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Monday, September 3, 2018

Making up for lost time

I saw some cards on Instagram by Sweet Kobylkin and fell in love with her designs. She has one of her cards on her blog, if you click on her name it will take you to it.  My good friend Loll had explained to me a while back about a new to me product: Stampendous Frantage chunky metallic seasonings embossing enamel and guess what?  Ksenija from Sweet Kobylkin used that on her card!
I tried it and was a little too heavy handed with the chunky enamel...live and learn!
See what I mean?  It would have looked so pretty if I had used it sparingly!  I fussy cut the flowers and border strip.
 On this card I was following a Jennifer McGuire video on using labels and keeping the card a one layer.  The frame is an old PTI fillable frame that I masked, then I stamped the flowers above and below the frame, colored it, then took off the mask and made the frame and sentiment. She calls this" "Framed Stamping" and you can find it HERE.
I wanted to color one with pink and grays, so I made a strip at the bottom and did some fussy cutting.
I stamped the flower onto the pink cardstock with HA soft granite, I really like this gray and it works well when stamping the image on the envelope too.
This was actually the first card I made with this stamp.  I had cut a frame and wanted to use that with some selective coloring.  The frame is raised with some foam tape.

I do like strips of black stripes on cards, I think it is very striking I used it on both of these cards which was colored with copics.
Now you are probably wondering what is that stamp?
It is a Hero Arts stamp called Nasturtiums.

Thanks for taking a look while I just got to play in between naps and icing the knee.

Heart Hugs, friends!



13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous collection of cards, Colleen! I do love the chunky enamel! And, the flower images are colored perfectly...so pretty!

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  2. Each of your cards is beautiful, Colleen! I love how different each looks by your coloring! The kids are back in school so I thought I'd come over and see what you're up to. I hope your are seeing great improvement in your knee each day.

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  3. You sure did make up for lost time, my friend! Your Nasturtiums parade of stunning cards blew my mind! Each one is worthy of its own showcase post! I'm going back up to look at them again!! Hope you are seeing progress each day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Your nasturtiums are so pretty, Col! You have made good use of this stamp with so many different designs! I find that with the chunky embossing powder that I do better picking some up with my fingers. I have more control. I think the seasonings embossing is so pretty! Love the black striped trim too!

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  5. Wow...these are absolutely beautiful Colleen! Love all your gorgeous flowers.

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  6. WOW! Amazing designs using the same stamp Col!! So happy to see you having fun creating. I can see how you were inspired by Ksenija ... her card is amazing and I LOVE your inspired card. I don't think you were too heavy handed with the frantage. It's so cool! Love the different designs and colours and layouts that you've used with this gorgeous image. Guess what is going onto my SSS wish list right now??!! You always enable me, my friend! xx

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  7. These are all amazing, Colleen! I love Ksenija's card too! Thanks so much for the link to Jennifer's video. She is very inspiring, as are you! I am anxious to try the framed stamping. I really love the Nasturtiums stamp set too.

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  8. You have definitely made up for lost time with ALL these GORGEOUS cards my friend! I love the stamp you used...those flowers are SO pretty in each and every card! Had to chuckle a little about your 1st card and being a little heavy handed with the Frantage embossing...been there, done that!! Plus had even more blown around to every corner of my stamp room!! But I think it looks just perfect on your card Colleen...adds such a touch of glam to an already FABULOUS card! Really love your pink and gray card and the last one too! Lovely, lovely set of cards my friend and yay to you for getting around a bit better now! Hope the healing continues at a great pace my friend!! Hugs. :0)

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  9. WONDERFUL post, love alle those cards, but especially the one with the pinks and greys!!

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  10. So pretty, Col. I am going to have fun coloring them. Hopefully, I will, lol....

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  11. My goodness--being stuck at home is sure good for your crafting! What a gorgoeus set of cards with those pretty flowers! Love all the designs--especially with the black & white stripes! Your coloring is amazing!

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  12. Wow Colleen, you really did make up for lost time. All your creative energy must have been bursting to be used. Each card is stunning! I've never heard of "Stampendous Frantage chunky metallic seasonings embossing enamel" ~ that's a mouthful! I think your card using is is beautiful and now I'm going to have to google it and find me some. ;0) So glad you're doing so well and getting back in to the swing of things.

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  13. Wow, these are all gorgeous. Each one is lovely. I saw Jennifer McGuire's video on the framed stamped and need to try that. The pink and grey one is my favorite. TFS

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