Saturday, August 16, 2014

Summer Sunshine and Grass hand-stamped card

Sunshine, it's a beautiful thing!  It warms you, feeds you much needed Vitamin D and brightens your day!  I love that this cool new Ray of Sunshine stamp set delivers a classic, beautiful sun image with a vintage face that would fit with fine art.  Create a quick, easy and pretty hand-stamped card that will deliver sunshine to all who receive it. 
Create this card with:
Ray of Sunshine stamp set (wood 134339/clear 134210)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Old Olive card stock (100702)
Daffodil Delight ink pad (126944)
Versa Mark ink pad (102283)
Gold Embossing Powder (109129)
Heat Gun (129053)
Embossing Buddy (103083)
Fringe Scissors (133325)
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Stamping this pretty sun is easy when you use the Stamp-A-Majig and/or use the Clear Mount Rubber Stamp.  See how to use the Stamp-A-Majig with this Video Tutorial:
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Stamp this pretty sun using the Stamp-A-Majig and Daffodil Delight ink.  Rub the surface of the card, after stamped, with the Embossing Buddy.  This will prepare the surface for embossing! 
Once the surface is prepped, stamp the face and sentiment with Versa Mark ink.  Cover with the Gold Embossing Powder (which will stick to the Versa Mark ink).  Shake off the excess and then heat set/melt into a rich, elegant gold metal accent using the Heat Tool.  This is one of my favorite techniques and my kids call it 'magic'.
Such a Pretty card... but it's a little plain.  Adding the strip of the Old Olive card stock is easy to do. Take it up a notch and mimic the grass (that I so love to walk through) using the Fringe Scissors.  This is a wonderful whimsical accent to this hand-crafted card.
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During these last few days of Summer to the cold, darker days of Winter... send a card filled with Sunshine that is sure to brighten your day.  With a cool rubber stamp set that will deliver some sunshine and warm wishes, it's amazing how easy it is to brighten someone's day.  Create and Celebrate life, those in and around yours with a hand-stamped card! 

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Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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