I stamped and die cut enough of all the goodies Michele brought for me to play with to make 10 or more cards, but don't worry, I only have 3 to share with you today! Haha!! Seriously though, it is so wonderful to be able to share each others stamps, dies, & stencils so we don't feel as though we HAVE to buy everything!! Michele brought a bunch of stamps and dies from The Stamp Market and Pinkfresh Studios that I had a great time playing with, and we both used my Holiday Botanical Background (also Pinkfresh Studios) stencils to create a card with. So let's get started...
Let's start with this simple card using Michele's Holly Jolly stamp and die set. I die cut the Holly Jolly with white and red cs and attached to a background using a SSS 3D embossing folder called Holiday Greenery. Next I added the Holly Leaves that I stamped and fussy cut just under the tail of the Jolly, and then pop dotted the berries that were also stamped and fussy cut. I used some WOS of the Holly Leaves and some Glossy Accents on the berries. CAS and done!
Next up is the Pinkfresh Studios Garden Roses stencil set that Michele brought, and I stenciled in Fall colors with yellows and oranges and outlined using the stamp set in dark brown. I am totally in LOVE with the way this one turned out...even the brown leaves which I saw Lea Lawson do on a PFS live! I used SU!'s Subtle embossing folder on my card base, and then stacked 3 of PFS's Ornate Oval Frame die cuts together to give some dimension and to lift my roses up off the card base.
The "happy" die cut is from The Greetery and I die cut that once from gold mirror cs and twice from white, before slipping my gold embossed "birthday" strip through the loops of the "p" and "y". I finished with a few gold pearls (PFS) and just couldn't be happier with the way this card turned out!
My last card uses the Holiday Botanical Background stencils (PFS) that both Michele and I used, and I used a variety of Distress Inks to do my blending with. I used The Greetery's Crimped Frame Dies on this stenciled piece, and then matted with SU!'s Mossy Meadow and Mellow Moss (retired) cs.
I also used The Greetery's new Abundant Joy dies (that I am totally in LOVE with!!) for the center of my card, and offset the Mellow Moss and Mossy Meadows base piece to match up with the layering of the card base and matting layers. I finished this card up with some PFS gems to add a little sparkle, and love the way this one turned out too!
Aren't stamping friends truly just the BEST??!! I feel so blessed to have made so many wonderful friendships through this craft!! Thank you Michele for once again sharing your goodies with me, and most of all spending the day with me...I treasure your friendship!! Make sure you hop on over to Michele's blog to see what came up with using some of my goodies...I know you won't be disappointed!!
Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!