Sunday, September 16, 2012

Heartfelt Thanks



Happy Sunday...I'm popping in with two quick cards for this week's ColourQ Challenge.  I got a new set with borders from WPlus9...so I thought I'd play along and use my new stamps. 

First up...a gradient ink pattern using stripes...the ink wasn't applying just right, but I am okay with the grainy feel.  Question for you:  do you prep your stamps?  I never do...wondering if it helps?


Second up...is my attempt at create a plaid pattern. I think I need a grid stamp to do this well or maybe a Stampamig...but I don't have one...so they are not quite lined up perfectly!


Well...I have to run now...running a bit late and need to start getting ready for the day...Ryan has a baseball double header!  Hope you a relaxing Sunday!

20 comments:

  1. Your invisible cards are lovely but would love to see them up close and personal ;)

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  2. Oh good. It's a relief to know it's not just my computer!

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  3. I can't see them either :( I am bummed because Lynn's cards are the best! Hope to see it soon, Lynn! Have a fab weekend! *hugs*

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  4. Love the stripes! I have tried rubbing my stamps with an eraser. Sometimes it helps, not always.

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  5. Great cards, Lynn! I never prep my stamps. Sometimes if I am having an issue with an image holding ink, I will stamp the image in Versamark first. I do not have to do this very often.

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  6. I couldn't see them at first - but when I went in much latrer they were there!! I think they are both great.

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  7. Both of you cards are so much fun, I love the stripes. The sentiments on both cards are fantastic. I have prepped and not prepped but when it really matters I find either a couple test runs on scrap or using VersaMark before ink helps. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

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  8. Both adorable cards! The stripes look great and so does the plaid! So fun!!

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  9. Love both cards Lynn, and yes I always run a rubber/eraser over my clear stamps ... Ange

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  10. Now I can see them! I can't believe you did that plaid so well without a Stampamajig! I didn't use one of those for the first ten years I stamped and now I can't stamp without it. It does make life much easier!

    I don't prep. The one time I did, I blemished the finish, so that was a bummer. Sometimes it's a pressure thing and I've had to use trial and error to apply the right pressure in the right place.

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  11. Love, love, LOVE what you've done with those border stamps, girl! So deliciously CAS!

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  12. Aaaaahhhhhm, there they are :) Brilliant use of the colours and CAS designs!

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  13. Beautiful cards, Lynn, love those stripes! So happy you joined us this week at the colourQ.

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  14. LOVE how you were able to use all of those colors to make your two cards! The stripes and the pattern are very striking! Glad I was able to see them!

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  15. I can't believe you think that's not straight...it looks super straight to me! And how cool that you made your own plaid!

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  16. Oh how I'm diggin' the stripes, Lynn! Stamped to perfection IMHO!
    Hugs!
    x

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  17. Sometimes perfection hinders a design, and in your case I really like the way these are stamped. Sure does bring texture and a bit of movement to an otherwise static design. Great play in colors! I just pulled out a finished piece of the recipe you gave me the other day, can't wait to try it after it cools off.

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  18. Great cards! Love them both! Thanks for joining us at the CQC!!

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  19. I've really missed a whole week of your blog?? What on earth have I been up to? Love how you've used these lines... makes me think I gotta go relook in my stash.

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