Thursday, April 03, 2008


I am back to stamping and loving it. This is one of two cards I did today. (I'm saving the other for tomorrow since I know I won't have time to stamp then.)

I was inspired to get back to stamping after my sessions of sewing by a request for Birthday cards to be sent to a friend of a friend who is serving in Iraq. Also the SCS Sketch Challenge #170 was one I liked and decided to try. This is the result.

I love the images in this set from SU called For Father. I is in the Occasions Mini catalog which in effect now. I satmped the image using Timber Brown Stazon and before I colored it in using my watercolor pencils I sponged the background around it with Old Olive Ink. The "celebrate " sentiment was embossed with gold powder over Encore gold ink.

Other than I now notice in the scan that the strip with the image on it is a bit crocked I am happy with how the card turned out. I think my eyes are crocked and it takes a scanner or a camera to show up that flaw. I just don't see it when I look with just my eyes........

Card Recipe:
ALL SU STAMP SETS--For Father, Print Pattern, Wonderful Words
INK--Old Olive, Stazon Timber Brown, Encore Gold
PAPER--Old Olive, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White
OTHER--Gold Embossing Powder, Brads, Zig-Zag Edge Scissors


Lee said...

Ohhh....what a sweet image!!! I love how you colored it!! That will surely brighten up a difficult day so far away from home!!

Christi said...

What a cute little puppy dog! Adorable Suzanne!!

Beth said...

This is so sweet! Didn't get him, but I love that lil puppy - beautiful job with the coloring! Would you believe I could not come up with a THING for that sketch? Oy....