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Friday, June 21, 2019

Crafters are the nicest people...

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to share a few hours of crafty playtime with Lynette of My Stamping Addiction. She was so kind to invite me over to her house (I live in Minneapolis and she lives in an outer suburb) to get to know each other and share some of our favorite techniques.

While there, Lynette graciously offered to give me some Christmas images she had stamped and not used. I was excited to receive them as they would help put a dent in my Christmas card production.

Since visiting with Lynette, I have colored all seven of the images and made them into cards.

I handled the first four in a very traditional way, coloring them with my ProMarkers, adding a green panel (1/8" on two of them, 1/16" on the other two) and tied with a red ribbon. My red card bases were some pre-cut ones that I bought at Michael's during the after-Christmas sales last year.

I added a gray shadow around my image but it's rather hard to see in this photo.

The inside was constructed the same way as the front of the card, only with a stamped sentiment (Penny Black).

With the last three cards I decided to do something a little different. I made a copy of the stamped image and sentiment. I fussy cut them out, then laid the copy on top of the stamped image while I spattered the panel with gold metallic paint. Then I used gold metallic cardstock as my shadow panel and a gold ribbon.

I didn't have enough gold CS to do a panel on the inside of these cards, so I accented with a narrow strip of it.

Thank you again, Lynette, for hosting me and sharing your fabulous supplies and tools. I'm so glad I finally got to meet you in person!

And thanks to all of you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you've got some fun plans for the weekend. And remember to laugh-- a little or a lot--every day.



designbydonna said...

What a great friend to give you Christmas images. These are great use of those panels. I especially like the gold speckle one. So you are ahead 7 cards for Christmas. Way to go.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Cheryl, those cards are just BEAUTIFUL! The coloring is really awesome!

Glittered Paws said...

You are way ahead of me on my Christmas cards - what a beautiful image - and the coloring is done so pretty. I am a fan of the splattering so I love the gold splattered ones. Your bows are very pretty.
Off to the "annual" stamping convention in Illinois tomorrow - there will be about 40 vendors there and there are a group of us that goes every year. I have been "stashing" some extra $$$ to spend tomorrow IF I find anything that I like (wink wink).

Darnell said...

You are a factory of talent, Cheryl! All of these are impeccably made and your attention to detail is amazing! You were so brilliant to make a copy of the image to use as a mask for your last three. They are my faves! I love that you and Lynette had a play date and I hope you get to do it again soon!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynette said...

I'm happy that you were able to make use of them, Cheryl - and they turned out so beautifully!! If you want more, I do have the stamps:) We sure did have fun that day, but it went way too quickly.

Lynne in NI said...

These are lovely Cheryl, that's such a pretty image and you've coloured them beautifully.

Patti J said...

These are beautiful! Lynette is such a generous, sweet person! I'm sorry we don't all live closer - would be great fun to craft together!