April Stamp Camp Samples

Posted by on April 2, 2009 in fall, Flowers | 2 comments

How cute is this card! I cased it (with very slight changes) from Nancy Littrell whose original can be seen at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1286796?si=big_shot The base is Basic Gray with the new “Walk in the Park” DSP from the Occasions Mini catalog. The Cameo Coral base of the butterfly is dry embossed with the polka dots texturz plate.

I apologize for the finger at the bottom, it was very windy outside 🙂 You should probably be sitting down when you read the following: this card was not, I repeat, was not cased. I know, it’s shocking but true 🙂 It uses a new set of mine, “Friends 24-7” and the Parisian Breez DSP. It’s a fairly simple card with some distressing, paper-piercing and Crystal Effects on the bird.

This card was cased with slight changes from Mary Beerman whose original can be seen at http://www.mystampindreams.com/2009/03/pick-petal-flower.html
Mary’s card has a lot more fun and elaborate details but I tried to keep it a little simpler for the stamp camp. The petals and flower center are stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft ink and embossed with Clear Embossing powder on the “Sweet Always” DSP, trimmed and popped up on Dimensionals. The flower stem is Celery grosgrain ribbon with thread basted through the middle and then pulled to gather the ribbon. I like clean edges so I punched a small hole at the end pulled the ribbon through and secured underneath. The Top Note die part is also popped up on Dimensionals.

This card was inspired by the one seen at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1270035?si=manhattan_rose
I used cardstock Vellum with the Manhattan Rose Textured Impressions die (pg 202 in the catalog) and sponged inks on the back using Sponge Daubers (Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Ruby Red). I layer it on Whisper White (put adhesive in the corners that would be covered by the Organza Ribbon), added the ribbon and then layered on Ruby Red cardstock. I used a 2-way glue pen to add a light outline of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the raised edges. The sentiment for Oval All is embossed with White EP on Whisper White and ink is sponged over it, layered on Ruby Red punched with the new Scallop Oval punch. Isn’t it pretty?

This card was inspired by “Heather T” whose original can be seen at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1266249?cat=604 I will never get tired of this set and will probably shed a few tears when (and if 🙂 they retire it. The trees in the background are stamped in Old Olive on Whisper White, trees in the foreground are stamped in Basic Black on either side. Old Olive is sponged heavily on the bottom grass area and softly on the top part. More sponing on the edges, stamp the sentiment (from Trendy Trees) in Basic Black, add some paper-piercing and Black Gingham ribbon, layer onto Basic Black and then Old Olive.

This way-too-cute card was cased but I’m still trying to find the original artist (I saved the card but not the link!). If you are the artist or know who it is, please post so I can give the proper credit. The original card used the green striped paper from the “Rockabilly Specialty” DSP so it looks more like an awning. She also used glitter on her flowers. I trimmed and popped up the flower tops and front parts of the pots.

Update: I found my original sample on another demo’s blog but it was a picture of a sample from the display boards at our Hawaii incentive trip. If you are the “unknown” demonstrator, please let me know 🙂

Update Update 🙂 My friend, Annette Wen, let me know that the original artist is Beverly Morales and you can view her card here: http://stampinalldaywithbev.blogspot.com/2009/03/flower-shop-card.html


  1. Hi Brenda,

    My third upline, Beverlee Morales, showed this as her share for the Hawaii trip. Her blog is http://www.stampinalldaywithbev.blogspot.com.


  2. Hey everyone, I’m glad that you like my card. Thanks for hunting me down, now I can check out your wonderful blog.

    Beverlee Morales

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