Thursday, June 12, 2008

GASP! It's not Stampin' Up!

Well, the second card isn't Stampin' Up! But the first one is!

The other night after I finished Emma's teacher's gift, we both sat down to make her Thank You cards.

Before I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I purchased a lot of stamps from other companies (in addition to my 300+ stamp sets from SU!) and this little girl stamp was one of them. It's an image from Hero Arts called "Just Emma". Now, you KNOW I had to buy it! Ya gotta love a stamp that is named after your beautiful daughter! :)

Anyway, I always let my Emma do her thing with stamping and she chose this image and designed the card herself. I love the thought bubble idea. The greeting she used was from Smarty Pants out of the current Idea Book and Catalog. She used Pink Passion (her favorite) for the card base and stamped the images onto Whisper White. She colored her namesake with Close to Cocoa, Lovely Lilac and Tempting Turquoise markers. She was especially proud of the designer tennies! What do you think? Will her teacher love it?

The other card is again from my leftover stamp camp supplies stash. I used Groovy Guava for the card base and stamped one of the medium flowers from Fabulous Flowers on the River Rock layer in River Rock ink. The Ruby Red cardstock strip is stamped with one of the small flowers from Fabulous Flowers in Ruby Red ink and layered with Groovy Guava Double Stitched ribbon. I stamped 3 more Ruby Red flowers onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut them out, leaving two of them joined together. I added Copper Brads (retired) to the flower centers to finish them.

They are mounted with dimensionals onto a piece of Very Vanilla that I stamped in collage fashion with Cameo Coral, Groovy Guava and Ruby Red with flowers from that same stamp set. That is then layered onto some textured Groovy Guava cardstock and mounted to the card front. The greeting is from Much Appreciated and is stamped in Ruby Red ink. I did add some pierced corners to the River Rock layer with my Mat Pack and Piercing tool from the Crafter's Tool Kit.

Have a fun evening everyone! If you haven't registered for Stamp Camp this month, you need to do so, my classes are filling up!

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