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I was the incredibly lucky winner of Irene Tan’s (Scrapperlicious) blog candy a few weeks ago and I loved the stamp set I received in the mail. It is Irene’s own design and that girl is not only a seriously talented scrapper, but a very good stamp designer as well! IMG

I sat down to play with my stamps almost immediately and this is what I came up with.

Message in a bottle

The background is made using Distress Inks in Weathered Wood and Faded Jeans and using Tim Holtz’ technique with Mini Misters (love those!) and a craft sheet. Then I stamped various images on it, a text stamp from Stamperia, postage stamp from Stamperia also, and a corner stamp from Panduro. Irene’s stamps are heat embossed on distressed and inked pieces of cardstock. The tag has an eyelet and raffia. The little rolled up piece of paper is also inked and distressed and tied with hemp for a nautical feel.

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Message_inside Message in a bottle_back

Thank you so much, Irene, for this beautiful stamp set! I know I am going to have so much fun with it!

Here’s a birthday card I made using a vintage photo downloaded from the internet.

Birthday card

The border stamp is made using two different Prima stamps from the Build-A-Frame set. I saw this on SasSa’s blog some time ago and adored the idea (and it is also on StampArtic’s site), so I tried it for myself and really like the look of it. Now I need to experiment with them to come up with variations! The background is made with Distress inks in tattered Rose and Milled Lavender and tons of copper Glimmer Mist (and oh boy, does it ever glimmer! LOL). The image sits on a panel embossed with Cuttlebug’s script folder, which is distressed and inked with Brushed Corduroy. The blue border is created with Fiskar’s Sunburst punch. The flowers are from a local craft shop, where they make their own flowers (aren’t they pretty?) and I have also used hemp around the image and lace underneath it. The sentiment stamp is from Stämpelboden.

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Birthday_back

That’s all I have to show today. Thanks for stopping by and all comments are hugely appreciated!

Minna

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