01.17.21 Retro Girl Valentine card frontThis print seems so large but what I was using was too small.  I’m using my new laptop so it’s trial and error time.

I call this valentine “Retro Girl.”  She is copied from the Graphic Fairy Website that I subscribe to.  The Scan’nCut did the cutting for us and a 2-layer glimmer heart is her flower.  Tiny pink pearls festoon her skirt and hair bow.  Wink of Stella adds glimmer and the retired Falling Hearts embossing folder gives us texture and dimension. 

01.17.21 Retro Girl Valentine message layerThe message layer features a pink glimmer heart and a stamped white heart that can be layered on the Rococo Rose punched heart.  The messages for the cards you have seen thus far can be interchanged as you wish.  I miss not having you here so you can choose and stamp the messages yourself.

One card left – stay tuned!

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

Springtime Song

Birds 2I absolutely love this vintage printed image from The Graphics Fairy.  I subscribe to her blog and receive some very interesting vintage images that are free for use.  In Springtime Song, the picture is matted first in Whisper White, then in Pink Pirouette and finally in my favorite retired color – Baja Breeze.  I’m so glad I still have a few sheets left.  Note the use of the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder which really highlights the birds.  A permanent pink marker is used to color a few rhinestones which are embedded in the center of the flowers.  The “Easter Greetings” message is definitely vintage.


Birds inside goodOne of our stampers mentioned using a small envelope on or in one of her cards.  This jogged my memory – we have not used a small envelope in ages!  So, I pulled out the Bigz Scallop Envelope Die and some Core’dinations cs and created an envelope to use inside the Springtime Song card.  I “aged” the envelope with the Stampin’ Sanding Block on the textured surfaces and added a small white card sponged and stamped to match my Pacific Point cs.  The Core’dinations cs for the April Stamp Camp also includes Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight choices.  I finished the card with a punched Petite Petals flower.  I placed the flower on my piercing pad and pressed down firmly.  Presto – my flower petals curved upward leaving a perfect base for another pink rhinestone.  I generally don’t place rhinestones inside a card, but there are several thicknesses of cs on the card front, so I feel confident the rhinestones won’t poke thru.

Don’t forget – April Stamp Camp is right around the corner.  The cost is $12.00 for the 4 projects and includes all materials, supplies, and tools.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 –