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Hi Stamping Friends!

I've been focusing on several of the Retiring Stamps & Retiring Accessories one last time before they are all gone on June 3, 2013.  Today I'm featuring another card from my "Last Thursdays" class
coming up tomorrow, May 30.  There's still time to join us!

Last Thursdays - logo

RSVP For The "Last Thursdays" Class—Thursday,
May 30, 2013, at 6:30pm in my Too Cool Stamping Studio in SW Fort
Wayne, IN.  We'll create 4 cards with envelopes for just $10, or it's
FREE with a qualifying order placed that night.  RSVP by Wednesday, May 29 at 5pm if you'd like to join us.

I'm also offering a Class-To-Go Option AND, this month only, qualifying orders will receive an entry in the current Mystery Hostess Contest!

See complete details: "Last Thursdays" Class—May 2013.


French foliage - two cool

I was hesitant to do a Fall-themed card, but I couldn't resist using the gorgeous French Foliage set one last time.  It also paired so well with the retiring Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, More Mustard and Riding Hood Red colors that are featured on this card. 

French foliage - h

The card base is Bravo Burgundy, and the background has a piece of 3" x 4" River Rock card stock texture embossed with the Houndstooth Folder.

French foliage - h3

The 5" x 2-1/4" Whisper White card stock is layered with stamp images that create a collage effect.  I started with the script image randomly stamped three time in River Rock for a subtle patterned background.

The leaves are randomly colored directly on the rubber with markers: More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, and Bravo Burgundy.  TIP: Add the colors from lightest to darkest, so you don't contaminate the lighter markers with dark inks. 

The last layer was stamping the waterspots with Early Espresso to fill in the empty spaces. 

French foliage - h2

After matting the stamped piece on a 5-1/4" x 2-1/2" piece of Early Espresso, I wrapped it with Early Espresso Baker's Twine. 

The tag is made with the retiring Tiny Tags set, stamped in Early Espresso, then punched with the retiring Jewelry Tag Punch. It's adhered with a Mini Glue Dot under the twine bow. (So much easier than stringing it onto the twine!)

French foliage - v

I used the retiring Lacy Brocade Folder to texture the second card background. 

French foliage - v2

Gosh, I'm gonna miss this mini tag.  It's so teeny and cute and the perfect size for adorning card elements.  Sad, sad, sad…

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Events—Mark Your Calendars!

  • "Last Thursdays" Monthly Class—May 30
  • Demo Team Meeting—June 10 
  • Wow Techniques Class—June 14

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