Guest Stamper … Jenny’s Christmas Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you had a nice weekend … it looks as if we are in for a fabulous week here in Wisconsin.  Warm days and cool nights and today being the first day of Autumn – I love it!

Today I am going to share a card from my sideline / stampin’ sister Jenny F… we did her card as a Make & Take at our meeting. Jenny used a masking technique and sponging, as I did yesterday but it’s a totally different look, another beautiful Christmas card.

We began by stamping our greeting … you can choose any greeting that you have at home or one of the new ones in our Holiday catalog.


The second step was a torn piece of paper, a sponge and the gray ink to create the layers of snow.  Just lightly pull the ink into the paper to add a bit on ink and a softness to the line.

Next, was the Serene Silhouette stamp set and we used markers to color it so our birds could be red.

The moon was created next with a mask made from the 1-1/4″ circle punch and two-way glue pen.  The two-way glue pen when applied and then let dry, will work like a post it … sticky but removable.  Once the circle is placed on the card, you simply sponge around it to create clouds, then lift it off and you’ll have the Moon!

Lastly we added glitter … always a holiday favorite on your cards.

Thank you for stopping by today, hope it’s a good one.



Window to the World …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

How are you this fine Friday?  It’s warming up a bit and the sun is shining today, and you are ready this blog … so it’s a good day!  I’m glad you are here.

Today I want to share a card that I had made in one of my technique classes last year.  I don’t usually post items that were done in my clubs or classes … but, I’m having technical difficulties with my camera.  And – this is a really cool card!

There are actually 2 techniques used on this card, reverse spotlighting and stamping on window sheets ….


Don’t you just love it!  We began by creating a “mask” with the 2-1/2″ circle punch.  Once we had our mask, I chose to use the colors of a sunrise, something soft yet would pull your eye directly into the card.  Before pulling off the mask, we stamped the birds with “Basic Grey”.  I wanted you to see the image, but not over power the sunrise.

Next, we positioned the “Window Sheet” over the card and stamped the tree image onto it using Black StazOn.  It really pops … doesn’t it!  Using the window sheet gives the card a totally unique dimension.

The card is finished off with the beautiful “Daffodil Delight” Seam binding.  I love how easy the seam binding is to use, and the yellow completes the card.

Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Serene Silhouettes – WOOD



 Serene Silhouettes – CLEAR



 Window Sheets



 2-1/2” Circle Punch



 StazOn Ink Pad



 Daffodil Delight Seam Binding

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.

Thanks so much for stopping by …

Have an awesome day.

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Dare to Dream card …

Happy Friday Stampers!

Whew … we made it.  Just kidding, I saw a poster that said that, but I must admit, I am happy the weekend is almost here.

Yesterday I told you that I would be sharing a card with you, that I created from a picture that inspired me.  I saw the picture on Pinterest and though it would make a beautiful card.


It’s hard to believe but I began with Whisper White cardstock!   Although the cardstock I used for matting  is Calypso Coral… my camera made it look a bit pink.  The background for the card was created entirely by sponging.

Here is my inspiration …


If you click on the picture… you can see it in all it’s grandeur, and if you look closely, you can see the elephants.  I hope you find it as inspiring as I did.  I often look at nature for inspiration in designing and in the color pallets I choose.

For my card, I started with the foreground or “land” part of the card.  I sponged Basic Gray ink, layering it to create highlights and low-lights.  Then I moved into the sunset … beginning with Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and then Marina Mist.    I added the clouds next, using the Whisper White Craft Ink.


The trees (from Serene Silhouettes) were stamped with the Black StazOn, as was the “Dare to Dream” from the Loving Thoughts stamp set.  If you click on the stamp set name, it will take you to the page so you can view the entire stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and feel inspired to go outside and take a walk, or stamp a card for a friend… better yet, with a friend!

Have a great weekend,

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