Sweet Succulants

Two Step Stamping is great because the stamps do the work for you regarding coloring. One stamp makes the outline, the second fills in the image. Honestly, though, I don’t always get into this technique. I like coloring and shading! Oh So Succulent offers a lot of stamps, though, and I just had to start using it more.

Our school PTSA is hosting their annual auction and I plan to donate cards to a garden themed basket and I immediately thought of this set. I have to say that this was a really fun card to make! I didn’t quite get one of the stamps lined up accurately but it still looks fine. The bottom half used the Petal Burst embossing folder. The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings. Sticking to the auction theme the colors are the same as our school.

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Beautiful Blooms CAS

Our stamp club has been working hard at our last few classes using lots of layers, dies and details. This month we went back to the KISS rule of thumb and made a few cards with one or no layers. The term for such cards is Clean And Simple (CAS) .

The stamp set I chose for our third card of the night used Beautiful Blooms. I thought I had plenty of floral stamp sets but just had to add this one to my collection. As you can see it is beautiful colored or not.

The first photo shows it stamped in Mint Macaron and the same card but with everything embossed in gold.

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This next card I made to show the gals how fun this stamp can be to color. I used Stickles gel for a little bling. For more wonderful  ideas on using this set chec ou the Jan 3, 2016 post by  www.pattystamps.com who I got the mint card idea from.  She has lovely creations!

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A Beautiful Combo

I was looking for an idea for a card for this week’s stamp night and wanted to use Definately Dahlia and something to coordinate with it.  Finally, near the back of the Stampin’ Up catty I see Perfectly Wrapped. It’s a kit with this stamp set …I love it! We used Very Vanilla cardstock and inks in Watermelon Wonder and Sahara Sand. Very simple card to make; just a little fussy cutting.

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The second card uses one of Stampin’ Up’s note cards. These are a great deal since you get 20 cards and envelopes for $6. We used the plastic baggie watercolor technique. Color the baggie with markers, spritz with a bit of water then lay flat on the card stock and gently press down. We used the shimmery white cardstock since we were using water. Two simple cards but with great results. Both were fun and showed the group something they hadn’t done before.