If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Card Catchup

This is such an easy card and a great idea for a collage stamp. They are always so beautifully painted on the stamp, but never end up looking good when I color the image myself. I did this one in three steps...stamping it with black ink, first on white cardstock, again on pale green, and a third time on red. Then I cut each section out and layered them, raising the rose on foam tape.

Recipe: stamps- Hero Arts; paper- red, white, pale green, black; ink- black archival; accessories- Cuttlebug embossing folder, foam dimensional tape.

One of my many blessings is a group of three wonderful friends who get together with me once a month at a local church for a day of stamping. At least, that's why we started meeting. We do stamp all day, but it has become so much more than that. The sharing of ideas, supplies, concerns, recipies, news of family, our faith, laughter and occasionally tears...what a treasure. I've learned so much from them.

Someone is always bringing something to share...something from the garden, a delicious goodie, or some kind of paper or ribbon bargain. This past time, Lois gave us each a pack of notecards she found at a local discount store. One is pictured in the photo above. Aren't they pretty?! I love the colors and pattern, and cut them up to make a couple cards.

Recipe: stamps- Say It With Scallops (SU); ink- black archival; paper- wild wasabi, white; accessories- square scallop punch (SU), Cuttlebug embossing folder, Prima flower, button.

I've had this gorgeous paper for a while and hadn't used it because I hated to cover it up. This small stamp seemed to work well with these old fashioned looking embellishments. This card is made with shared gifts, too. Ronda found the beautiful paper lace at a dollar store, and Tosh (a friend from California) sent these awesome pale pink adhesive pearls.

Recipe: stamp- Say It With Scallops (SU), paper- true thyme (SU), vanilla, Anna Griffin dp; ink- basic brown (SU); accessories- adhesive lace paper trim (Miss Elisabeth's), square scallop punch (SU), blush pearls (Kaisercraft), satin ribbon (Offray).

1 comment:

Cindy said...

Beautiful cards. Good for you for being able to play catch-up. I'm hoping to have time to do that soon.