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Friday, September 7, 2012

Artistic Etchings for the Creative Crew!

Well, actually, it's NOT exactly FOR the Creative Crew (though it is part of my creating for the crew), it's for my downline Teresa who celebrated her wedding anniversary last month! If you're looking for a demonstrator in the Edmonton area, she's your girl!

Have a look at the card, and I'll talk you through it:

I started off with Summer Starfruit...and darn if that colour isn't growing on me - LOL! I guess if you use it enough, you kind of get used to it! Heather Summers will be proud - HA! :)

The Designer Series Paper layer is from Comfort Cafe and is one of my FAVOURITE paper packs from this years Catalogue. On the next layer (Very Vanilla), I decided to do some collage stamping. That's where you put a WHOLE bunch of stamps (in this case six, from Artistic Etchings) on one big block (clear stamps are AWESOME for this technique!) and ink it up. Then, just stamp all at once. For this card, I wanted a bit more fill, so I took a few of the individual stamps and stamped those images again. So, even if you're a die hard "woody" (wood mount stamp enthusiast), you should own at least ONE clear mount set so you can do this fun technique.

As I was stamping the collage, my eye kept focusing on the "amour" word and I thought this would make a GREAT anniversary card! I decided to send it off to Teresa and her hubby Todd. I KNOW it got there late, but I also know it was very much appreciated.

Here's a close up of the little "love" tag from the Tiny Tags set.

Isn't that little tag just DARLING?? I love that Tiny Tags set and the matching punch. Just too adorable!

You'll notice I went a little nuts with the Colour Spritzer. Ever since I've been following my dear friend Ann Schach, that tool is never far from my creating space!

What do you think?

STAMPS: Artistic Etchings, Tiny Tags
INK: Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze
PAPERS: Very Vanilla and Summer Starfruit Cardstock; Comfort Cafe DSP
ACCESSORIES: Punch, Clear Block, Colour Spritzer, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!


  1. Great collage stamping and I love the pop of Cajun Craze!

  2. Yeah, I really can't get behind the colour but pretty card! :)


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