Friends Never Fade, Baggy

Yesterday I had a short window of time to make some cards.  It seems like it’s been ages since I’ve had the opportunity to sit and let the mojo have its way.  I didn’t want to do a challenge or make a card for a specific purpose, I just wanted to stamp.  It felt really luxurious to begin that way.

I decided to play with the Friends Never Fade stamp set and Greenhouse Garden Designer Series papers.  Using the papers gave me a general color palette to work with but it wasn’t as restrictive as a challenge.   My time was limited but my results were very satisfying:

Friends Never Fade in Espresso

  • Friends Never Fade and Fabulous Phrases stamp sets
  • Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, and Early Espresso cardstock
  • Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie Classic ink pads
  • Early Espresso and Pear Pizazz Stampin’ Write markers; Blender Pen
  • Pear Pizazz 1/2″ ribbon, Linen thread and Crop-a-dile
  • Big Shot and Elegant Lines Embossing Folder

I love the look that hand-coloring a stamp gives, but it does get a little tedious.  This time I inked the flower image in Pumpkin Pie and then used the blender pen to remove the ink from the stem bits so that I could add Pear Pizazz with a Stampin’ Write marker.  I added the Espresso accent in the middle of the flower right over the top of the Pumpkin Pie because I’m lazy like that.  There are little bits and edges of Pumpkin Pie ink on the stem and I like the feeling that creates…a little edgy.

If you don’t have a Big Shot, please don’t pay any attention to the Elegant Lines folder because it will just make you flat-out crazy.  If you do have a Big Shot, I hope you’ve already ordered this folder – if you haven’t, what are you waiting for???

That funny little not-knot on the ribbon has been popping up on samples all over the place and I decided it was time I got with the program.  Do you remember Baloo telling Bagheera “Get with the beat, Baggy!” in the Disney version of Jungle Book?  That’s the phrase that always comes to mind when I’m trying to update myself.  (Can you tell how old my children are by the Disney movies I have watched so often they are committed to memory?   I can sing all of the songs, too.)

Enough silliness.  Time to get with the beat.


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