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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Filling up my Stash

Today I spent most of the day getting ready for the fall where I sell my cards at bible study.
You can guess that the most purchased cards are 
 sympathy
  praying for you
 thinking of you
then all the others..birthday, get well, anniversary, baby cards etc.
I selected one design and decided to make four or 5 of each kind...I had to mass produce in order to get the numbers I am needing and not spend so much time on each individual card.
Here are the cards I have so far:
I made four of these cards using PTI Forget me Not stamp set
 and a sentiment from Verve: Beautiful Things
I must admit to getting a little bored making the same card, so I changed up the 5th card with some extra stamping behind the die cut flower and turning the card with the fold at the top.
This is one of a kind, inspired by one of the MIM's where you stamp the image in a lighter color for the background.  The flower is from PTI: Stemmed Sentiments
Another  PTI: Stemmed Sentiments flower colored with copics, dry embossed with the Shape Shifter Circle I
Next I pulled out an Altenew stamp called:  Best Mom, I made four of them and had to color each one differently.  I used a technique I learned from the Altenew class by Kelly Lavetola (ONe Layer Wonders) when stamping a sentiment over a colored portion of the image.


I changed up the sentiments to a PTI set called Happy Hydrangea
Same Altenew stamp set, but white embossed on water color paper and colored with Zigs.  The sentiment is an SSS die cut.
Next I used a WPlus 9 stamp called Sympathy Lillies
I stamped it on PTI weathervane paper and white embossed it, then colored it with prismacolor pencils.  I have two cards with this same stamp, but I watercolored them.  I haven't put a sentiment on them yet, so I will post those tomorrow.  I think it is now time to get into comfy clothes and put my feet up for the night!
Thanks for taking the time to look at all these cards I made...I feel good about my progress, but it only takes one person to buy 10 at a time and I can be wiped out pretty quickly!
I still need more praying for you cards too!

Heart Hugs, friends!



3 comments:

  1. WOW...you were definitely on a roll here Colleen!! Each one is simple but yet SOOOO pretty and just perfect for those who need to let someone know that they're thinking of them and praying for them! I'm thinking these won't last long in your stash, so probably better make a few more! :0)

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  2. Colleen, these are beautiful and you will have no trouble selling these. You are right about one person buying so many. It's better to have enough when you start. I love how they are so different just using colors and designs.

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  3. They are all so beautiful Colleen. I bet they are snapped up quickly. Next year you're going to have to start earlier! Gorgeous designs, gorgeous colouring / watercolouring!! xx

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