Guest Stamper Colleen


I love creating and blogging.  However, I thought it would be fun to offer a little change-up by featuring periodic Guest Stamper spots from some of my readers.  Today marks my first "guest," my dear friend and paper artist:  Colleen.  She has been a supporter of my blog since it's "infancy" last November–always finding something special to say in a comment.  I think of her daily remarks as my "morning cup of positive energy."  Plus her card and envie are drop dead gorgeous!

Stamp set:  Fabulous Flowers, Tr?s Chic Background

Paper:  Stampin' Up! Watercolor Paper, Cameo Coral and Vellum, DCWV for Envelope

Ink:   Tr?s Chic Background in white craft ink, Fabulous Flower in Blush Blossom on Watercolor paper.  TIP:  Colleen used an Aqua Painter to gently add a tiny dab of Pretty in Pink to the middle of each petal and a tiny dab of Cameo Coral to the ends of each Petal (WOW)!  TIP:  She deliberately did not blend the colors as she personally likes the graduated color effect (and I do, too).

Extras:  Pearl Dew Drops, Stay Put Bow (link available on my right side bar), Clear Spica Pen to cast a sparkly finish to each petal.  She's not sure where the ribbon is from.

Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots on Vellum makes a beautiful horizontal panel and Stylized Flowers adds shape to the envelope (which was created with a Scor-Pal).

Thanks, Colleen, for sharing your talent and tips with the Stampin' Pretty crowd!

Hugs and Pretties . . . .M


  1. WOW! Gorgeous card. Your work is just lovely Colleen.

  2. WOW! Fabulous card and envie Colleen! Congratulations on being the guest stamper with Mary. She is fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very lovely card!

  4. Very pretty card Colleen. Love the colors! Congrats on being the featured stamper! So fun!

  5. Wow! Such an elegant and beautiful card. I love the colors.

  6. Grace Lange-Way

    I never thought of putting the envelope through the Cuttle Bug. What a fabulous card!

  7. WOW – Coleen’s card is indeed drop dead gorgeous!!! Love the colors and it is so elegant looking!!! The embossed envelope is beautiful too – great idea!!!

  8. Beautiful card Colleen. I love your envelope. Thanks Mary for sharing.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous!

  10. Colleen Kramer

    Thanks Mary…you are so sweet! And thanks to all the kind readers who have left such lovely comments!

  11. What a lovely card. I too love the gradual color changes in the flower petals. Very beautiful.

    That is neat that you are having a featured guest stamper.

  12. What a beautiful card, Colleen! I especially like the coloring on the flower. Thanks so much, Mary, for showing us another awesome stamper.

  13. What a pretty card! And what a lucky lady Colleen is to be featured on your blog.

    Congrats, Colleen!

  14. Oh my WORD – starting with a BANG – that is gorgeous!!

  15. Congrats Colleen!!!! Your card is amazing and the envelope is so pretty!!!

    God bless

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