Debra Tack aka dtstampz sent me this gorgeous RAK. We’ve been card buddies for a couple of years now. She became a demonstrator for SU this past year, as I did, and we are excited to meet each other for the very first time at Convention 2008. Stamping is such a wonderful way to build friendships with people from all over the country. Debra is from the state of Washington . . . a place I would love to visit someday. Her card is stunning, the forward petal is raised up and there is a bit of glitter enhancing the flower. I have been on the fence about this set ever since I saw it. Not because I don’t love it . . . I loved it immediately, but I have quite a few (ok, a lot!) of flower images already. I didn’t think I “needed” another flower stamp set. Well, I got this card yesterday, and I ordered this set called Bloomin’ Beautiful from the Occasions Mini Catalog today!
Then, my upline, Shanna McLaughlin, surprised me with a SU product gift along with this card made with RubOns. I LOVE the colors . . . . Chocolate and Greens – too yummy! Thanks, Shanna!
My daughters are all at rehearsals this afternoon for the ballet production of Cinderella. I always sell cards as part of the Minnesota Alliance for Dance Arts fundraiser and I needed some ballet cards quick. That performances are scheduled for May 31 and June 1. If you live in the Twin Cities area and would like to attend, let me know, I will give you all the details.This card uses some patterned paper that was in my “Stash.” I couldn’t find a manufacterer name on it anywhere. I stamped the ballerina on vellum cardstock with StazOn Black ink. I layered the vellum over a panel of Pink Passion, attached it with Silver Brads and adhered it all to another panel of Basic Black. A very easy card to make and that’s a good thing!Supplies I used to make this card:Stamps: Ballerina from Serendipity Stamps Paper: Basic Black, Pink Passion, Vellum Cardstock, unknown patterned paper Ink: Black StazOn Accessories: Silver Brads Another quick ballet card. This one uses the retired set called Dance Sketches. I was able to create six cards with one sheet of designer paper which I believe is from K & Company. To get the shoes the right shade of pink, I mixed Regal Rose and Blush Blossom re-inker and applied with an Aqua-Painter. It worked wonderfully!Supplies to create this card:Stamps: Retired Dance Sketches Paper: Blue Bayou, Very Vanilla, K & Company patterened paper Ink: Basic Black, Blue Bayou Accessories: DS Blue Bayou Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponge