Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Thursday Friends!

What a Great Day, friends!  It is cloudy and dreary here in So. Texas, which to some may sound terribly boring.  But we have been in a drought lately, and really do need some rain. There is 50% in the forecast today and tomorrow, so I am riding high in the hopes we get some rain.

My card today is a happy card, celebrating a Friend.  The stamped image is one of Janie's Girls stamps from Hot Off the Press, and is stamped in Memento black ink and colored with Copic markers. When dry, I fussy cut around the image, leaving a thin white border around the entire image. 

The background is a piece of glossy white card stock with Alcohol Inks from Ranger marbled on.  I played with a full 8 1/2" X 11" piece of glossy paper, and then trimmed it down to four A2 size backgrounds when done. The doily die is from Cheery Lynn Designs and makes a wonderful background for the image. The word Friend is also a Cheery Lynn Design, and was cut from black card stock, then glued to the bottom of the card. 

This card was just pieces put together to form a pleasing image.  When I have spare time, I like to color stamped images, and play with making background papers. I then cut them into usable sizes and file them for when I don't have so much time, and need to make a quick card.  I hope you will try this when you have a few spare minutes.  Play with your dies, stamps, and backgrounds, trying new products and papers.  Then when you need a quick card, you will have many pieces to choose from.  Happy Stamping!


  1. This is so adorable, Mindy!! The image is so cute!! The doily you used behind her is perfect!! Fun and fabulous card my friend!! The weather has been so strange here - I've had to wear a jacket the last two days - in the middle of July!! But it's supposed to start heating up tomorrow. Have a great day my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. What a great card for a you background papers you have made and a great idea to do ahead...I made some of the shaving cream backgrounds and love them..but I haven't a clue where I put's hard getting old I tell ya!!!

  3. I love this card! The Janie girl with her arms and legs outstretched across your doily makes it looks like she's having lots of fun! it reminds me of an action one of the 3 Stooges or a dancer might do. I love the rain!