Embrace Life

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Embrace Life in Razzleberry…

I’m back with another of the cards I made at the Team Stamp Camp. Remember I took limited supplies away with me so even though I think the cards are pretty basic I was still happy that I was able to create.

There’s a bit of a story behind this card. One of our fellow team members wasn’t able to attend the camp due to breaking her ankle and need surgery only a few days prior to the camp. Just to let her know we were all still thinking about her, quite a few of us made her a card which was delivered the Sunday afternoon by some of her good friends that still attended camp. I made my card, wrote in it, popped it in an envelope, sealed it, gave it to the lovely ladies for delivery and then realised that I didn’t snap a picture first.

Oh well, what do you do?

Make another…….lol

And so I did and this time I remembered to take a photo.

Stamp set: Embrace Life
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Watercolour Paper
Inks: Stazon Black, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Accessories: Old Olive 1/4” grosgrain ribbon, Polka Dot Textured Impressions Folder, Clear Rhinestone Brads, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots.


Till next time……

Mystery Challenge

The first challenge we were given at Stamp Camp was a Mystery Challenge. We were given a paper bag with the mystery items inside which we had to create something with. We didn’t have to use everything just so long as we used something.

Inside the bag was an A5 piece of Soft Suede cardstock, a piece of Kraft, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla cardstock, some Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon and a sweet treat cup. I ended up using all bar the Kraft cardstock and the Sweet Treat cup and had to add a little extra Soft Suede and Very Vanilla cardstock.

This is what I came up with.

The main image has also been stamped randomly over the Pink Pirouette cardstock using Versamark ink but I’m not sure you can see it in the picture.

These are not colours I would normally grab to use together but I don’t think it turned out too bad. Remember I had limited stamp sets on hand and even though Marelle had quiet a few of hers there I was trying to use what I took.

When packing for camp I tried to restrict myself so I didn’t end up returning home with lots of things I needn’t have taken as I didn’t use them. I’m happy to report that the only thing I could of taken less of was ribbons but seeing how I only packed about 6 – 8 it really wasn’t a lot of space anyway. You know what would have happened if I didn’t have them though……. I would have needed them.

Stamp sets: Embrace Life
Card: Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla
Ink: Veramark, Stazon Black, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Soft Suede
Accessories: Scallop Edge & Word Window punches, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, SAMJ, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Aqua Painter

Till next time……

Embrace Life

Here’s another set that I haven’t inked in ages but I also decided to play with some retired colours.

I’m using that layout again that I’m really liking at the moment and did create 3 cards but I’ve already given one away and didn’t realise my photo hadn’t downloaded to my computer correctly so I can only share 2 of them with you. I might just have to recreate the other again….

Just briefly about computers, it seems mine is finally fixed and working correctly (I’m touching wood while typing this so I don’t jinx myself) and it turns out to have just been an updated driver required for my Vista laptop. I’m sure the company wish they had of tried this first before replacing USB’s, RAM and a Graphics Card. Oh well I guess that’s for all the problems I had to put up with……

So back to the cards.

I pulled out my retired Ginger Blossom DSP and some River Rock and Groovy Guava cardstock from last years In Colors to make these. I love this years but I still miss last years and seeing how I still have plenty in my stash I guess I should use some of it.

This card was actually the second card I made. Card 1 was the one I gave away.

Card 2

For this card I’ve started out with a base of Ruby Red, scallop edged a piece of River Rock and then added some Ginger Blossom DSP in a Groovy Guava print onto the River Rock as shown. This was then is adhered to the main card.

Next I created my Scallop Edge Medallions in River Rock and a slightly smaller one in Ruby Red. This is layered onto the main card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I’ve then stamped the flower onto Watercolor Paper using Stazon Jet Black ink and watercolored using an Aqua Painter and inkpads in Groovy Guava & Ruby Red. I have then cut out the flower, used a white gel pen on the stamens, added a white half back pearl to the centre and attached to the medallion using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final step was to stamp the sentiment onto watercolour paper using Stazon Jet Black and punch out with the Word Window Punch. I’ve daubered the edges with River Rock and again attached to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.



The next card is the same layout just using a different piece of Ginger Blossom DSP and changing the colours.


Card 1


So for this one I started out with a Groovy Guava base and used Ruby Red for the scallop edge piece.

The medallion is Ruby Red and Groovy Guava. I coloured the flower image again using the Aqua Painter and inkpads this time using Groovy Guava, Cameo Coral and Ruby Red. The stamens have been coloured with a Ruby Red marker and I’ve added a vanilla half backed pearl to the centre this time as the DSP has more of a cream feel than a white.

The sentiment is done the same again but this time I daubered the edges with Ruby Red.





So do you miss last years In Colours? Maybe you have some left too and hopefully I’ve inspired you to play with them again. Feel free to leave a comment and a link to your latest creation using some retired items.


Happy Stamping