Basket of Thanks

Basket of Thanks

What a wonderful weekend this was. Amelia’s mom was helping a friend move this weekend, and asked if Miss Amelia could stay here Saturday and Sunday since Wes was working. Of course I said yes, so we had a fun sleepover Saturday night. And, yes, there was popcorn. We love popcorn.

We had Fathers’ Day dinner here this year, and it was a hoot trying to get a family dinner ready with a toddler around. I think when the boys were little, we usually went to Mom’s for holiday dinners, so this was a first for me. I realized the difference in being a mom and being a grandma is – you don’t care if the house is a bit of a disaster when you’re older. Life is more important than having everything in place. And it all worked out. Dinner was fine, Amelia had fun, and no one tripped over her ginormous horse.

Even with all the “goings on,” I got a little time to craft. I’ve gone to the Great American Stamp & Scrapbook Expo for several years, and I love the watercolor look of the Art Impressions stamps. Some of my friends and I are taking a class next weekend, and I can’t wait. I decided to use the techniques with some of our Stampin’ Up! stamps.

Stampin' Up!, Basket of Wishes

I used the Basket of Wishes set that carried over from the latest Holiday Catalog for this card. I inked the basket with a Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped on Watercolor Paper – and, yes, a stamp pad would work just as well. Then I blended with a paint brush and water, and added some Perfect Plum shadows.

For the flowers, I inked the stamp with Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Chocolate Chip markers, then stamped the flowers in the basket. Using the paint brush and water again, I blended the colors. I was going to add some more flowers around the basket, but it looked good and I didn’t want to tempt fate, so I stopped here.

The image is matted on a piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock, then to a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper. I love this paper stack! It’s so versatile and adds so much to any card. I stamped the sentiment in Perfect Plum to tie in the shadows, then added a few Glitter Enamel Dots. I think they may be a little big; they tend to overwhelm the card, I think. I may move them around a little – but I still want them on the card. I love those embellishments!

This is a note card, by the way. I love the size, because you don’t have as much space to fill, but you can still mail it. And with the Envelope Punch Board, you can create an envelope that coordinates with the card. I suggest move of the Color Theory Cardstock Stack!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day.

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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4 Responses to Basket of Thanks

  1. Jackie says:

    This is a stunningly beautiful card Buffy!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susan Horr says:

    You did an awesome job watercoloring this card. it is beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

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