Friday, March 23, 2012

Celebrate Spring

Good Morning and Happy Friday!
Glad you could join me today. Spring is in full effect here in Michigan. Temperatures have been in the high 70's for the last few days and has been certainly well enjoyed. To celebrate the onset of spring, today's card creation is a bright and cheerful card showcasing the beautiful Greenhouse Garden two step stamp set.
Don’t you just love two-step stamping! I know I do. Stampin’ Up makes several adorable stamp sets that allow you to create the two step stamping technique. To make today’s card, I took one of the solid image flowers inked it up with my Pool Party ink pad, then lightly inked only the edges of the stamp with my Elegant Eggplant stampin write marker.  After stamping the solid flower image onto my whisper white cardstock, I then took the coordinating outline stamp from the set, inked that image with my elegant eggplant ink pad and stamped right over the solid flower, creating an intricate yet detailed floral image.
To get the perfect placement of the outlined image over the solid image, I used my trusty stampin’ ma-jig to assist me with this task. The stamapin ma-jig is a must have tool for any avid stamper.  To ensure that your stamped image is exactly where you want it be every time, the stampin ma-jig is a must have tool for you. 

The sentiment is also stamped in elegant eggplant and comes from the sincere salutations stamp set. 
I hope you've enjoyed today's card creation. Tune in next week for some more stamping inspiration. 

Hope you enjoy your weekend. 
Until next time, happy stamping!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Stampin Up! Field Flowers

Hey Stampers! 

Today I decided to explore my creativity with the beautiful two-step stamp set Field Flowers. If you are not familiar with Stampin' Up!'s two step stamping technique, this is where you first take the solid image of the stamp set, which in this case is the petals of the flower and stamp that image first. Then next you  take the outline image of the petals, and stamp that right on top of the solid image. And there you have a detailed hand stamped flower, using the fun and easy technique of two-step stamping. 

The color combination used in today's card is Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip. All of these colors coordinate very well together to create a very shabby chic design. 

Pink is one of my favorite colors and often times it is my go to cardstock whenever I stamp.  I love the combination of Pink and Brown so much that I typically have to stop myself from creating so many cards with these two colors. But as you can see, today I just couldn't help myself. LOL! 

 Join me tomorrow as I showcase another Stampin' Up! creation. 
Until next time, Happy Stamping! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Medallion Love

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday! 

It's time for another day of inspiration from the Crafting Elegance stamping studio. Today's card uses both the Medallion and the Sincere Salutations stamp that can be found in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  These two stamp sets are quite popular and when paired together can create a stunning yet clean and simple design. Although Pink and Brown is my favorite color combination, I also heart the classic color scheme of black and white. 

Because I am in the need of making a bunch of all occasion cards for a few customers, I  thought this design would be simple and elegant enough to mass produce. Hope you agree. 

Thanks for stopping by today. 

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I'm Back!!

Hey there stampers! 

I know I have not posted to this blog in quite some time, since October 2011 to be exact, and I sincerely apologize to all my followers for my absence. So much has been going on with me that I just did not have time to manage the blog as well as keep up with the constant changes that were occurring in my life. But the waters of life have calmed and I am back in full swing, ready to post more beautiful projects for your viewing enjoyment.  I have missed all of you dearly along with the wonderful comments you leave at the end of each post.  

With getting back into the swing of stamping, I decided to pull out my Just Believe stamp set and create a clean and simple card today.  Also I decided to try a color combination that I would have never guessed would be so elegant. Today's card uses Sahara Sand and Bravo Burgundy cardstock and ink, and boy do these two colors look stunning together. Next time your stamping try this color combination is is even more beautiful in real life 

See you again tomorrow for another clean and simple card design. 

Until next time, Happy Stamping! 

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