The musings and offerings of a burgeoning greetings master

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mr. Cardmaker is a User

I have been collecting all kinds of stuff for a couple of years now.  Paper, brads, stamps, inks, paper, cutters, glitter, stamps, paper, embossing powder, paper, stamps......oh, and some paper.  Other stuff too.

Anyway, I am making it my mission to use ALL of my stamps this year.  Of course, I will also buy more.  I feel it is my duty to support the stamp-making community.  I am going to drag out each set, one-by one, and use them!  I also have a love-it-or-die rule going on.  Sorta self-explanatory there, right?

However!  I did pull out a set that I have not given much use, and I did create a card with it.

I made this-
This was made with GinaK Designs set called Nesting.  I have previously used this set on THIS POST, and decided to see what else I could come up with.  I liked the nest image, and I like how the eggs on the yellow piece sort of reinforce the eggs in the nest.  There's just a little copic action happening on the nest and eggs, too.

The DP is from DCWV, and the card stock is all from SU, with the exception of the scalloped oval.  That's from DCWV as well.

The flourishes are done with an Inkadinkadoo set called Dot Flourishes, and they're stamped with Versamark.

I am also experimenting with doing MORE layers.  I am always so impressed by these cards I see with SO much great stuff going on. 

This could certainly be an all-occasion card, but I did stamp Happy Birthday inside. 

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  1. A lovely image - a nest can bring all sorts of ideas to mind - a new birth, cleaning house, spring...and I love the way you have used it here. Gina makes so many wonderful stamps...I'm happy to see you getting good use from yours.

  2. You are in good company with the collecting! I just updated my stamps and was amazed at what I haven't used.
    I really like how you used this image and your layers-oh yea I am a layer girl

  3. Oh dear...I'd never get anything done except stamp if I tried to use them all in one year! lol... And they just keep coming! I very much like your card. The nest is beautiful, and I like the border treatment at the bottom of the card. Great job, Mr. Cardmaker!!!

  4. Ohh that is uber cool Richard!! I love the coloring of the nest and eggs!! And this is where I refuse to admit that I actually have more stamps than I could use in a whole year even if I stamped daily??? Heeeheee!!!

  5. Richard, the nest image along with the egg trim...couldn't be more perfect. Well done, friend. :)

  6. Love it or die - you're so hardcore, Richard! I'm just not sure a year would be long enough to use all my stamps. You know what that means, don't you? You need more stamps! :) Love your sweet nesty card - it's egg-cellent!

  7. Well, I think it's just stellar. The movement alone is wonderful. You've got lines and ovals and paper piercing and ribbons pointing to the left and brads moving the eye down and and around...great activity going on here! LOVE the triple oval layering of your nest. That arrangement looks fantastic. :)

    Do not fear the dark side of layering young Padawan.....we have cookies!!!! ;)

  8. awww, this is so darn cute, love your card! Greetings!


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