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

Monday, April 26, 2021

Just For You

 Hi all,

Happy Monday. It was rainy and windy in my neck of the woods this morning, but now the sun is shinning, although it is still windy. Luckily, I worked at home today and didn't have to drive anywhere.

Before I get to my cards, I have been doing more craft room organizing. I have many, actually very many, SU DVD boxes that the stamp sets now come in that are empty. If anyone is interested in them, they are free. Just email me at cbegley@cox.net. We can work out the postage.

I have a couple of cards that I made using Claire's sketch for the new Paper Players Challenge.  I love the layers and elements of the layout and I put it to use for two cards. 

On this first card, I ink blended two white card stock panels with GKD Sandy Beach, Sea Glass and Peach Bellini inks and blending brushes. On one panel I stamped the silhouette image from an older SU set called Just Believe using Black Onyx ink, then cut it out using a stitched oval die. Using the other inked panel as a background I layered it and the oval with black card stock onto a Sea Glass card base. For the horizontal element, I used some SU black beaded cording, and finally added some black enamel dots for embellishments.

For the inside of this card, I used another of the silhouette stamps from the Just Believe set along with a greeting from the SU Happy Thoughts set.

The second card uses the "Kraft Magic" technique. The flower images are stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white EP, then colored with pencils. The background wood paneling is made by scoring the kraft card stock with a Scar-buddy then dragging an ink pad over the panel. I used both white craft ink and dark gray ink. The horizontal piece is made the same way, but I used a kraft ink pad to rub over the paper. The flower and leaf images are cut out with the corresponding set dies and glued with foam squares to the oval. I found some matching kraft enamel dots, (that look blue in the photo), in my stash for embellishments.

This card is going to a good friend and, one of my co-workers who had ankle surgery on Friday, so the inside is Get Well themed.

All supplies on this second card are from GKD.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week. Thanks for checking in,



Just Believe and Happy Thoughts stamp sets by Stampin' Up, Gina K Designs Layering Weight white, black and Sea Glass card stock, Sandy Beach, Peach Bellini, Sea Glass and Black Onyx ink, blending brushes, GKD Master Layouts 2 dies, GKD Stitched and Double stitched oval dies, SU black cord, enamel dots, Misti, Gemini Jr, foam squares

Elegant Asters, Easter Blessings and Take Care stamp sets by Gina K Designs, Kraft and Layering white card stock, Kraft ink, Hero white craft ink, GKD Stormy Skies ink, VersaMark ink, GKD white detail embossing powder, heat tool, GKD Master Layouts 2 and Stitched oval dies, Scor-buddy, Faber-Castell colored pencils, Misti, Gemini Jr, foam squares, kraft enamel dots


  1. Two very pretty cards. Love the colors, design and stamps you used on both of them

  2. Both of these cards a lovely. I particularly like the ink blended card. Spot on perfect. Cheers, MK

  3. Colleen, these are both so beautiful! You made my sketch shine! The first card just makes me long for the beach. The gorgeous blended panels are spectacular and I love the way you showcased the oval with the black silhouette of flowers. The black cord and the enamel dots are perfect. The other card is just lovely, too! It will make your friend feel very special! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  4. I love both of your cards this week but my favourite is definitely the first one! That blended panel is so beautiful and the use of black to outline the elements and for the focal image just pops. Stunning! Thanks for playing with us over at The Paper Players this week - always a joy to see you in the gallery!

  5. Wow both cards are just beautiful! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

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