Sunday, April 3, 2011

April with Spring Showers

Hi Everyone:  I hope you are having a fantastic Sunday.  I am, even got some things done that I have been putting off.  Yesterday, I had all three of my grandchildren for the afternoon...they had fun and so did I.  There was a high level of energy and of course the usual "he said, she said" thing.  All in all it was a grand day (no pun intended).

If you look on either of the side bars, you will notice that Stampin' Up! is having 2 promotions.  The first one is the Spring is Blooming promotion and you will be able to purchase the stamp and the designer papers once you have a minimum of $25 (not including tax and shipping).  You could also earn these for "FREE" if you have a $460 workshop.  Click on either of the two pictures (or both...just not at the same time..) to get all the details of the promotions.  The second promotion is a GRAB BAG...loaded with goodies.  The prices for these Grab Bags are $6.00, $12.00, and $18.00.  Get one, or two, or 3 before they are gone, gone gone!

The card today is a spring card and the idea came from Carey Payette on the Stampin Connection website.

Hope you enjoy
Stamps: Just Believe (c – 120453 $31.95, w – 116948 - $41.95 IB&C p 109)
Paper:  Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Paisley Petal DSP (NEW)
Ink: Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Marker (Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Crumb Cake) , Stamp-a-ma-jig

The technique used is called the Drop Shadow.  The image is stamped in 2 different ink colours.  Stamp one image, clean the stamp and load up with the next ink.  Place the stamp just a tad over and down.  Vola!

For the sentiment, the stamp was coloured using markers and stamped.  The saying was stamped using Crumb Cake ink and the Stamp-a-ma-jig.

So until next time....



  1. Beautiful card! I love this technique!

  2. This is a beautiful card for Spring Karen. I love this image which I have also. Your card has inspired me to get it out and play with it. Thanks for the great shadow technique too!

  3. Lovely card and I also love the image. So pretty stamped twice like that. Just great.

  4. I love this technique and your card is just gorgeous!

  5. What a lovely Spring card Karen. I just might borrow that 2 step stamping idea because it looks great.

  6. Beautiful card, lovely for spring. Love the shadow stamping.

  7. This is so lovely, love the shadow stamping.

  8. Karen love your drop shadow card. It looks so beautiful especially with grassy or leafy stamps. This is perfection. Your colors go so nice with the new DSP (which I'm struggling with a few ...orangeish ones). I also love how the tag blends right "into" the main stamp. Beautiful. Hugs.

  9. Gorgeous spring card Karen! Aren't grandchildren wonderful, they are so full of energy, Mine just amaze me!

  10. Karen...beautiful! Love the shadow of the flowers. I have this wset and need to get it out and try this. Your card is just so lovely!! Love the color combo you used!!


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