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Stamp a Day #12!

>> Sunday, June 12, 2011

Welcome!

Have you been commenting everyday in
hopes of winning a FREE stamp??

Well, if your name is

Marjie Smyth

we send out a huge CONGRATULATIONS to you
for winning the Butterfly Oval I used for my card today!

You Go Girl!!!



My background (which is my cheating version of dry embossing) is actually our Silhouette Branch Background stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed using white embossing powder.

For the Butterfly Oval, I originally tried to cut out both the inside and outside of my oval, but there just didn't seem to be enough left, so I had to quickly come up with plan B - This version was way quicker and easier than the original, so some good things came out of it! The Retirement Sentiment was stamped using turquoise ink. After hand cutting both ovals ( I really need to invest in a cuttlebug or something similiar :) I distressed, re-distressed and re-re-distressed the edges hoping to even things off. Sponging the edges (before distressing) and popping up both layers with foam tape really gave this card some depth!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Remember to leave a comment so you can be entered into tonight's drawing, then come back tomorrow and see if you're our winner!

Happy Sunday!

Sue

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30 comments:

rstuck2003 said...

I love this card...I like how you gave it the depth! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle M said...

So neat! Happy Sunday!

Mama Bear Stonich's Craft Blog said...

love the card! just my style!

Diane G said...

love the card

Louise P said...

Backgrounds were often done with embossing before we had embossing folders and a machine. It is good to use all the tools we have!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love the projects and the chances to win!

yoyomaker said...

Love the background...subtle and classic...it makes the rest of the design pop !!

Karen Freiberg said...

love butterflies....love retirement even more...great card...Karen

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Hollyk said...

Beautiful card, TFS.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great card!

Marjie Smyth said...

Oh MY GOSH--I am so excited I won and this is a beautiful stamp and card. Thank you so much

Kathy Vogel said...

The butterfly oval is colored so prettily. I also like the silhouette leaf background.

Designing with Debbie said...

Very Pretty CAS card. Love the colors.

Cathy said...

I would love to win a stamp, love DRS Designs!

Karin said...

I love your background, it totally looks dry embossed! Very cool. Awesome coloring of the oval too!

Anonymous said...

like the textured background using versa mark can't wait to try it
Shaunna Gowan

Chellie from Westminster, Md said...

Loved this idea! You've got my creative brain wave buzzing to make generic embossed background cards with pre-stamped and colored frames ready for any sentiments to be filled in when I need a card in a pinch! Thanks for sharing the idea! :)

Pat said...

Love the embossed background on your card. Thanks for sharing!

Ginny said...

Such cute cards. I love the BIrthday Sheet Music especially. Thanks for the chance to wi.

susan said...

Very colorful & retirement is "happy".

Anonymous said...

Love how you managed to recover from what could have been a mistake and make a beautiful card. Good Job.
Barb

Anonymous said...

At times I wish I could retire, love the card, very colorful. Great job on cutting the ovals by hand.

Patti M

Casmiles said...

Great card - I absolutely love my embossing folders - they make my life so easy by adding an extra pizzaz with minimal effort! And the retirement sentiment - love it - on the horizon - counting down just over a year :-)

Sammibug said...

Very pretty. Love the distressing around the frame!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like your "dry embossing"

Anonymous said...

Love the Butterfly oval.
I graduated from high school with the winner today - Marjie Smyth.
Submitted by Judy Bird

Shelley said...

Definitely like the cheater version of dry embossing!

Jennifer E. said...

Love how you colored the butterfly oval-makes for such a cheery card!

Pam said...

This is such a sweet creation. I love how the sentiment fits so perfectly.

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