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Playing with new stamps

I ran across this stamp set Saturday at JoAnn. It's Me & My Big Ideas, and it has some really beautiful damask and toile images in it. Unfortunately, the quality of the stamps themselves is quite poor--the surface is uneven, so the images do not stamp well or easily. But, I thought I'd try them out, and I surprised myself a little bit. I really, really like how this first background turned out.

This damask image is what sold me on this set (okay, that and the 30% off). It is so delicate, and it is just what I have been looking for in a damask stamp. I also used one of my brand-spanking-new Nestabilities. Oh, how I have had fun with my Cuttlebug!

Card #1:
Paper: PTI White, Enchanted Evening
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening
Stamps: MAMBI unnamed set
Other: Cuttlebug tag die, Enchanted Evening twill ribbon

Card #2:
Paper: PTI White, Enchanted Evening
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, Enchanted Evening, Scarlet Jewel
Stamps: MAMBI, PTI Out On a Limb Sentiments
Other: Labels 1 Nestablilities, Scarlet Jewel Satin ribbon
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  1. The cards are so pretty. :) Glad you are enjoying your Cuttlebug!

  2. Lovely cards. The damask design is very pretty. Glad you got your cuttlebug. It is my favourite and most used tool.

  3. These both turned out great! I love the damask design

  4. Isn't it fun to play with new things! And great new avatar, did you get highlights? Pretty colors on your cards, and don't diss yourself! Surprised indeed, you're a great stamper.

  5. Really pretty. Hmmm...should I do a Joann run at lunchtime???? Love your new picture too.

  6. Cheryl these are both LOVELY!! Gotta LOVE that 30% off!!! :)

  7. Very pretty! I love the colors you used. And I love your new picture, too! :)

  8. So pretty! Love sales and love the colors!

  9. beautiful colors on these cards!!

  10. What a great idea on the second card - love how you carried the backround image onto the nestie square!!!! I will definatly have to case this one!!!!

  11. BEAUTIFUL work!! I LOVE everything about them. TFS.


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