Friday, June 22, 2012

Getting Silly with Shells on the last day of the Blog Hop

Welcome to Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Company's 
                        June Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Welcome Poppies Featured June 19
I'm In Stitches Featured June 20
Island Life Featured June 21
Silly Shells Featured June 22
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Pat G.
Karen H.
Patty P.
Thrifty Stamper
Janis L.
Mark's Finest
We're wrapping up the week with Silly Shells! I love this shell. I stamped it three times and colored it in. I hated the first way I colored it but liked the second and thrid try! I decided to make two cards using the same color combinations.
*Thrifty Tip- If you have two items already colored and have out all your supplies make 2 cards! Why waste your time putting away your supplies and then dragging the back out again to make another card?

I decided to use the Sponged Tiles Technique for this card.
*Thrifty Tip-If you keep your eye out you can find kitchen sponges at discount stores. Family Dollar and Dollar General carry packages of them. You can find them at the dollar stores, too.
I wrote a tutorial on Sponged Tiles Technique HERE.

Please visit my blog often for Thrifty Stamping Tips!


Jo4Him said...

Great cards; same stamp but two different looks. Love the creativity. Thanks for sharing

Benzi said...

Very pretty! I do like how you used those sponges.

stamping sue said...

two great thirfty ideas! like your color sheme on your cards.
stamping sue

Lois said...

Interesting backgrounds on both of these cards. And I certainly agree with your little tip about making two different cards using the same supplies!

Katie said...

oh I cant wait to watch for more thrifty ideas...I love being thrifty...great techniques used on your cards...

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful cards. I'll have to ck out the sponging technique. Makes sense to make 2 cards when you have all the supplies out. I like all things sea shell. Have a sea shell collection in my master bathroom. Wallpaper theme of master bathroom is beach/sand castles/sea shells.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

JennyH said...

That mollusc sentiment makes me smile : )

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the sponging!!

Pat Garvin said...

Great background

Ravengirl said...

These look great! That is my favorite shell too!

Pam said...

Awesome and pretty one layer creations!

MariLynn said...

Beautiful coloring on the shells.

Janis said...

Love how you did both of these backgrounds. :) Janis

Georgei said...

like very much the background that you did on your 2 cards thank for showing

Sue D said...

Great techniques on your shell cards.

Debbie Moran said...

Great cards Thrifty, I can't wait to try out these new techniques.

Kathy Bradley said...

Very pretty cards, TS! By the way, TS - your tutorials are always awesome!

Winnie and Patty said...

2 GREAT CAS cards! Love them both. TFS

Laura P. said...

I think both cards are beautiful! After seeing them I will definately go to your tutorials!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your sponging technique in the background is prefect - really makes the image pop. Love it!

febe said...

Fun card on the sentiment. Awesome! :)

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