Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dare to Ink Up Neglected Stamps!

Hi Friends! Today is Wednesday, which means it's time for another Color Dare!! Riley has a fresh summer combo...So Saffron, Marina Mist, and Certainly Celery.

I started with a saffron card base, and added this layer of retired celery dsp. It was in my OLD stack! How old? It's from a simply scrappin' kit I purchased before I became a demo...and it is patterned only on one side! Yup, I've had it for it feels good to actually use it! I trimmed it out with my scallop trim punch. My image panel is whisper white, sponged with marina mist and certainly celery. I used my bird punch to get a branch in celery and saffron, adhered them with a glue stick, then embossed with my perfect polka dot impressions folder and the big shot. I used the scallop punch again, and layered it on saffron, also detailed with the scallops. My bird was stamped with a retired hostess set called Punch Potpourri...which I had never used! Good grief! I considered putting it aside to sell later, but I LOVE this bird! After stamping it, I used my bird punch, then popped it up with dimensionals, and used my black journal writer to give him an eye. I added some basic pearls, colored with my marina mist marker. I also used marina mist satin ribbon, and a bit of silver cord. The sentiment is from You're a Gem (duh!), stamped on the smallest circle of the sizzix circle die, and finished off with a colored pearl.

I hope you join us this week! Submit your project by Monday, and you be chosen as a featured stamper! Just use keyword CD107 in your online gallery!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. What a fabulous card, Kim. Don't ya just love those stacks of old DSP scraps. I have a drawer full. I love your layered scallops - so pretty.
    Have a greet day!

  2. And this is why we can't get rid of anything - the dsp and bird look wonderful together!
    Great use of the colors and overall a beautiful card. TFS!

  3. Such a cute and detailed card! You rocked this challenge!!!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the colors and the sweet birdie.

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  5. I love using up old stuff and giving neglected stamps some love!

  6. I know what you mean about neglected stamps and stash. Great way to use it up. Beautiful card. I love the bird!

  7. Beautiful! Love the little bird and the embossing.