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Saturday, 4 September 2010

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This morning we are having a blog hop to showcase some of the retiring colours and stamp sets from this year idea book and catalogue for Stampin' Up! So if you are returning from Sarah's  blog welcome back! or if you are starting here welcome and I hope you like what you see! These products are only available until the end of the month and already there are some colours of card stock that have sold out (close to cocoa and sage shadow) So this morning I am using too stamp sets Live your Dream and Bird on a Branch. I have chosen to use the colours ruby red, mellow moss, close to cocoa (so upset this is sold out) and taken with teal.
The first card that I have made is using the retiring set Live your Dream and the colours taken with teal and mellow moss. I have stamped the image using the pens to colours the stamp and then spritzed the stamp with water to soften the colour. I have then mounted this on taken with teal card I inked the edges of this, after inking the edges of the panel with mellow moss. I stamped the sentiment in taken with teal and have inked the edges and then this is mounted on mellow moss and then taken with teal. I have made the card blank from mellow moss and inked the edges with taken with teal. I have used the eyelet border to edge the card which I think adds a great effect to the edge of the card.

The second card that I have made is using the same colours and bird on a branch I have stamped the tree in close to cocoa as well as the bird and then coloured the flowers in handsome hunter and also taken with teal to add some depth to the card. I have inked the edges to this in teal and then mounted this on close to cocoa I have then added a piece of teal card at an angle where I have stamped the sentiment into the bottom right corner and then used the wheel to add detail at the top of the card. I have then inked the edges. I added this to a panel of close to cocoa and then to the card blank of taken with teal. Inking the edges of each layer as I went.

The third card that I made I have again used Live your Dream and I have used pens for this also. I coloured the stamp and then spritzed it with water. I then stamped along a panel of whisper white card three times so that each time the stamp met the paper the stamped image was less defined. Once I had done this I let the panel dry. I then inked the edges of the panel in ruby red. This is mounted in mellow moss and then again in ruby red. I have stamped the sentiment in close to cocoa and inked the edges and then mounted this in ruby red and mellow moss. The card blank is close to cocoa and I have inked the edges of this and I have added two buttons to the card blank for detail.


The fourth card that I have made I again used the pens to coloured the image and then spritzed it with water, I then added definition to the leaves with the thin end of the stampin up marker. I stamped the butterfly in between the flowers and have not spritzed this before I stamped to get a clearer definition. I have inked the edge of the panel and then mounted this on ruby red card and then again on mellow mess and inked the edges. I stamped the sentiment in close to cocoa and inked the edges and then mounted on mellow moss and ruby red. The card is close to cocoa and I have inked the edges and there is button detail in the top right hand corner. I overlapped the image panel and the sentiment panel to add some definition to the card and put the image at an angle.
I hope you like the cards that I am sharing with you today and if you want to order something then BE QUICK! items from the retired list are already selling out and once they are gone - that is it! Now you will be off on your journey around the hop there are some great stops along the way and everyone has shown some great projects this morning! So next you go to the lovely Kirsteen who has even had her post schedule whilst she is sleeping for us this morning!
Thanks for looking and I hope you like my cards - Debbi  x x x
Have a lovely Sunday!

7 comments:

  1. These are fabulous Debbi, thank you for organising another fantastic blog hop. So many fantastic ideas, and so many different styles of crafting. I love it!

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  2. Lovely cards Debbi - I esp like the Bird on a Branch, I'll miss this.. and the Teal colour.
    Thanks for organising the Hop!

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  3. These are lovely cards- my fave is the bird on a branch one with taken with teal - never even got the chance to order that set ( sob!). Thanks for organising this !

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  4. Thanks for organising the hop Debbi. I love all the cards but the Bird on a Branch especially. Funnily enough I've got something cooking in the same colour combo - great minds eh?

    Sara xx

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  5. Lovely cards Debbi. Thank you for organising the blog hop !!

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