side note here, Boy did SU decided to CLEAN HOUSE this year. I lost a TON of my sets and frankly while I'm excited about getting a bunch of new sets in the upcoming catalog I know I'm not going to be able to afford replace all the sets I am losing so I'm a little SAD about it as well. - Okay back to the card details...the base of this card is Pretty In Pink which I stamped the Fine Lace Background with Pixie Pink Ink. I added a Strip of White to the side which I stamped the floral border and colored with markers using Soft Subtles colors. I added a small strip of Bashful Blue and a Smaller Strip of Certainly Celery. The saying was stamped and punch with 1 3/8" Square Punch. I layer it onto a slightly larger square of Lavender Lace card stock & pierced the corners with the Crafter's tool kit. The I colored & cut out the bee image using Barely Banana & Going Gray ink & highlighted the bee with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I raised the bee image up with mounting tape.

So don't forget to vote & let me know which card you like best. - Happy Stamping, Ida


  1. Hi Ida,
    I love Card #3! It just looks so fresh & springlike. Love the colors, the layout, just everything! Beautiful card, well done. Did I mention I like bees? : ) (The other 3 are great too)

  2. Love you cards and your blog!!

  3. I love card number 3, just the type of cards I like to make, it's very refreshing and I love the colors.

  4. Your cards are awesome! I really like your blog, I used the template! I might have to case a card or two but I will be sure to give you credit as I have now bookmarked this! Great job, great cards :) Shameless plug is good LOL!

  5. I love all three! You do beautiful work Ida!! Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. I also love all three. I really like the first one as it reminds me of spring that we are now in. love the bee it adds to the card Good job on the Blog. I have a family one and they are fun. Kim

  7. I love #3!! The colors are bright & cheery and the layout is different yet striking!! I love the vertical flower side & all your watercoloring.

  8. I too like all three but if I had to chose one I'll take #2. I love the colors and layout and there's a chance that set will make the new catty. I am so sad to see Petal Prints bite the dust, one of my all time flower fav's. Thanks for sharing Ida.

  9. I love all 3 cards, but my fav is #1. I love the bee!! The last stamp camp I went to we used this set & I bought it just for the bee!! I love it, love it, love it!!!

  10. I do love all three but my favorite is in full bloom set. and 2nd is then petal prints. I love it can be use it for beaded pens.