CHIC & STYLISH: The Perfect Rose

Many of you will remember the Fifth Avenue Floral stamps – almost as popular as the Lovely as a Tree set.  However, Lovely as a Tree is still current while Fifth Avenue Floral has retired.  I decided to resurrect the rose image from Fifth Avenue Floral for our Chic & Stylish Stamp Camp.

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Although these samples appear to be done in black and white, they are actually done in Blackberry Bliss and white.  The blackberry is so dark that at this size, the color appears black.  Both samples feature a Whisper White Thick card base layered with Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White.  An embossing border highlights the top of the card and a border punch highlights the bottom front.  Blackberry Bliss ribbon is used on one sample and the single rose is stamped in the same color.  Two larger pearls are colored with the Dark Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities and added to give the cards depth.  Of course you can create your Perfect Rose card however you wish.  The supplies will be out but you provide the creativity.

I hope you can attend the August Stamp Camp and make these unique Chic & Stylish cards. As a reminder, dates and times are: Thursday and Friday, August 6 and 7 from 2 PM to 9 PM; and Saturday, August 8 from 9 AM to 4 PM. The Stamp Camp cost remains at $12.00 and includes all supplies and tools needed to make the 4 cards.

The End of Summer Fun and Xmas Stamp Camp will be on September 3, 4, and 5 at our normal times.  We will be doing our first Christmas card!  The Holiday Catalog – Handmade for the Holidays – will be coming out this month so keep your eyes on your mailbox.  There are lots of cool items in this brochure!

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 –

CHIC & STYLISH: The Perfect Hat

I saw this Hero Arts stamp set with dies on Zulilly – one of my favorite shopping sites – and I fell in love with it.  What do you think?  You must admit it is different!

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My first sample contrasts the modern DSP with the old fashioned lady with the hat image.  I wasn’t sure I liked the drastic comparison so my second sample uses more everyday DSP with the image.  The new Go Wild DSP Stack is full of 6 X 6 designs in Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe (my new favorite color), and Whisper White.  You can choose the DSP used above or browse thru the stack and choose another design.  The DSP is cut to  2 X 5 3/8.  The card is cut from the new Whisper White Thick cs –  same color, but thicker.  I’m happy to see SU come out with this product.  I stamped my lady image in Tip Top Taupe on Whisper White cs and die cut it with the matching die.  I attached half of the lady to one panel side with Sticky Strip.  A standard knot of 5/8” black satin is tied to the opposite panel.  For the inside…

011 I sponged 5 1/4 X 4 Whisper White cs with Tip Top Taupe, and added my new favorite message in Tuxedo Black Memento.  I stamped the second lady image in Tip Top Taupe, die cut it, and adhered it with dimensionals.  I must admit, I simply love this card and more important – IT IS SOOOOO EASY!  Stamps with matching dies make my life much easier.

Well, you have now seen 3 of the Chic and Stylish cards.  Check back later today for the Perfect Rose. 

Many thanks to those of you who have notified me that you’re planning to attend.  As one person commented, “I really need a good stamp camp!”  If you can let me know you are coming, it is helpful but not a requirement.

I will include a date and time reminder on the Perfect Rose post. 

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 –

CHIC & STYLISH: The Perfect Peacock (resending)

007Isn’t this peacock the most stylish animal you’ve seen in quite some time?  I’ve combined the rich hues with the Bohemian DSP which features Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and the new Delightful Dijon. The scallop border punch adds a nice curve to the triangular shapes of the DSP.   I chose to color my perfect peacock with Blendabilities and added several Rich Razzleberry pearls at the plume, and one yellow pearl as a flower center.  But what if you don’t have time to carefully color the entire peacock?  Check out the next sample


008I colored very little of the peacock in this sample.  However, I took 2 Sharpies that were close to the color in the DSP and colored rhinestones to coordinate and carry the color thru from top to bottom.  You can color as little or as much as your time allows.  The rhinestones carry the elegance thru to the bottom feather.  I again added the small, Rich Razzleberry-colored pearls for the peacock’s plume.  My message for both cards if from the Work of Art set and reads:  You are a Fabulous Work of Art.”  I carried the colors and Bohemian accent inside the card with the Bohemian Borders stamp set.

Hope you can make it to the Chic and Stylish August Stamp Camp.  Remember the dates and times:  Thursday and Friday, August 6 and 7 from 2 PM to 9 PM; and Saturday, August 8 from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Check back later today for The Perfect Hat!  Hmmmm – that sounds interesting!

Blessings, Rosemary – (630-759-3089) –