Apr 5, 2019

Friendships Grow // Flashback Friday

Last Friday I posted a card made with some really old stamps and titled the post "Flashback Friday". I thought it would be fun to try inking up some of my very rarely (or never!) used older stamps and post those creations on Fridays. I have no idea how often I will have the time to do these "Flashback Friday" posts, but that's ok as they are just for fun.

I did find some more time to play this week using an old stamp set from Stampin Up - Friendships Grow. I don't know about you, but I love the old Stampin Up sets. Back then when they were current many of the sets were out of my price range, and I actually found this set at Goodwill for just $2.00 a few years ago. But sadly, I have not inked it up until now. 


To make my card I stamped the image with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink on Bristol Vellum paper. Zig Clean Color markers and a Zig Detailer waterbrush were used for coloring. I wanted to make a little scene with the image, so I inked up just the flowers from this stamp and masked off the girls with post it notes and stamped the flowers on each side of the girls. Next I stamped the image on a post it note, did some quick and simple fussy cutting to place this over my colored image, and then I stamped a line of trees in the background. This is another old stamp I purchased online a few years ago -  by PSX F1550.


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I used Distress Oxide ink Iced Spruce to stamp the trees with. The birds are from a little more recent set (but still a couple of years old) set by Penny Black - Spread Cheer. It's actually a stamp with lots of birds, but I masked off all but two to use on my card, stamped with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink.

The sentiment is part of the Stampin Up stamp set. I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink again for stamping. The edges were all distressed.  I used some retired designer paper to mat the image panel. The card base is Hero Arts Dove White 100lb card stock.As you can see I tied a bow with some sheer ribbon, another item I use so rarely, but I thought it fit the image style so well. 


Stampin Up Friendships Grow // PSX F1550 (both retired but are probably available on ebay or etsy) // Penny Black Spread Cheer // Versafine Clair Nocturne // Distress Oxide Iced Spruce and Distress Oxide Pumice Stone // Strathmore Bristol Vellum // Hero Arts Dove White 100lb Cardstock // SU Retired Designer Paper // Zig Clean Color Markers // Zig Detailer Waterbrush




I am also sharing with these challenges:

Stamplorations Challenge - Stamps and Watercolors (I used Zig Clean Color Watercolors)
Stinkin' Inkers - Trees // Double D Challenges - Beautiful Watercolors // As You Like It Challenge  - Favorite Coloring Medium (Love my Zig Clean Color markers, because I find them quick and easy to use and love the watercolor look) // Cardz 4 Galz - Flora or Fauna (I really do love both) // Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Outdoor Scenes // Moo-Mania & More - Polka Dots // Pattie's Creations - Flowers // Craft-Dee BowZ - Bows // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Pattern Paper
Anything Goes:


Thank you so much for stopping by today and your interest in my "Oldies but Goodies" creations. Hope I can inspire you to dust off some of your old stamps too 😃


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18 comments:

  1. Pure delight! What a lovely and beautiful creation! A*M*A*Z*I*N*G !!!Thank you very much for joining us over at Moo Mania & More ! Have a great weekend!
    Susi xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Susi! Happy I was able to join in with your Polka Dots challenge this week!

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  2. This is so sweet an image. Thanks for sharing the process

    Much💝love

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  3. This is so sweet and adorable!! I love the scene you've created!! The colors are beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. So pretty! Love your sweet images. Somehow they remind me of a children's book! Thank you so much for playing iwith the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and hope you will join us again soon.

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  5. What a sweet scene you have created Ellie - it's gorgeous!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. WOW! A flashback for sure! I haven't inked up this stamp in years ... thanks for inspiration! Your card is ADORABLE! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Watercolor’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Darlene and for nice comment. Happy I could join in at Double D this time and looking forward to playing again soon!

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  7. What a pretty scene and card! I had this stamp set once, (maybe I still do, I'll have to look) but I think I may have sold it.

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  8. A sweet card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

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  9. This is such a classic stamp set and a darling card! ♥ Sue Kment

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  10. Just wonderful

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

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  11. Saw your sweet scene on the AI challenge site! This is one of my favorite SU sets! Love the scene you have created.

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  12. Very sweet card, what a lovely bargain the stamp was for $2!
    Thanks for joining in with the AYLI challenge

    Anne x
    https://learningtojive.blogspot.com/
    http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.com/

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