Feb 22, 2023

On the 22nd of each month a group of friends have a challenge called Double Duty. We have a predetermined stamp company assigned to each month. We are to make two different cards, using the same stamp (or stamp set) from the designated company. 

As another way to double up, at least one item has to be used on both cards. It could be card stock, an embellishment, embossing folder, a stencil, etc.

This month we agreed to use a sentiment only, no other stamped images for the cards.  Here's what I came up with:

I picked the large Thank You stamp in the "So Very Much" set by Stampin' Up.  

 This one is white embossed, then spritzed with Stardust Finishing Spray by A Muse Studios (love that stuff!)

The background panel is dry embossed and also spritzed with the Stardust Finishing Spray.  Unfortunately I don't know the name of the EF, but it is by Stampin' Up.

The second card is pink embossed and also sprayed with the Stardust Finishing Spray.

Both cards use Tempting Turquoise and black card stock.  They each have a panel of DP from S.E.I.'s "Vanilla Sunshine" paper pack.  Also repeated on each card are three gems by The Paper Studio.

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Be sure to visit the blogs of the other Double Duty members:




Feb 15, 2023

What's Your Birthstone?

Today is the 15th and that means it's time to post our Creative Crew Cards!  This month it was my turn to host the challenge and the theme is "What's your Birthstone?"

Here's my card:

I colored the image using Yasutomo watercolors. They have a nice glimmer and sheen to them.

The background purple was created using Purple Paradise Metallic Gilding Polish. 

Here's a close up showing the shimmer of the watercolor paints.  

My birthstone is Amethyst. There's a wide variety of colorations for this gemstone.

Pictured here is an Amethyst ring, a tumbled Amethyst heart and a natural segment of Amethyst.

The small crystal is a Vera Cruz Amethyst which is only faintly lavender in a small portion.

Kit contents:

Hop on over to admire the rest of the cards from The Creative Crew:

Barb - Barb's Inkin' In Retirement

Carol - Lost in My Craft Room

Jeanette - Cre8tive Play

Lorraine - SCS Gallery

Terry - It's Totally Terry

Tracie - Crafty Creations by Tracie