As I had mentioned in a past post, I am a card collector and not a card sender. Which is so sad because that is the business I am in, teaching people how to stamp cards to send to friends and family. It is funny though at class how many people are the same as me, they hate to give away the cards they make.
I did sit down and go through some of my forget me not keepers, I will save the cards I really love, and give away the ones that I have had for so long, that don’t have that sentimental value. Anything to procrastinate on doing my taxes right?
Here are a few of my old favorites that we don’t have the stamp sets for anymore (another reason to keep the card right?)
I love the Godspeed stamp set. Unfortunately we can not get it anymore, and even more unfortunate we still really need it. For this card I stamped with stazon jetblack on creamy caramel card stock, then I bleached out the edges, and the soldier and box image.
I just went back in with my aqua painter and ink pads and started to color (or for my Canadian readers – that would be colour) – I can tease because I am Canadian too, I just spell like an American.
You just have to remember to let the bleach dry all the way before you start to color.
Another one of my favorites is the Little Boys set.
This card is also stamped with Stazon on vanilla naturals card stock. Stazon is pretty much all I use to stamp with when I am going to color.
I colored with the ink pads and aqua painter. I stamped the pillow case flag on a separate piece of whisper white paper and cut it out and glue dotted it over top the main image.
Now the pillow case is white and stands out from the card.
I love to do this with other stamp sets too. You can add patterned paper to an image and just glue it over the main part. It is like paper dolls.
The last card for today (cause I have to get cleaned up from class last night and work on my workshop for this weekend) is using an old set called In Full Bloom. This set holds a special place in my heart because it was the first stamp set that I had to use to help Stampin’ Up! with displays for an event years ago. I will always keep it and treasure it.
I stamped on watercolor paper and colored with the stampin’ write markers and pulled the color out with my aqua painter. Quick and simple.
The background is stamped on glossy paper and then you scratch it up with the sanding block, to make it look like linen.
I hope you enjoyed the cards for today.
Thanks for stopping in.
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