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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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froebelsternchen said...

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

Ellibelle said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

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


Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much for visiting!

Lisa said...

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

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Debbie Mageed said...

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.

Ellibelle said...

Thank you so much, Lisa! Same to you!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Debbie!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a sweet scene you have created Ellie - it's gorgeous!

Darlene said...

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.

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Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Maxine!

Ellibelle said...

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!

Amy Johnson said...

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.

Elaine Stark said...

A sweet card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Sue from Oregon said...

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

Rosie said...

Just wonderful

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Cynthia said...

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

Anne said...

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

Anne x

Jane said...

Such a sweet image. Thanks so much for joining our April challenge over at STAMPlorations with your delightful card x

Pattie G said...

This is so sweet! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Flowers” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
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Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Such a fab scenic card, thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Addicts...
Good Luck!!
Hugs Donna(DT)