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Oh So Burgundy

Well its not my usual colour combination but I do like how these cards turned out.

As most of you know I do a lot of Stamp A Stacks and I totally love them. I’ve recently picked up a couple of regular ones and one group is definitely challenging me to go outside my ‘comfort zone’. This week was no different! I dont usually think to use the Kraft cardstock for the base card but think I’m going to have to more often as it really does go with everything. Burgundy is another colour I dont normally use – not that I dont like it I’m just too busy with my Olives, Pinks and various shades of Purple!

I also used my favourite background stamp – weathered along with the floral background (a stamp I dont use enough!) and the circle of friendship set which goes so well with my punches!

I must say though that I do love the Oh So Lovely Hostess set and its such a bonus that you can earn it for free just for holding a demonstration – and who doesnt like free stamps?

So the girls will be doing this set tomorrow and I do hope they like it as much as I do! Actually I think I need to make more of these and send them out as happy mail.

Update … well the ladies loved them!

I thought I’d show you the card closer so you can see the weathered and floral backgrounds.

I just love how I can make my own ‘patterned papers’ with cardstock and the gorgeous Stampin’ Up Background stamps and they are such a bargain for their size. I’ve seen stamps for the same price just a quarter of the size!

The ladies at my Stamp A Stack spoilt me today. I received birthday cards and then out came the birthday cake complete with candles and song!

Such a special treat and they dont know just how touched I was by their wishes today.

Well I’d better get organised for Friday’s Stamp A Stack as I have some ladies coming Thursday to help me celebrate my birthday with stamping, coffee and cake – who could ask for more??

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8 Comments

  • Reply Michelle

    Great colour combo! Love the cards Leonie! Happy
    birthday for tomorrow!

    17 September, 2008 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Dotty

    FANtastic!!! Now, all I need is some “time” to make some of these as I DO have this set!

    16 September, 2008 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply carol marbach

    beautiful!!!!! love the burgundy with the kraft. two colors that i never use either.

    cheers ~ carol.

    15 September, 2008 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply kerri

    your group are going to love these.

    15 September, 2008 at 6:03 pm
  • Reply Kristie

    These are just gorgeous Leonie! I only used Burgandy for the very first time last week!!! But I’m loving Kraft at the moment…it really does just go with everything 🙂

    15 September, 2008 at 5:04 pm
  • Reply Sarah-Jane Kale'

    These cards are gorgeous Leonie. I’ve just recently fallen in love with the Oh So Lovely set and now you’ve given me more ideas for it. THANKYOU!!!

    Sarah
    xx

    15 September, 2008 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Lisa Martin

    They are truly spectacular Leonie – I love your work – you are a true inspiration!

    15 September, 2008 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Libby

    What a wonderful colour combination, Leonie. I just love these cards. Thanks for sharing with us.

    15 September, 2008 at 6:51 am
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