Monday, June 22, 2009

Bloom Away Stamp-a-Stack

This is one of this month's Stamp-a-Stack designs.

The Elegant Eggplant card was inspired by a swap I got at Convention by Marie Ferguson (I don't think Marie has a blog, but if anyone knows otherwise, let me know so I can pop a link here). I loved the idea of using Bloom Away to make cards that require no watercolouring, so I borrowed it for this month's Stamp-a-Stack!
I'll pop back later with some more details on colours etc.

We have family dinner here tonight, and I'm a bit tired after going to the Simon and Garfunkel concert last night (yes I'm SUCH a music dag, and proud of it LOL). It was utterly brilliant. Paul Simon is a poet. I'm such a sop and had tears pouring down my face several times (no one warned me I would need tissues!). The harmonies were just sublime, and those lyrical melodies.... I was emotionally exhausted afterwards (and my hands were numb from clapping). Just amazing.

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Bloom Away, Cute and Curly, On Your Birthday, Sanded Background
ink: Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy
card: Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand
other: Wide Oval Punch, 1 3/8" Square punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Small Tag Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Crop-a-dile, Linen Thread, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, sponge dauber, dimensionals, Mat pack, Cutter Kit


  1. They are lovely Marelle. Very elegant. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Marelle - these are just drop dead gorgeous! I love the idea of noooooo water colouring too - only cause I'm pretty crappy at it! lol

    Thanks for always sharing your gorgeous creations!

    Luv Karen

  3. Great cards and I am so jealous that you got to go to the concert!! Glad to hear it was great!!
    Jane Logan

  4. Marelle, these are absolutely beautiful! I think you do amazing work. Hmmm...Simon & Garfunkel...wish I lived in Sydney and I would have gone too!!


  5. Sensational cards Marelle.
    I'm an enormous Simon and Garfunkel fan. I saw Art G at Twin Towns about 10 years ago and he was amazing. Would have loved to gone to the duo. Clever AND lucky you!

  6. GooDon't worry I had tears as well, especially when Bright Eyes was sung. I (52) went with my daughter (19) and surprise she wasn't the youngest there.
    Love your cards as well.

  7. nicest use of this set I have seen, well done!



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