It’s Been Awhile: All Inside Stamp Set

Hi, friends!

Back again with a card that uses a stamp set I’ve not given a lot of love to in awhile, All Inside by Julie Ebersole from Ellen Hutson.

I feel like saying, “Hello, old friend,” when talking about this stamp set. I have loved this stamp set for so long, but it just hasn’t seen a lot of love lately from me. And since I’ve been trying to give a little more love to those stamp sets I’ve had for a long time and haven’t inked up in awhile, I decided it was a good time to bring it back to my craft table.

A stamped friendship card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.comI didn’t go super crazy on coloring the bear. Instead I grabbed a couple gray markers and added a few highlights (or shadows) on to the bear’s fur. It’s subtle and a fun look I think.

It was sure fun creating this little scene for the card. The bear’s basket and flowers were stamped with the Bear Ware stamp set (and coordinating dies). It’s a really a fun way to sauce up the bear and make him (or her) unique.

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I felt like this little bear just need something extra so I added a dog. I love how the little dog is looking up so lovingly! Hehe! I stamped the dog with the Animal Sweaters set from Flora & Fauna. Yes, it’s a Christmas set… but so many images can easily be used to make cards all year round. I love that.

The card’s friendly sentiment is also from the All Inside stamp set. A little secret: I cut the panel a little too big and had adhere it to the card so I fixed it by stamping a few polka dots with Patternology stamp set from Paper Smooches. I had to do a little masking off the end of the panel to make sure no stray marks ended up on my card, but it was well worth it!

Alright. That is it for me today. I hope you enjoyed checking out this friendship card. I’ll be back again later, friends.

 

Valentine Challenge

Hi again, friends!

Sneaking in one more time with one more take on the Valentine Challenge with my pal, Ashley.

This is today’s card.

A handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da! As always, just had fun while making this card. Just. Plain. Had. Fun.

The whales and words are from Lawn Fawn’s Whale You Be Mine stamp set. I also used the coordinating dies.

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I wanted the whales to look a little different so I colored them in, did the whole “Copic blending thing” if you know what I mean. Wink! Then I took a dark marker and added a few more swooshes (and brushes) of ink… because I could. I like the result. 🙂

All the papers on my card are just random pieces of paper from my scrapbox.

The card seemed a little flat so I whipped out clear Glossy Accents and Nuvo Crystal Drops to add a bunch of dots to the card. As you can tell, I spared no expense when it came to adding dots.

Alrighty! That’s it for me today. Once again, be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her most recent take on the challenge.