Stampin’ When I Can!

May 16th, 2007

I didn’t think I would get to stamp at all this week, but I managed to get a couple of hours of stamp-room-exile this morning while the housekeepers were here.  Even though my stamp room is so piled up that I can’t even walk around or get to my desk I did manage to carve out a small space on my table and find a way to get to my chair!  YEA!  I made several cards, so I will have some stuff to share the next couple of days.

The first card I want to show you is one we did in my technique class last Friday.  With this card I taught Faux Framing.


Faux Framing is such a simple and pretty technique!  Just cut or punch a shape out of some copy/printer paperto use as a stencil – in this case I used my coluzzle to cut an oval – then sponge color inside the shape and stamp your image.  Here I sponged Barely Banana and Marigold classic inks and then stamped Petal Prints in Buckaroo Blue.  Petal Prints is another set I hate to see retire.  I kept this card very simple and calm since I don’t think bling and glitter are appropriate for sympathy cards.

Since I had Faux Framing on my mind I made this card this morning.


Again I used the coluzzle to cut and oval and this time I sponged Barely Banana and More Mustard directly on a square Fabriano notecard.  Then I overstamped with the Linen Background inked with More Mustard.  This beautiful image from Song Birds (another favorite set that is on *the list* boo-hoo!) was stamped in Palette Hybrid Noir Black ink and watercolored with watercolor crayons.  Two shades of green organdy ribbon and some prima flowers finish off this simple no layers card.

And now I’m late for work and have to run.  Happy Hump Day!

7 Responses to “Stampin’ When I Can!”

  1. Debra Says:

    Your Faux Framing is beautiful! Great cards!

  2. Allison Says:

    Awesome…for a second there, I thought it was my blog (given the post title!)…

  3. Michelle R Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! You have inspired me to get out my coluzzle templates!

  4. andeecate Says:

    So beautiful Jami!!! Love them both!

  5. leslierich Says:

    This is something I haven’t done yet, but it’s really a beautiful effect. Also, I love that layered look without the layers. I do love to layer, but I like cards that can fit in an envelope and mail easily. I don’t mind extra postage, but I don’t want to have to mail them in a box! Your cards are perfect mailable art!

  6. diane mcvey Says:

    Really beautiful cards! What a great way to make an image POP! Thanks so much 🙂

  7. Suck it up Cupcake! Says:

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