A Red Phone Booth

Thinking of You Phone Booth

I am really loving this Feeling Sentimental stamp set!  And the fact that it’s free during Sale-a-Bration makes me love it even more!

I tried a new technique (new to me, anyways) that I saw our stamping leader, Shelli Gardner, demonstrate at convention last summer.  She took paper from a book and used a paintbrush to apply Gesso to the pages and then stamped over that once it dried.  I loved the look of that, and now several months later, I thought I would try something similar.  I used our First Edition Specialty dsp.  I like how it toned down the black newsprint a bit so it doesn’t compete as much with the stamped image.  If you try this technique, here’s a tip — not only do you have to let the Gesso dry for a while, but you’ll also need to let your stamped ink dry for a while too (if you’ll look closely, you can see that I didn’t do this on my attempt here and I smudged the red ink and got it on the banners too.  Oops!).

Well, enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy
Paper:  Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, First Edition Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Designer Builder Brads, Apothecary Accents framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon, Borders Scoring Plate, Pearl Basic Jewels, Marina Mist 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Gesso

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A Vintage Bicycle Celebration — PP130

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for another challenge from the Paper Players.  LeAnne has a great sketch for us this week.

I love this sketch because you could keep it clean and simple or you could add layers and embellishments and knock yourself out.  I kinda went with the first option this time — pretty simple.

Vintage Bicycle Celebration

I used the Feeling Sentimental stamp set, which is one of the Sale-a-Bration offerings.  I really love all of the stamps in this set.  I also used some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz on the houndstooth base.  I hadn’t pulled that out in a while, and I’m not sure why.  It adds such a pretty shimmer to a project.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday, and that you can find some time to join us at the Paper Players this week.  Here are links to the other designers so you can see what they did with the sketch and get some inspiration:

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, First Edition Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Baja Breeze 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Neutrals Designer Buttons, 3/8″ Basics Glimmer Brads, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz die, Houndstooth embossing folder

It’s Almost Time to Sale-a-Brate!

Sentimental Ferris Wheel

It starts tomorrow!  The biggest event of Stampin’ Up’s year — Sale-a-Bration!  For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products, you can select a free item from the Sale-a-Bration offerings.  The stamp set on this card is one of the Sale-a-Bration offerings this year.  It is part of the Feeling Sentimental stamp set.  You can see another image from this set on another card I made here.

I love Jaydee’s sketch at the Paper Players so much, that I had to make another card with it.  Come and play along with us this week.

I used a sponge dauber on the ferris wheel image.  I just dabbed my sponge dauber directly on the ink pad and then dabbed the stamp.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping  by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental
Ink:  More Mustard, Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Paper:  Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Fan Fair dsp
Embellishments:  Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon, Naturals Designer Buttons, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, Color Spritzer Tool, Stampin’ Distress Tool

Phone Booth

thanks in a phone booth

Here’s a sneak peek of a stamp set that will be included in the Sale-a-Bration offerings starting January 22nd.  This set includes three detailed vintage-style images and a sentiment, and I love them all.

When my husband peeked in on me as I was finishing this one up, he told me he “didn’t get it.”  He didn’t understand what the “thanks” ticket, two cent stamp, ruler and phone booth had to do with each other.  Hmmm….  I told him that they were all things that I like — simple as that.  Maybe I won’t be sending this one out in the mail.  🙂

Have a great Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental (available Jan. 22), That’s the Ticket, Postage Due, Fabulous Phrases, Measuring Stick
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake (sponging)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Fan Fair dsp
Embellishments:  Delicate Doilies Sizzlits die, Postage Stamp punch, Ticket Duo Builder punch, Naturals Designer Buttons, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim, Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon