Stamping with Friends Blog Hop

Stamping With Friends Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends! I am thrilled to be here for this hop! I love masking, but I’ll be honest, I don’t do it as often as I would like. Now that we have the Masking Paper, it will make it a lot easier to do.

There are some really great stamp sets that work so good with the masking technique, and today I used Ranunculus Romance. I haven’t used this set yet and thought it would be perfect because of that script stamp. I love how the script stamp looks on it’s own, but I wanted to have it as a background for the flowers. Enter my masking paper!

First I used my Stampin’ Write markers to color the flower stamp and stamped the image on the Basic White card stock. Next, I die cut the flower image from the Ranunculus die set out of the masking paper. I set the die cut masking paper over the flower image on my cardstock and inked up the script stamp with my Sahara Sand Stampin’ Pad. I stamped the image three times, covering the entire flower and removed the masking paper. Remember, the masking paper is thin, but if you don’t give a little extra push on your stamp, you might get shadows around the edges of your masked image, as the paper does raise the stamp up a little bit. Check the edges of your stamp before pressing, though. You don’t want a halo around your image. Next, I cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Calypso Coral card stock and stamped the Drybrush background image in Sahara Sand. I added it to the card base with Stampin’ Seal. I took some white twine and used my Garden Green marker to color the twine and wrapped it around the Basic White image, added some Brass Butterflies and dimensionals and stuck it on the Calypso Coral card stock. I got the sentiment I liked from the set and stamped that on the inside of my card, and just like that, I had a masterpiece. haha

I made this card in about 20 minutes, thanks to the wonderful conversation I was having with my dearest friend, Linda Moore. We have a weekly phone call date where we discuss our business and our lives. It really is a time I look forward to from the second we get off the phone until the next Wednesday when we get to catch up. Never underestimate the value of a true friend. They can really bring so much to your life at a time when you need it most.

PS: If you don’t have a friend you can just chat with, send me a message. I would love to be a shoulder to lean on.

Until next time,

Stay crafty, Friends!

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15 thoughts on “Stamping With Friends Blog Hop

    1. Thank you!! This set really is great. I overlooked it for a bit, and I’m so glad I finally really took a look at it. I needed a replacement for my go to stamps that retired and this one just finally jumped out at me.

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    1. Thank you!! And I agree, this craft has brought me some of the greatest friends I could have ever asked for! I know so many people are feeling isolated right now, even with life trying to get back to normal. I just want to offer an ear to listen and a little hope.

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  1. Gorgeous card using a gorgeous stamp set. I also appreciate that you are willing to talk to someone who needs it. We need more people like you in this world!

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for your kind words! I have been in a place where I needed just to talk, not about anything in particular, but to just stop thinking about life’s stressors. I want people to know that there are others out here who care.

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    2. Thank you Candi! You’re too kind! I just want to be the Hands and Feet, or ears in this case! 😀 It’s really the least I can do when so many are going through so much right now.

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  2. Love your card. I don’t have this stamp set, but it might be on the list of “I need that”…lol
    Thank you for sharing and being the great person that you are.

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    1. Linda, you know I strive to give you reasons to make lists! lol And, thank you for making me want to be who I am. Your friendship is a major reason I’m willing to reach out more. I love you, Girl!

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