Apr 14 2010
On this date in 1828, the first Websters Dictionary was published. Contrary to what my kids think, I was not there for the first edition. But, I have owned a lot of dictionaries in the past and in fact, I have a Webster’s dictionary on my desk right now.
A lot of words have come and gone from the dictionary over the years. For example, a word included in that first edition was "gutturniform". Now, when is the last time you said someone was "shaped like a water pitcher". And I’m sure Mr. Webster couldn’t even fathom a Webinar, a word that was added this year.
I think rubber stamping is sort of like that. I always want to try the newest techniques and own the most recent products but I also keep returning to the old. My card today is very mch like one I did for a downline meeting in 2002. The cards had to be a "wow" because Shelli Gardner, the CEO of Stampin’ Up! asked to attend my meeting. What an honour! As a fairly new Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I went to the tried and true to create my cards. And that meant Poppin’ Pastels. It was many years before I did a workshop that didn’t include this technique.
For this card, I used the two step stampin’ stamp set. A Rose is a Rose. First, I stamped the bolder rose with VersaMark ink and used a sponge dauber to add the my lightest colour pastel, Blush Blossom. Next, I used a stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the second rose on top with VersaMark ink. This time I used a sponge dauber to apply my Rose Red pastel. I repeated the technique for the leaves using Certainly Celery and Old Olive.
After trimming the Top Note, I added it to a card of Rose Red cardstock with a Regal Rose layer and a strip of Thoroughly Modern designer series paper. Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon was added as well. Finally, I adhered three small half back pearls to the flat crystal beads from the Pretties Kit.
Thanks for listening to my walk down memory lane. Please post a comment and share one of your stamping memories with me.
Stamps: A Rose is a Rose. $49.95, #111560
Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper
Other: Stampin’ Pastels, Sponge Daubers, Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Stamp-a-ma-jig
A Rose is a Rose Stamp Set
$49.95, #111560, Set of 14
Page 99 of the Idea Book & Catalogue
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