Hello stampers and happy Friday to you. On this Good Friday I have a Happy Easter card for you. I used the retiring stamp set To A Wild Rose as well as the Word Wishes dies. This card was built around the word “blessed” from To A Wild Rose. Both the font and the size of this word and the other sentiments in this set are really nice and versatile.
Here in southern Ontario we are heading into another lockdown situation so that is unfortunate. Thankfully the weather is getting nicer which makes it really lovely to be outside. Spring flowers and green grass give renewed hope. Of course, Good Friday and Easter Sunday give the most hope of all. I cannot imagine my life without knowing Jesus as my Saviour and Lord. That is why I made this card to share with you today! I hope you like it.
If you want to see another lovely To A Wild Rose card that I made last year, then check out this blog post for another great technique and pretty colour combination. Here is one more blog post featuring To A Wild Rose. This makes me quite happy because I was feeling a bit guilty that I hadn’t used this stamp set enough!
My Blessed Easter card is a z-fold card made with a base of thick basic white 4 1/4″ by 11″ scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″. The front panel was run through the die cutting machine with the Painted Textures embossing folder. It measures 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″. All my flowers were stamped in daffodil delight and the leaves are pear pizzazz. All dies used except for the word Easter are from the To A Wild Rose bundle. “Easter” comes from the Word Wishes dies. I have another blog post that also uses the Word Wishes dies. Check it out here.
Guided Tour of Retiring Items
I made a video showing the retiring items from the annual and mini catalogs. You can see it here but you would be wise to skip through the first two minutes as I have some technical issues with sound.
The benefit from watching this video is that I share my favourite things that I would not want my stamp room to be without. As much as I use the annual catalog throughout the year, I am amazed at how much I overlook until the Last Chance list is announced.
Thanks so much for joining me today and a special thank you for supporting me throughout the last week as I battled technological challenges. Several times I was live on either YouTube or Facebook either not knowing it or doing it very wrong!! Your support and encouragement is heartwarming. What a wonderful stamping community I have. Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend, I hope you get to see some family and friends but above all that you feel the love of Jesus.
Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. I am quite aware that it is already late Wednesday, but I am determined to squeeze in a blog post today. To A Wild Rose was a stamp set that I always considered to be very pretty, but I really didn’t NEED another flower set. Well. That all changed when I received this card as a swap at our Twin Teams Gathering last Thursday.
To A Wild Rose
This thirteen piece stamp set was desinged by Million Sales achieer Mary Ellen Byler and it comes as a bundle. It is a two-step DistINKtive stamp set which means it looks like you did a LOT of work to make each image. Phyllis Farandatos is the creator of this beautiful card. She uses a technique which I haven’t used in a very long time. When my bundle comes in I will make a video showing you how it is done. It is called dry embossing. Let’s take a look at her card!
Dry Embossing Detail
Here is a closeup of the card so you can see the beautiful detail of the dry embossing. Thanks so much Phyllis for your lovely card. You inspired me to purchase this bundle. I can’t wait to create with it and use it at a class. I am indeed “blessed and grateful to know you” and that is one of the sayings in this set. One of the nice things is that if you choose to purchase this bundle, you qualify for a free saleabration item. You can also put it in your starter kit OR choose it as your bonus free stamp set when you choose to get this great kit. Unlike our other kits, you can put whatever you want in the starter kit. Read more about that here.
You can see clearly how this stamp set makes you look super artistic, right? See all the variations in colour? That is simply achieved by inking up the stamp. Wow!!
Happy Mail in Canada Contest
Do you want to have a chance at winning a masculine stamp set of your choice from the mini catalog? I am hoping to surprise Gerard when he comes to Canada. He was so impressed with all the cards that you sent to me while I was in Holland that I thought it would be nice for him to get a surprise too. I will blog about your cards and you will also get a chance to win a stamp set. How much fun is that? Of course I will also do a video of him opening his cards when he comes. March 29 is the day he comes, but who is counting down the days? Please mail his card to Gerard van der Sar, c/o Jackie Bultje 81 Delaware Ave, Chatham, Ontario N7L 2W3.
Thanks so much for joining me. Did you see in yesterday’s blog post that I am giving away a Valentine’s stamp set from Paper Pumpkin? All you have to do to be entered into the contest is to comment on my blog post AND share the post to social media. If you click on the Facebook or Pinterest icon, you will be able to do just that. It is even better if you add a personal note. Thanks a lot, and good luck. I will do the draw next week Friday. Have a super day!