Saturday, 30 July 2016

Wow... That was a Long Break! Lets make some cards! Stamp of Approval Style!

So, wow!  It's been a loooooooooong time since I made a post!  In fact, it's been a long time since I made a card, too!  I've done some scrapbooking, but not even much of that.  I recently bought Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval box, which is an excellent goodie box filled with stamps and dies, and I thought I'd use that to get me back into my groove.  The collection is called the Lovely Notes Collection, but it's sold out now.

For the first card, I followed the guide provided with the box as inspiration.  And by inspiration, I really mean that I followed the instructions nearly step by step but changed out the sentiment and added some sparkly tape underneath my panel.  The original card was made by Kristie Goulet.  Here's my version:

The other two cards are really just two versions of the same card, this time lovingly created by my own tired brain cells.  I stamped the Lovely Lattice background stamp onto 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 white card stock and colored a rainbow gradient with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I cut that in half diagonally, one for each card.  The I used the Lovely Flowers and Banners dies and the Fill in the Blank Birthday stamps to create my center panel.  Inked up the edges and popped it up using fun foam.  I'm really happy with how they came out!  You can see them below: