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Torico shared this great digital image of a Stitched Rose on her blog. She is sponsoring a challenge that features this image. You have a chance to win one of her adorable digital images too!

I used water colors to paint the petals and the leaves. After I printed the image out 4 times I cut out the layers of petals to give it a little more dimension. For the leaves and the card I used my Martha Stewart Scoring Board and bone folder to create the embossed features. The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up set called Pursuit of Happiness. And lastly I used my Smooch Spritz in color vanilla to coat the petals and leaves in a sparkly blanket. However, I can’t get the darn thing to spray well so I squirt some on my plastic table and then paint it on with a brush ūüôā

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Card Making Mamas: Challenge #45- May Flowers

Birdie Brown’s Stitched Rose Freebie Challenge

and Lawnscaping’s Embossing Heat or Dry #34 challenge

Man, I’m getting all competitive this week! It’s good to be in the craft room again after taking a few weeks off due to my Mom’s broken hip. I just didn’t feel very creative for a while there but, my mother is home and doing well in her recovery, so I feel like making cards again.

Happy Stamping,



Flights of Fancy…Cards

This Martha Stewart stamp was on sale last spring so I snapped it up. I made a few cards with it but, I wasn’t thrilled with them. So I shelved the stamp and I hadn’t played around with it for a long time. But I recently thought about trying the stamp out again with watercolor paints. The watercolor paints made all the difference for me. I think the second batch has better coloring and I like the way I mounted them better too.

Here are the cards from my first go around. These were colored with colored pencils and blended with Gamsol.

  Martha Stewart bird stamps Martha Stewart Stamp Chickadee

For the next set of cards I used Aquarelle hot pressed watercolor paper and an ancient watercolor paint set my dad gave to me. (I think it was the one he used in college) I also used the Spellbinders Nestabilities: Reverse Wonky Rectangle  dies and Lifestyles Crafts: Nested Rounded Squares that I got for Christmas. The Lifestyles Crafts brand was way cheaper than the Spellbinders version and it included more die cuts too! Two thumbs up on these from me.

Martha Stewart Bird Stamp       Mocking Bird        American Red Breasted Robin

Chickadee Bird¬†¬† Southern Mocking Bird¬†¬† Martha Stewart Stamps This is the stamp set I used. I’m not sure if it is still sold in stores. But that is what EBAY is for!

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