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Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I must get back to Stampin'!!!
When I saw this cool stamp set from our Saleabration catalog,  I just had to have it(of course)!
 The stamp set is called 'Feeling Sentimental" and of course since I am a 'Jersey girl',this ferris wheel reminded me of the recent devastation that our shore towns were dealt with Superstorm Sandy.
So, I the wheel started turning...
My first thought was derived from an actual used card from the casinos in Atlantic City(don't worry i didn't lift it ;) I have several decks of used cards from there. 

 I thought about making the background look like the boardwalk,but then decided I wanted to make it a little brighter than wood planks.  So, I used our Woodgrain Embossing Folder on Naturals White Card stock.  I sponged this with some Island Indigo ink.
I stamped the ferris wheel image in Not Quite Navy to give it a softer color than the indigo.  I added a banner made with the following:

  • Ticket Punch and 'That's the Ticket' stamp set(available in our new spring catalog)and "Admit One"tangerine tango ink
  • An island Indigo tag made with the 'Hearts a flutter' framelits die and the new stamp set "Ciao,Baby!'(also available in the spring catalog)the "1" stamped in garden green ink
  • Another tag made with the 'hearts a flutter framelits and the stamp set"Occasionals Alphabet' "O is for One" stamped in real red
  • A strip of island indigo stitched satin ribbon
  • A knotted strip of real red stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • and lastly the banner was hung on Island Indigo Baker's twine
 I added the layer of daffodil delight card stock embossed with our Argyle Embossing Folder and lastly, made 2 1" square dice in real red card stock.(punch a hole in the top square and add a white square behind)Another "1!" 

Now, I think I should take a quick little trip up the parkway, go to Atlantic City, bet on 1, and see if I won???

Until Next Thought,