Innovative Designs: Ink It, Stamp It, Create It with Maggie Mathern

7 April, 2009

A Window On The World

Filed under: Stampin' Up!, Stamping — Tags: , , — maggie mathern @ 11:19 am

When I got the chance to preorder some new stamp sets from the new catalogue, I jumped at the chance.  Particularly the Level 3 Hostess Set called Window Dressing.  I had so many ideas swirling around in my head for how I would use it.  The following card took me 2-3 days to complete.  I would get stuck on what I was trying to achieve, so walked away and left it on my desk.  I would return periodically from other activities around the home – read chores – and just look at it and try to determine what I needed to do to complete the task.  Oh how I wished for some new In-Color ribbon to match it.  

I stamped the image twice and coloured only the shutters and semi circular window at the top on one image and layered the second image on top.  I scored the shutters on the upper image so they are actually raised up at the sides.  This may not be too evident in the picture, but hopefully you get what I mean.  Anyways, here is my finished card.  Let me know what you think of it.  


Window On The World

Window On The World
















I was trying to work out what it reminded me of.  I finally have it.  It reminds me of Holly Hobby from years ago, especially with the spots in the background.  A classic kind of look.


Stamps:  Window Dressing, Spotted BG

Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Close To Cocoa, Watercolor Paper

Inks:  Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Close To Cocoa, More Mustard, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Black Stazon

Other:  Dimensionals, Snail, Aquapainter, SAMJ, Bone Folder (to score)



Bushfire Appeal – Final Contributions

Filed under: charity — Tags: — maggie mathern @ 11:00 am

I am so excited to be able to announce that as a result of all the wonderful customers around Australia whom purchased the advertised stamp sets through our Bushfire Appeal, together we raised $77,889.63  Awesome result!!!  In reality of course this figure is actually higher as it does not factor in that various demonstrators, myself included, donated our commissions during this time.

We really can and do make a difference.  Thanks everyone for your support.



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