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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!

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  9. beautiful colors on these cards!!

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  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!!!!

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

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