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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Dolce Stamps and Cards Design Team and Blog Candy and a Couple of Cards

Hello Blogland Friends!

Well today is the big day we have all been waiting for!!!! The very generous ladies, Betsy & Sandra of  Dolce Stamps and Cards are announcing their Design Team. There are six more inspiring and talented ladies on the team all ready to share some wonderful projects with you. Dolce Stamps and Cards is giving away some awesome BLOG CANDY!!!! All you have to do is pop on over to their blog and leave a comment. Who doesn't love free goodies!!! Check out all the fun toys that are up for grabs on the Dolce Stamps and Cards Blog found here.......


Since I am still new to blogging and cannot make the link work......just copy and paste the link into your browser and it will take you right to their blog. In my next life I will be a computer whiz....until then I will just struggle and have late nights~ LOL

Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck
Hero Arts Hero Hues pens, flowers and ribbon
Petaloo Flowers
4 My Heart Stamps For You
2 Art Impressions Stamps
1 Impression Obsession Stamp
JudiKins Diamond Glaze
Dragonfly Quicklets
Sailboat and Baseball brads

I was thrilled when I discovered their store! Their prices are stinkin' cheap and super fast shipping, specials every month as well as free goodies if you use the promo code off a Dolce Stamps and Cards Banner on Splitcoast Stampers!! I love Copic Markers, and here in Canada I was paying $8.99 for one marker, from Betsy and Sandra's store they are only $4.87. Since I am a complete tight wad they are now my go to place to shop! Check it out,
you won't be sorry!! Once again, just copy and paste this link into your browser if you would like to check out they store. Here is the link.......


I have two cards to share with you today using the same stamp by Art Impressions called Hatta Girls.

Stamps~ Hatta Girls- Art Impressions, Teacups- Art Impressions

Paper~ Classic Crest 110lb White, Red, Purple

Embellishments~ Holly Jolly Jewels, EK 3D Dots, Spellbinders- Curved Rectangles-Grommet Tags-Floral Doily Motifs, Ranfer Distress Inks-Antique Linen-Tea Dye, Memento Tuxedo Black, Inksentials Blending Tool, Judikin's Diamond Glaze, andGreen Gingham Ribbon from my stash.

Copic Markers~ E00, E000, E0000, R20, BV000, BV01, BV13,YR000,Y31, Y21, R22, R24, R29, R59, Y0000, YG67, YG61, C00, C2, C3, C5, G12, G28

These images just crack me up!! They are quality stamps deeply etched in rubber and foam mounted ( I am so fussy about my rubber!.) I stamped the image twice and only colored one image to cut out. The center lady is just adhered to the white panel and the two on the outside were popped up to give it more dimension. I am still on the learning curve with copics. I added Diamond Glaze to the glasses and the teacups. I also colored a tiny pearl with Copic R29 to coordinate her jewelry.

Don't you just love the versatility of rubber stamps!!!

This was a very quick and simple card to make! I just love this Art Impressions Hatta Girls Stamp! So many possibilities! I stamped only one of the ladies from this stamp and colored her in with a black copic marker to create a silhouette image. I clear embossed her and cut her out. I popped her up on cream paper that had been aged with distress inks and layered her on Spellbinder's Ovals and Lacey Ovals. I added some Petaloo Flowers that and been inked with Ranger's Tea Dye ink and prettied up with some black circles and Crystal Stickers-Pearls. The two outside flowers are popped up to add some dimension. Then I did some faux stitching around the edges and added some ribbon to the corners to finish it off. I hope you like my sassy little card!

Stamps~ Art Impression-Hatta Girls & Everything I Say

Paper~ Black, Cream

Embellishments~Spellbinders~Ovals & Lacey Ovals, Crystal Stickers-Pearls, EK 3D Dots, Piercing Tool, Black Marker, Ranger's Inksentials Blending Tool, Petaloo Flowers, Black Satin Ribbon Scraps, Small circle punch, Black Copic Marker, Versamark Pad, Clear Embossing Powder
Ink~ Ranger's Distress inks-Antique Linen and Tea Dye, Memento Tuxedo Black

Don't forget to get your name in for some fabulous free goodies, you can't win if you don't enter!! Good luck everybody!!

Have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by and have a most marvelous day!

Over and out!


  1. your cards are great and beautiful ellen.
    love the hatta girls, I have put one yesterday on my blog the beach girls.
    they make you smile these images.

    greetings karin

  2. Aaaacck!!! Too stinkin' CUTE! Awesome creativity with the Hatta Girls, Ellen! I especially love where your creativity took you with the silhouette design. Sheer brilliance! I'm so glad to be on the team with you!

  3. Ellen these are both amazing cards but I really love what you did with the silhouette image!! Super clever and very gorgeous, I might have to case that one my dear!! I'm so very excited to be on the Dolce DT with you!!


  4. Love the cards and that stamp. Those ladies really bring a smile to your face.

  5. The excellent article assited me very much! Saved the site, extremely great topics just about everywhere that I read here! I appreciate the info, thanks.

  6. Ellikins, these are absolutely clever and have seemed to bring a smile to more than just one face, eh? You are awesome!

  7. Exceptional article and I love your cards too.Inkjet Paper


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