Surprise! This card is something different than a birthday card! Sometimes you do need other card besides birthday cards.
In case you haven’t noticed I have been doing something different with my blog for about a month now. Instead of linking the names of the products within my narrative, I have been including links with pictures at the bottom of my posts. Have you noticed? I thought it might be better for you to see the entire stamp set or other products that I use in my cards instead of just the names. Then you like a product and want to order it, all you have to is click on the link and it will go directly to my store. It makes everything so much easier! So tell me, do you like the new way or did you even notice? Ok, don’t really tell me you didn’t notice. Just tell me if you like it!
I have been experimenting with my camera again. I just haven’t been very happy with how my pictures are showing up online. Honestly, I have no idea what I am doing, but I have been playing with the settings and they seem to be getting better. I probably should take a photography course!
In any case, this color combination is one of my favorite. It looks very summery yet so soft. The colors I used are So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana. I used two different stamp sets with this card. One is Another Thank You and the other is Four You. The pennant in the background is a new Big Shot Bigz Die called Party Pennants Bigz L.
I used an old/new technique while making this card. It is called Emboss Resist and has been around for a long time (hence the old) but I have never done it before (which is the new part). I used a Photopolymer Stamp Set called Another Thank You. I stamped it in Versamark and then used Clear Embossing Powder over the top. Then I put a couple of drops of ink using the ink refills (Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay) on a plastic container and used my Aqua Painter to paint over the embossed sentiment. The ink will not stick to the embossed part so the words show through. I made the frame using our Oval Collection Framelits and just tied a bow of Linen Thread on the side.
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Here is a Fall thank you card that I made using the stamp set called Wonderfall and one of the new Photopolymer Stamp Sets called Another Thank You. The best thing I like about the Photopolymer sets is that you can see exactly where you are stamping and you don’t need to use your Stamp-a-ma-jig to line things up (although I do love my Stamp-a-ma-jig because it is so easy). After you ink the stamp, you can place it exactly where you want to. I was able to stamp the heart in the middle of the “o” precisely where I wanted it. I love that about them!
This is another Gently Falling card. It is my compromise card. The weather here has been so lovely – sunny and in the high 60’s – that I just can not get myself into the Fall or Winter mode. I know it is coming but I am having my own little rebellion. To compromise, I used a leaf set but did not use the typical fall colors. This card was made with Always Artichoke, Island Indigo and Crumb Cake. The “thanks so much” is from one of Stampin Up’s Photopolymer Stamp Sets called Another Thank You. The outline is from Morning Post Numbers that is in the Holiday Catalog and can be cut out using the Deco Label Framelits.
This card uses the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Another Thank You. I think this is my favorite of all the Photopolymer Sets because the stamps are bigger. This particular stamp is really big! First I stamped it in Versamark and then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. Then I just took a Sponge Dauber and rubbed it on an ink pad and then on the card. The ink goes on the card stock but not on the embossed words. This is a technique called Embossing Resist (I don’t name these techniques. I just do them!). It was really quite easy and only took a few minutes.
This is one of the cards we made at our September Club Meeting. I wanted to show the ladies a few new items such as Photopolymer Stamps and how to emboss using Framelits. Somehow I managed to get both into one card without it looking too crazy.
The Photopolymer Stamp Set is called Another Thank You. It has a ton of different sized and different fonts of the words thank you as well as a few smaller shapes such as the heart that is in the middle of the “O”. This is my favorite of ll the Photopolymer Stamp Sets because the stamps are larger and there is such a great assortment.
To emboss using a Framelits (we used the Deco Labels Framelits) all you need to do is turn the Framelit over so that the sharp side is against the plate and not the paper. I added a shim and ran it through my Big Shop.
The Designer Series Paper I used is called Quatrefancy.
Stampin Up has launched another new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Another Thank You. This is one of my favorite Photopolymer Sets because it has larger stamps. The set includes 10 different stamps all for just $13.95. If you like clear stamps, then these are top of the line. They stick super well to the block and because they are clear, you can see exactly where you are stamping. There is no need for a Stamp-a-ma-jig with this set. The one thing you need to remember when using Photopolymer Stamps is that you need something soft under the paper. I use my Stampin Pierce Mat for this purpose. It works great.