Wednesday 3 August 2011

Fast and Fabulous thank you

I've been meaning to show you today's card for a while now - ever since tulips were a feature of my life back in the spring in fact! Come and see:

This is such a useful layout which I return to often. The formula is to stamp a panel with an image, layer it on a contrasting panel and then, using dimensionals, pop the result up onto a card base that's been stamped with a small stamp in a pale colour. Works every time!

I used the sumptuous level 2 hostess set Fast and Fabulous for this particular card and a fresh colour scheme of Rose Red with a couple of greens.

Here's a close-up of the flower image. Don't you just love how effective two-step stamping is?

Supplies needed for this project:
Stamps: Fast and Fabulous, Thank You Kindly (sentiment)
Ink: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery
Card stock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Other: Stamp-a-majig
You can buy any of these supplies from me and I can have them delivered to your address in the UK. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

I am dedicating this card to all those lovely people who have left me messages of support while I've been voice-challenged. My voice came back a little today although I still sound like a Star Wars villain according to the boys. Excellent for saying things like "Clean your teeth or die!" and "Your lack of patience disturbs me!" The thing that bothers me most is not being able to sing although I should imagine it's more of a special treat to those around me!

Thank you for visiting me today. I shall be back for Three Minute Thursday tomorrow and I do hope you can join me then. Yours croakily,


  1. One of my favorite sets and layouts! Even though it's retired here now, I can't bear to part with this set!

  2. Stunning card Vicky .. .. great finished look and gorgeous colours.

    Love Jules xx

  3. This is an absolutely amazing card.
    The two-step stamping is really great! I love this technique

  4. What a beauty again this morning Vicky, I love the green just picks out the ink colour perfectly and the double stamping makes it so dimensional :)
    Star Wars voices...your children crack me up, lol!
    Jenny x

  5. A beautiful card Vicky, the double stamping is amazing and the colours gorgeous.

    I'm busy browsing the catalogue but will be in touch.

    Hope your voice improves.


  6. The pinky red goes really well with the bold green. Gorgeous 2 step stamping.

    Glad to hear you are on the mend but make good use of the Darth Vader voice whilst you have it! x

  7. I am going to miss this stamp set ... once it retires. I do love it ... and haven't ever seen a bad card with it! Hugs xxaxx

  8. Lovely card Vicky and such pretty coloirs. Glad you're feeling a bit better
    M x

  9. Beautiful card. It is a wonderful design. Hope your voice returns in full, soon.

  10. Lovely card, Vicky. Super stamping and love your matting/layering x

  11. This is beautiful Vicky - thanks for sharing the 'recipe'! xx

  12. You may sound like a Star Wars villain but I think you must have Jedi card making powers 'cos this is fabulous - Jacqueline xx

  13. Another lovely creation from our gorgeous dalek . Hope you get your singing voice back soon at least for your sake !


  14. Hi Vicky
    Lovely card ...i have this stamp what you have done with it.....hope you soon stop croaking ....hugs sylviexx

  15. Oooh YES . . .this is a lovely card and thanks for the tips on the technique.

    I love the "Clean your teeth or die" comment! Hilarious!

    Hope you feel better soon Darth.

    Hugs, Sandra x

  16. Gorgeous card-love that flower stamp!

  17. Love this card Vicky may the force be with you Luv Sue x


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