Here it is Saturday and I’m trying to put away paper, new rubber, and generally clean the studio.  But I got Smiley from  I know you stampers understand what I mean . . . you touch a stamp set to move it and all of a sudden . . . well you just can’t help yourself.  You are inspired and you MUST make a card.  In reality, you should be outside in the yard basking in the sunshine and doing some yard work.  Nah . . . pretend I never said that let alone thought about it.  Then once again you get sidetracked while you are writing your blog post, see something that bugs you and then have to clean it up.  Seriously, this could be called Adult ADD . . . . I like to think of it as the mind of a creative person.  As I look around my studio, I also realize that creative people are also pack rats.  But that’s a discussion for another time.

I’m sure by now, if you’ve even read this far, that you’re for me to quit babblin’.  I keep looking around at the mess, drawing a blank so I do guess it’s time to show you my card.


The image was stamped on Canson Watercolor paper and colored with SU markers and Koi water brushes.  The background of the image is very lightly colored with Barely Banana if you can’t see it in the photo.  The image and the panel below, were cut and embossed with Spellbinders Deckled Edged Rectangles and then the edges were sanded.  The background paper was sanded and sewn to a second panel.  To may the fun panel on the right side, I cut and embossed with Spellbinders Petite 5 ½ Deckled Scalloped Borderabilities.  The embossing was sanded to make it look worn.

  • Stamps: Bluebird from Artistic Outpost
  • Paper: Canson Watercolor; BasicGrey Periphery; Prism Mystic Light and Medium
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Coffee; SU Barely Banana, Rose Red, Old Olive and Ballet Blue
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Deckled Edged Rectangle Nestabilities and Petite 5 ½ Deckled Scalloped Borderabilities; Venture Foam Tape; Sewing Machine; Sanding Block; May Arts Ribbon; Button; Brads

Lets see if I can get back to cleaning without stamping some more.  Glad you stopped by today!

7 Responses to “Instead of cleaning . . .”

  1. NO CLEANING!!! You should just keep stamping!! (hehe….of course I should be cleaning and I actually came to your blog to look up a technique…so cleaning procrastinators of course want company!!)

    This is gorgeous!! I was just cruising thru Tim’s blog (trying to find the technique…think I’ll find it quicker on your blog!) and (sigh) I so admire how you two can make a wonderful collage of different colors/textures/images. Need to break out of my “creative” box that I’ve put around myself. Need to get over my fear of “what if I mess up?”…..

    ok…off to look thru your blog for my technique

  2. Love the card! See … you were meant to stamp instead of clean! It’s the weekend!! (And what’s that trash talk about pack rats?? hahahahaha)

  3. OMG! I adore that bluebird stamp set. It’s perfect! Fabulous card, Sherry.

  4. so cool, love the soft coloring and how this would work very well for a masculine card too!

  5. I am so glad you picked up that stamp set…just look at the beautiful card you created!!! Besides, those dust bunnies will wait till another day!!

  6. Beautiful Sherry – thanks for using Artisic Outpost images!

  7. Hi

    What a wonderful card I love the beautiful stamp. I’m easily distracted from housework too.. funny how the best inspiration hits when you are ‘meant’ to be doing other stuff.


    Billie 🙂

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