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Diagonally WOW!

Let's go just a wee bit beyond ink + card stock today.
Get out your heat tool, embossing powder, and create some WOW!



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 Even though the Bravo stamp set is retiring, mine is staying in my collection.  Why?  So many ways to share encouragement with this double-loaded stamp set!   
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White satin ribbon brings an unexpected elegance ... and it's also retiring, along with the Bravo stamp set and this designer series paper (dsp).

So, have you figured out which designer series paper I've used?  This is one of those over-looked pieces of fresh 'n lovely tucked within the It's My Party 12"x12" collection!  Lots of party inspired designs, kid-friendly patterns, and the reverse sides are completely multi-use, non-themed designs creating a truly versatile stack of offerings!

As usual for me, my practically-staple stamping accessory is here .... Stampin' Dimensionals and I have a very long history of hanging out together.   Tex's Tip:  Yes ... I often cut mine in half!  I maximize my dimensionals, love the high-tack quality, and 1/2 of a Stampin' Dimensional is still a larger surface area than many 'dots' of foam adhesives.  

Remember!  Our retiring products are available only while supplies last, with the exception of most stamp sets.  If you see something on my recent retiring products posts, gather up your wish list and place your order online by clicking right here!  If you have any questions at all, you are welcome to contact me.   

Inky (((hugs))),

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Lovely in the Fall!

Last week's Ways to Use It challenge called for using a tree or trees on a creation.

What a perfect time to bring out my long-adored Lovely as a Tree stamp set to play!  Not only is Lovely as a Tree the longest-running current stamp set by Stampin' Up!, but my set is one of those original wood-mount sets purchased "back in the day" when it was pretty much brand new in our catalog ... or Idea Book + Catalog, a.k.a IDB+C back then.  Some things should be kept ... just sayin'!


It's been a while since I've heat embossed, but it seems that I always come back to that technique in the latter part of the year.  

After white embossing the image, I colored the image with Blendabilities.  I really do like the way this looks IRL (in real life), as the colors are stunning to the eye.  After all coloring was dried, I toyed with the design itself.  My stampin' table has been constantly filled with holiday prep + planning recently ... and amongst the many items at hand was the new set of Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  That's how the "leafy" edge came to be for the tree image layer. 

Texture was added with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions folder and very subtle tone-on-tone stamping of the large oak leaf from the new For All Things set ... an absolutely beautiful seasonal stamp set for Fall, found in the Holiday Catalog.
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Thanks a bunch for having stopped by today!  And to my local friends + customers, I'm really looking forward to our Christmas Stampin' Stack coming up next weekend!  See you soon!

Inky (((huggss))),

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Additional products include:
InksBaked Brown Sugar + Cajun Craze + Versamark
PapersBaked Brown Sugar + Cajun Craze + Early Espresso + Hello Honey + Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Blendabilities in Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Old OliveCircles Framelits, Corner Rounder, Modern Label Punch, Gold Metal Buttons, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals
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Fancy Flower!

Happy Valentines Day!  
Yet ..... How in the world did we get to Friday, already?! 

It was my pleasure to create a card for the QFTD203 challenge today over at Splitcoaststampers.  Member Kathy LeDonne is being honored, and her Simply Sketched card was the inspiration for my sample below.
I really like the way the upper dsp from the Fresh Prints dsp pack seems to emulate the pattern of the Fancy Fans embossing folder.  In fact, all 3 dsp papers used for this card come from the Fresh Prints pack!  

Yeah ... I'm still in blossom-making mode here.    ;)   
For this hand-made blossom, I stamped one of the blooms from the Secret Garden stamp set with VersaMark ink.  SU's Black Stampin' Emboss Powder was  used to emboss the image before fussy cutting.  Four of those blossoms were layered for this dimensional bloom. 

And, for those who would like a listing of the additional items used ... ...

PAPERS:  Crumb Cake + Basic Black;  Fresh Prints dsp paper pack



From Millan.Net

   "LOCAL NOTES

To my local stampy peeps, I have a new class scheduled for Saturday, March 1 !  Details are posted on the Class Schedule at Texas Rubber & Ink! .... the store.  There, you will find class information & RSVP button.  Hope to see you there!

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