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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

Roses are Pink

Back after a trip to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for my husband's mid-year meeting. After driving across eastern Washington and upon my arrival, I find that my husband has a serious cold and is down for the count. I stay in the room and order room service. The next day, after enjoying lunch together, I return to the room and find myself not feeling so good mid-afternoon. So, I didn't make it to the banquet and rode home, back across eastern Washington, as sick as one can be. Upon pulling up in the driveway, I immediately went to bed until this morning. If you know anyone with a cold, stay away from them!

I pulled out a promotional stamp set from Altenew that was included with an Australian craft magazine I had purchased. Yay!

Altenew, Magenta Style, Spellbinders, IMAGINE Crafts, Tsukineko,

Inked the stamp pieces with Memento Inks using the MISTI, which is almost essential (unless you are quite good at other stamp positioners. Die cut each inked image using the matching dies.

Attached the die cuts with glue dots onto black card stock cut with rectangle die by Spellbinders. Used the smaller size to cut the fun foam to mount with.

Inked the sentiment directly onto the card base.

Altenew Promotional Stamp Set Build-a-Rose

Magenta Stamp: The only courage you ever need 07.880.J

Spellbinders' Rectangular Nestabilities

IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukinkeo: Memento Inks in Rose Red, Love Letter, Rhubarb Stalk; New Sprout, Cottage Ivy, Olive Grove; VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black

Fun Foam in Black

Black card stock 65# (background panel)

Linen card stock 80# in cream (base A2 card)

Neenah Classic Crest in Solar White (stamped & die-cut images)

Glue dots (to adhere die cuts)

I really enjoy the Altenew stamps; they're a perfect match with the MISTI stamp positioner. Depending upon how intricate the design, layering can be quite easy or a tiny bit challenging to line everything up the correct way. When I say challenging, I mean it might take you 2-3 tries to achieve perfection! And the one stamp line that I always love, Magenta, has been putting out a lot of sentiment stamps that pair up with just about any image.

On the Magenta blog, Carole Dion has posted another beautiful card using the technique of picking up the color with water.

Magenta Style, Carole Dioin

Click on this link to Carole's post on the Magenta blog:

Suzi Dennis always catches my eye when I check out what's going on at Stencil Girls. Here is a doodling with stencils process that she lays out for us to see step-by-step. It's wonderful!

Stencil Girls, Suzi Dennis

Click on this link for Suzi's detailed blog posting:

Therese Calvird has created a beautiful card for Penny Black stamps, and with her blog posting is a video showing how she watercolored the stamp image.

Penny Black, Therese Calvird

Click on this link to the Penny Black blog post and Therese's how-to video:

I'll be back tomorrow after my class at The Urban Scrapbooker. We're going to make a book with papers and embellishments from Graphic 45's Voyage Beneath the Sea paper collection.

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