10.01.22 Rustic Mum 1This is a 10-minute card!  Why?  Because the DSP does ALL THE WORK!  This Rustic Harvest DSP is the Bomb!  The actual card is Crushed Curry.  A 5 1/4 X 4 piece of DSP is adhered to the card front.  My new best friend – a Divinity Designs A2 Thin Pierced Frame – nicely die cuts a piece of 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 Merry Merlot.  The frame is adhered on the card front and voila – you have a beautiful fall card.  I have die-cut butterflies in white, Merry Merlot and Crushed Curry using the Hero Arts Butterfly Confetti Fancy Die.  5 butterflies with a couple rhinestones finish the card.

10.01.22 Rustic Mum MsgThe message layer features several butterflies matching the ones on the card front.  I have chosen to use 3 but you can use as many as you wish. 

A different pattern of the Rustic Harvest DSP is also used in the next card and we will be using another pattern in November.  A single sheet of the DSP used here will give you 8 card fronts.  The pattern appears to be repeated every 8 inches.  And it certainly helps make a very colorful but simple card.

Our last card is also reminiscent of fall!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H) 630.759.3089 –  (C)630.965.1965 –

It All Started With A Get Well Card!

I’m happy to report I am 99% over the upper respiratory infection I had during March Stamp Camp.  A bit of cough remains, but Nyquil insures I will sleep at night.  Shortly after Stamp Camp earlier this month – when I decided that indeed, I was going to live – I decided to make myself a get well card.  Actually, I wanted to fool around with a technique I had seen – the faux pressed flower.

Get Well CardNow remember, I still didn’t feel up to par, and I was just fooling around so I apologize for the lack of design on the card.  However, if you look closely, you can see that the entire card is embossed with the Square Lattice Impressions Embossing Folder.  I attached paper flowers with adhesive, punched 1/4” paper centers for the flowers, and ran the card front through the Big Shot with the embossing folder.  The paper flowers are embedded into the paper and indeed look like a dried , pressed flowers. 

Faux Pressed Flowers Yellow

So, I suggested to Debbi that she develop a card using the faux pressed flower technique for our Welcome Spring Stamp Camp this weekend.  She cased a card using the Baroque Motif stamp set, updated the colors and look, and came up with this card.  Of course, we did not have ANY yellow flowers.  So Debbi took some inexpensive white paper flowers we had purchased from Oriental Trading Post, and she dyed them yellow with yellow re-inker and  water in a spray bottle.  Debbie sponged the white card stock in basic black after she had stamped the image.  Then she  adhered the white cs to black cs.  She adhered this to Daffodil Delight cs, added the yellow paper flowers, used a touch of glue to add 1/4” Basic Black centers, and ran the finished product through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Impressions Embossing Folder.  Now I will admit, it takes a bit of muscle to roll 4 layers of cs through the Big Shot.  We also found you need to go back and forth several times to obtain even embossing, but the end result is just too cool.  To finish the card, Debbi attached the card front to a black card, added a small bow of 1/4” Daffodil Delight satin ribbon, and adhered a yellow top note inside the finished card. 

Faux Pressed Flowers Turquoise

I had a belated anniversary card to make, so I decided I would try Tempting Turquoise with some turquoise paper flowers I had purchased from Michaels.  The bottom flower is 2 larger 4-petal flowers.  When placed one on top of the other, and run through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder, the flower ends up round in shape.  I like the faux pressed flower look and have decided this is an easy technique I will use from time-to-time.

So, plan on coming to the Welcome Spring Stamp Camp on April 1st and 2nd (No, this is NOT an April Fools Joke).  Friday we will meet from 3 pm – 9 pm and on Saturday, we will stamp from 9 am to 4 pm.   However, I anticipate everyone will be finished in 2 hours.  We will be making 4 projects – one of which is the CUTEST BUNNY BASKET you have ever seen!  We will even add Easter grass and some jelly beans. 

Check in tomorrow for 2 more projects we will be making at our April Stamp Camp