My stamping friend Mike Funke (you raved about his past work) has two more amazing cards to share as today's Guest Stamper. When he emailed these tr?s cool beauties to me using the Stampin' Up! Thoughts and Prayers stamp set (113252), my mouth dropped and I said "yeah, baby!" Does this guy know how to take card design to a new level or what!
those tiny scraps we all save!. The card is made of Very Vanilla card stock. I
used a Making Memories 1/2" punch and punched all the squares. Attached them to a piece of Basic Black card
stock. Then inked up the tree stamp with Basic Black Classic ink. The flower
is made from a Creamy Caramel punch from the Trio Flower punch and a Basic Black
punch off center. A Basic Black brad finishes it off. It is mounted to the
card on a Stampin' Dimensional. Strips of Basic Black card stock are topped
with strips of Creamy Caramel.
From Mike: The "Thinking of You" card was created on Whisper White card stock, front
and back corners were rounded. I printed the tree stamp four times–once on
YoYo yellow, once on Kiwi Kiss, and twice on Old Olive. The Scallop Oval Punch (114889, Occasions Mini catalog) was
used to punch out the left and right sides of the tree from Old Olive and the
center from Kiwi Kiss. The three ovals were matched up with the impression
on the Yoyo Yellow card stock and mounted using Stampin' Dimensionals. Thinking
of You… was printed in Basic Black on Whisper White card stock, notched and
mounted on the YoYo Yellow card stock. The YoYo Yellow was notched with the
Ticket Corner Punch and mounted to the Kiwi Kiss card stock. 5/8" white
Grosgrain ribbon was tied around the Kiwi Kiss and the entire section was then
fastened to the Whisper White card stock base.
Let's give it up for Mike!!!! I almost have him convinced to do a blog . . . However, I DID convince him to get a watermark–that's Horus the Egyptian God. Click here for a little background on Horus.
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