Friday, March 13, 2009

Stamp Simply #78 - White Mats

Hooray ... it's Friday and that means it's time for another Stamp Simply Challenge over on Sharon Johnson's blog! Today, in Sharon fashion, she has a challenged us to use WHITE MATS on our card/project for a fresh, clean & springy look.

I purchased this image last weekend at Pat Catan's store for $1.00 and thought it would work perfectly for today's challenge. I stamped the image with Versafine black ink then embossed it with Gold Sparkle embossing powder. Next I colored it in using my Twinkling H2O color and an artist brush. My oval cut is not very good ... had to do it by hand, but you get the idea I'm sure. It seems there are different elongations to ovals ... and none of the cutting devices I have are of the right orientation for this image. My WHITE mat was run through the Cuttlebug using the swiss dot embossing folder. I also used the Spellbinder label tag diecut for my sentiment which is by Paper Inspirations. I stamped it with Craft white ink then Stampendous white embossing powder. The little white brads are by Making Memories. Finally ... to add a little "class" I've bordered my card and white panel with a gold Pilot marker.

Hope you like it and thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek!

UPDATE on DH: Over the next several weeks you will find me absent from my stamping and blog posting. Yesterday we met with all the pertinent doctors/staff at Cleveland Clinic where all the appropriate consent forms have been signed and questions answered before beginning this journey down the path of Mark's Stem Cell Transplant. Beginning next Tuesday (St. Patty's Day) Mark will have an additional port (Hickman Cathater) put in and Wednesday chemo will begin. There will be SOMETHING done everyday in preparation for the transplant. His admission to Cleveland Clinic will be April 7th and the transplant on April 16th. He will be in the hospital until at least the end of April. So if I can ask one more time ... please keep him in your prayers through this time that all goes well and it does in fact keep this ugly disease from coming back! Thanks my friends ... I will try to keep you up to date on his progress.


  1. Hi Darlene Love your card!!! Have a fabulous weekend.

  2. Beautiful card Darlene, I love that swiss dotted paper for backgrounds.
    I will certainly keep you and your husband in my prayers as I'm sure it will be a worrisome time for you both. Keep the faith and know God will be with you. Pat

  3. Beautiful! So perfect for Easter!

    (Got your update email earlier but haven't had time to respond yet!)

  4. Love you card Darlene. Didn't even notice that the oval was cut by hand. You did a great job. Coloring the image with the H2O has given it a stained glass effect.

    Praying for both you and Mark.


  5. LOVE that gorgeous card! It's beautifully colored.. Gotta love those Twinkling H2Os.

    And you know that you and Mark are in my thoughts and prayers, {{{Darlene}}}.

  6. Beautiful card! I'll be praying for you and your DH. I'll miss you from Blogland! Hurry back!

  7. I LOVE this card! It's Academy Award kind of good!


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