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How Sweet the Sound

Hi friends! I'm here today with another card using the just released Risen Savior stamp set. I've had visions of shabby chic cards in my head ever since I stocked up on all the new Prima papers earlier this year. And the egg garland  in Risen Savior was just asking for a shabby treatment when I sat down to stamp yesterday.

I stamped the egg garland image in coffee archival ink, then colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. Next I went over the speckles with a glue pen and heat embossed with some midnight bronze embossing powder. I absolutely love this color of embossing powder, and since it's got a bit of mica in it, it leaves a shimmery dusting wherever it's sprinkled, which looks fabulous on these eggs.

The sentiment from the Risen Savior set is embossed on vellum, then cut with a stitched rectangle die. I glued this to a piece of patterned paper, then added some distressing all around the edges.  I fussy cut one of the winged creatures from the background paper, adding a few Copic highlights to tie in the pinks of the card, then finished off with a bit of lace.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have an amazing day.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Risen Savior (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Cherrry Blossom (Prima), vellum, cream
Ink: antique linen, pumice stone distress, coffee archival (Ranger), Versamark, Copic markers
Accessories: stitched rectangle dies, vintage lace, midnight bronze embossing powder (Lindy's), paper distresser

He is Risen

Hi friends! I'm happy to say there's a new Verve stamp set in the store today!  Hooray! The Risen Savior set is officially part of our upcoming April release, but I've added it to the store early since Easter is just around the corner! And since all of our stamps are on sale this month, you can pick it up at 30% off! Double hooray!

My card uses the March Viva la Verve sketch and you can even sneak a peek at a border die set that's coming in the April release. I pulled out some St. Tropez papers by Prima for this shabby chic card and used a piece of ephemera also from the St. Tropez collection. It had a bit of wording in the center, so I covered that with gesso and then stamped the sentiment from Risen Savior in the center.  Lots of distressing, a bit of seam binding and upholstery thread, and a pretty paper flower finish things off.

I've been wanting a new Easter stamp set for some time, but these early Easters keep sneaking up on me. This year, I just decided to move forward even if the manufacturing timelines were cutting things close. Hope you enjoy this inspirational set. I have lots of ideas running through my head... just hope I can make time for them all!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Risen Savior (Verve Stamps)
Paper: St. Tropez (Prima), crumb cake (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: antique linen, vintage photo distresss (Ranger), Coffee Archival (Ranger)
Accessories: Lacey Trim Duo Die Set (releasing April 2018 from A Cut Above by VERVE), St. Tropez ephemera (Prima), gesso, upholstery thread, flower and leaf (Prima), seam binding, paper distresser

Simply Lucky

Hi friends! I've had a busy week and until last night, hadn't stepped into my studio since last Saturday. Some weeks are like that. I love to get inky, but there are times when a book or a chance to play basketball with the boys on a sunny day wins out over stamping.

Anyhow, last night I decided to spend a little time stamping and was totally surprised when I got to my desk and saw that there was a card I had put together but hadn't glued down just sitting there waiting for me!  Always nice to start a stamping session with a little success, right? {grin}

When I created this one I was in a very rare clean and simple mood. The spring cleaning bug has started nipping at me and I wanted to make a card with lots of white and crisp green for the March Diva Inspirations challenge. Growing up my parents always used Ivory soap, but when we went to my grandma's she had Irish Spring soap and I remember how crisp and clean and nice smelling it was. I used to love washing my hands at grandma's! Anyhow, I tried to capture that crisp and clean Irish freshness with this card.

The sentiment from the Irish Coffee digi is printed on vellum.  I also printed the four leaf clover and cup from the digi on white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The cup is cut with the coordinating Happiness in a Cup Die Set.  For the layout I just grabbed a few scraps from the Emerald collection by Authentique and glued them together, then I used my sewing machine to zigzag stitch the vellum sentiment on. A plaid strip to ground things and a few scored lines at the top and bottom of the card base finish things off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day weekend. The boys were pretty excited for the Irish dancers to come perform at their school this morning. And tomorrow we're going to an annual St. Patrick's day brunch with friend and there will be live bagpipe players. Pretty exciting!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Irish Coffee DIGITAL Set (Verve)
Paper: Emerald (Authentique), white, vellum
Ink: laser printer, copic markers
Accessories: Happiness in a Cup Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), sewing machine, scor-pal, Zazz glitter glue (American Crafts)

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