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  • Debbie Gaetz, Bella Carta

More Background Fun from Impression Obsession

Sweet peas are one of the sweet memories I have from my early childhood. My mother grew them behind the detached garage, along with the 'Pennies from Heaven'. One day while take a walk around a small island in upper Puget Sound, I found them growing wild along the roadside. When I saw the Sweet Peas Cover-a-Card stamp design by Dina Kowal for IO, I knew I had to order this stamp.

Impression Obsession, Spellbinders, MFT Die-Namics Dies, Prismacolor Coloring Pencils, The Ton Rose Gold Embossing Powder

Impression Obsession:

Sweet Peas CC284

Warm Hugs A13385

Spellbinders Nestabilities Card Creator S6-001

My Favorite Things Die-Namics Die Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangles MFT-848

Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix 1462101R Red

Memento In Tuxedo Black

VersaMark ink

The Ton Embossing Powder in Rose Gold

Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Ivory Heavyweight Linen Card Stock; 110# smooth white card stock; Mirricard Card Stock in Copper

I stamped the sweet pea stamp onto smooth white card stock (6"x6") with Memento. Then it was coloring time with Prismacolor Colored Pencils. I made sure to include the Tuscan Red and White colored pencils for contrast and blending. Do not use the blending pencil that might come with your set of colored pencils; you cannot reapply color on top afterward without making "mud". There was more of the background design to color than I anticipated (lol!), so it all took a little bit.

The base card is heavy linen card stock in cream (7"x5"). The die-cut frame is out of the Mirricard using the Spellbinder dies. The stamped panel was cut down to sit behind the frame. From the same linen card stock, I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink and heat embossed the rose gold embossing powder. That was cut with the rounded corner smallest die; the next size up die was used to cut another piece from the mirricard. The sentiment panel was adhered with foam tape. The flower embellishment was adhered with clear adhesive dots.

I am now going to go back to IO and order the smaller bouquet of sweet peas. They have some wonderful matching sentiments as well.

Thanks for stopping by. It's been another whirlwind week . . . classes, Easter, birthday. See you soon!

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