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

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Faraway Hugs

 Happy Sunday morning Stamping peeps,

It's been awhile since I've posted on my blog because it's been awhile since I've had time to sit down to stamp. That whole work thing again! Can't wait until I'm retired and can "work" full time in my craft room.

I actually worked for about 4 hours yesterday to get some reports completed for one of my labs. But, I did make time in the afternoon to stamp. I love this week's Freshly Made Sketch by Amy. I think it has so many possibilities. Since I recently received some new stamps from PinkFresh Studio, I decided to use one of the flower stamps. It was a little too long for the card in a portrait format, so I rotated the sketch to landscape.

The plaid is made with a PinkFresh Studio stencil. The card base is stenciled using Spun Sugar Distress ink and the top layer is stenciled with the newest Distress color called Kitch Flamingo. The inks are applied with blending brushes. For the top stenciled layer, I taped the card stock down onto my glass mat at an angle, then put the stencil down and blended the ink. I cut this layer and the mat using Gina K Designs Master Layout 2 dies. I used black as the mat because my idea was to stamp the flower image with black ink and to not color it. It's cut out using the corresponding die. I've used SU vellum for the cross element so that the plaid shows through. The sentiments, outside and inside, are from SSS.

On the inside, I made another stenciled plaid panel with Spun Sugar. I stamped the flower image using GKD Soft Stone ink so that it would be in the corner of the panel, then stamped the greeting in black. I used the same GKD dies to cut out the panel and the mat.

We are joining our friends for brunch later this morning. We rarely go out still, but this restaurant has a very large outdoor area with tables spaced nicely apart. Looking forward to it. It's a beautiful day here in Northern San Diego, so we'll take advantage.

Have a great Sunday, and thanks for looking in,



Infinite Blooms stamp and die and Simple Plaid stencil from PinkFresh Studio, Gina K designs white and black card stock, Master Layout 2 & 4 dies, Black Onyx and Soft Stone inks, Tim Holts Distress inks in Spun Sugar and Kitch Flamingo, SU Vellum, VersaMark ink, SSS white EP, blending brushes, Misti, heat tool, Gemini Jr, Pretty Pink Posh pink gems, GKD connect glue


  1. I love this pretty bouquet! And the fun pink background is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. Gorgeous card and such a wonderful stenciled background! And I agree about wanting to retire.... work gets in the way of life :) Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


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