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June 13, 2009

Kind and Caring Thoughts and an Inspiration Challenge


Over on Splitcoast Stampers today, there is an inspiration challenge (IC184) where you were to check out THIS website and find something that inspired you.  It is a site dedicated to how items are packaged.  You might be thinking brown boxes and packing tape, but this is MUCH more creative and encompassing than that.  It's a really neat site!  THIS is the picture I used for the inspiration of this set of CAS cards. 

I inked my stamp in each of the 4 colors that coordinated with the ones on the website, and then stamped them off and re-added color to some of the buds/blossoms using my markers to make those particular buds/blossoms darker than the others.  I hope you like them!






















Stamps:  Kind and Caring Thoughts (Hostess Level III stamp set)
Paper:  Whisper White CS
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay In Color classic ink and markers


  1. Oh, I love this idea, Marie! I can't wait to get my set this week and try this! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Very nice! I love your inspiration piece and your cards turned out absolutely perfect and beautiful! Great job!

  3. Gorgeous, Marie! I love the these!

  4. Marie! I love these! great way to show off those new colors and I love what you are doing with this set. tfs!

  5. I like the simple factor that you used on these cards.

  6. Awesome! Beautiful images done this way. Love them all.

  7. Wow! Marie, These are just beautiful! I love the colors and also the simplicity of them! TFS!

  8. FAbulous Marie! Love the variation in colours, it really adds interest to this beautiful collection!

  9. so pretty! love the look you acheived by stamping off!

  10. Like them?!?? They are spectacular! I can't believe what a stunning effect this simple technique has (stamping off then reinking some areas). WOW, this stamp is just perfect for it as well!! Love it!

  11. Thanks for the info on how you did this. It looks great and can't wait to try it!


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