I'm sorry this is late, but blogger was not allowing any posting last night for some reason. I kept trying up until Midnight and finally gave up and went to bed. Fortunately, it seems to be up and running again this morning, so here goes.
Since this is my first post of the New Year, let me wish you all a very happy and wonderful New Year! I have, as usual, some cards to share, but I also have a new stamper/stamp designer I want to share with all of you. That will be at the end of the post. So on to the cards. . .
My Mom asked me for two cards in the last week. One for a friend who just bought a new home and a sympathy card for a friend of hers. Here is the new home card I created:
Another little "scene" card. This paper always reminded me of wallpaper so I decided to use it as such. I created the wainscoting by cutting a piece of cardstock then using my MS scoring board to score lines every 1/4 inch. I then attached the base board and the finishing board on top and bottom. The floor was created using a wood grain paper on which I drew lines for floor boards. I combined stamp sets for this one. The chair and table are from a Hero Arts set and the frame and vase with flowers are from a PTI set. I stamped the chair onto some paper that reminded me of a leather grain.
The next is the sympathy card:
As you can see it is a gatefold card. I could not photograph it to save me! I stamped the pattern on the two black panels with Versamark then embossed with silver ep. The mat behind the image was done by dragging the Versamark pad all around the edges, sprinkling with silver ep and heat setting it so that it looks like a silver mat. Very easy to do and it comes out looking great. I then dotted the twig image with silver Stickles. Here is a picture of it open:
The inside panels are embossed with the Stampin Up lattice embossing folder.
My last card was saved for last to introduce the new person I referred to at the beginning of the post. Here is the card:
I have finally found a tree/foliage stamp that I LOVE. I found Mark at Deadbeat Designs quite by accident. As a matter of fact, I can't even remember how I found his blog. But I am so glad that I did. Mark created these beautiful stamps that I used for the above card. Here are the stamps that I got in my order this week:
As you can see, my card used 6 of these wonderful stamps. Mark has a great blog (DEADBEAT DESIGNS HERE). He is so talented and creative, and I love his writing style. For those of my readers who live in the Southwest, you are going to love his stamps, especially those of you who live in Texas! Although a lot of his stamps have a Southwestern flair, he has a great variety (as you can see from the ones above). The stamps are beautifully mounted red rubber and stamp like a dream. See the one up there that says "happy whatever"? Love that! And it is a perfect indication of his great sense of humor and writing style. Go take a look at his blog for his latest post, you'll see what I mean. If you would like to see what Mark has to offer, go visit his online store HERE. He also has great customer service too! I ordered from him on Friday, December 31st, and received my package on Monday! (Just a note here, I also placed an order at Gina K. Designs at the same time, and STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED IT AS OF TODAY!) So go check out what Mark has to offer. BTW, see those odd looking little colored things up there in the box? That will be shown and explained as part of my next blog post! Anyway, THANKS MARK! You have a loyal customer here!
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OK, that's it for this post. I think I've caught up on most everyone's blogs. I'll be around again this week to see what's new with you. Thanks for stopping by, I am so honored by you taking the time to leave me comments. You are all so awesome!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."