Today was "Stamp Therapy Day!" I got up and cleaned my house so I could play. (Yep, I even bribe myself to do chores. ) My friends Jesse and Laura came over to stamp with me. It was wonderful! I think these girls bring creative vibes with them. I made some cards I really liked! I am sharing two tonight. The one on the left is the one I like the best. I used the Doodle This set from the Spring mini and the Happy Everything set for the words. I combined cardstock colors that I don't normally combine. The base of this card is Vintage Violet from the SU In Colors this year. (Purple!!) the front layer is actually blue! It is bordering blue. I stamped the doodle swirls and sponged the edges with the Violet and it really pulled it all together. The flowers are also stamped with the Violet and colored in with the SU pastels. I added a bit of stickles to the outer dots on the flowers to give them a bit 'o bling. I layere the flowers on more violet, popped them up with dimensionals, stuck the for you (also in violet) under the edge and finished the card off with the medium twill tape.
I don't know if you are like this, but the most attractive stamps to me are usually the ones I don't personally own. There aren't many, but...for some reason that is the way it is! Laura brought this Give Thanks set over today and I just had to use it! She is such a good sport...I even used some of the stamps first! The card is fairly simple. I used the M3 to color in the flower and then sponged around it to soften it up. I wanted to put the little saying on there but didn't want to have it stand out too much so I stamped it with Stazon onto vellum cardstock and folded it around the flower.
I did several more cards...even one for my Dad's birthday, but I will share them later. I don't want to ruin the suprise for my dad!;o)
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