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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Happy Thursday afternoon peeps!

I've not had much crafting time this week, but I did manage to finally get a card made for this week's Paper Players challenge last night after we had dinner. This week, Jaydee has a sketch challenge for us. It's a classic with loads of design options. I, however, went with it just as it's laid out in the graphic.

I pulled out some really old SU DSP to coordinate with this embroidery themed stamp set from Neat and Tangled.

The hoop and stitched images are stamped onto SU Very Vanilla card stock with Memento tuxedo black ink. The cross-stitches are stamped with SU Regal Rose ink. In order to get them lined up around the circle, I used the Misti stamping tool. It came out better than I anticipated, which is always nice, LOL. The flowers, french knots and hoop are all colored with Copics. After coloring I fussy cut the image out so it could be layered onto the card. After putting it all together (before gluing it) I decided it needed something a little more. I remembered I have a ton of these paper SU doilies. However, white was the wrong color so I sponged one around the edges with the SU Regal Rose ink. I cut a circle from So Saffron card stock to layer behind it, then mounted everything on the card. Much more interesting!

The horizontal element is more DSP from the same package and a piece of So Saffron card stock cut with a Die-namics Fishtail Flag die.

Here is the inside. The images are stamped on So Saffron card stock and colored with Copics.

Besides work this week, I've been finishing up prep for a vacation to South America. My sister and I are flying to Quito, Ecuador on May 3 to meet up with my nephew, her son, who has been there since just after the first of the year for a semester abroad for college. He finishes school this week. We will stay in Ecuador for the first week, then the second week fly to Peru where we will stay in Lima, Cusco and visit Machu Picchu. We fly back to the US on 5/18. Needless to say, she and I are excited for a new adventure! But, I have a few more days to get in more stamping challenges, so I'll "see you" on my blog for a few more days.

Have a great rest of your Thursday!
Thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Handstitiched set by Neat and Tangled
Paper: SU Very Vanilla and So Saffron card stock, SU Sweet Stitches DSP
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Regal Rose and Copics
Other: Die-namics Fishtail Flag die, Spellbinders circle die, SU paper doily, Misty, Gemini Jr, dimensionals, Fiskars corner punch

1 comment:

  1. Colleen... absolutely love your sewing hoop. So cute! Great coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!


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