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Now, did you see yesterday's post? It was all about modifying the In Stitches wheel to make individual stamps. Well, I've been playing with my new stamps and I've come up with some super-fast cards using them so let's have a look:
First up is a card with a very 70s retro feel.
This is all about colour - each 'stitch' was stamped in mustards, oranges and rusts in a pretty haphazard fashion. I finished with a sentiment from Trendy Trees, stamped in Cajun Craze using my stamp-a-majig.
Next I focused on this 'satin stitch' using a favourite colour combination of mine: Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry.
I used my stamp-a-majig to align three rows of stitches exactly above each other.
The sentiment was made by colouring the H and the I from the Thinking of You sentiment in Hopeful Thoughts with an Elegant Eggplant marker. I love finding new words in my sentiments! (Not that 'hi' is a new word but you get what I mean!)
Finally, here's my favourite card of the batch:
Very simple again - I just stamped the 'running stitch' in Garden Green, Not Quite Navy and Pacific Point all the way up the card. Each time, I stamped several times without re-inking to get a nice range of colour. I love these colours together!
The sentiment is from the hostess set Afterthoughts and, I think, makes a real impact in Basic Black against the stitch pattern. Hostess sets, for those that don't know, are free to those that host a qualifying workshop or to those that place an order for £150 or more. Email me to find out more or to book a fun evening!
Talking of fun evenings: yesterday, with trembling fingers, my oldest son handed me all his hard-earned savings so that I could order him an Xbox online. He'd bookmarked one but remarked wistfully that the model with bells and whistles on was only £10 more. It was then that something truly astonishing happened. My 15-year-old daughter, who was in the room, said casually: "I'll lend you ten quid if you like." There was a silence while this sank in and then my son ran over to my daughter and HUGGED HER!!! And then he TOLD HER THAT HE LOVED HER!!! Now, my children get on pretty well on the whole but I can safely say that never before has there been such a demonstration of affection between these two!
Thank you for visiting my blog - I love it that you spend a bit of your time here with me. I'll be back tomorrow with a birthday card I'm making for my 12-year-old niece and I'll hope to see you then!