Wednesday, April 27, 2016


I know I say this every month but...WHERE HAS APRIL GONE! We are moving to Cincinnati to be closer to our grandkids, so we've been busy packing up our house. The moving truck comes Friday. We are building a new house and will be in temporary housing by Saturday. Hopefully all my "necessities" will arrive as work on July Catalog begins! Needless to say, I'm going a little crazy! 

But crafting always makes me feel better and this week's challenge gave me an excuse to stop packing for a while! The Stampendous Design Team is sharing our creations using Nathalie Kalbach's Foam and Cling Stamp sets this week. Her Design Team will also be sharing, so you'll want to come back each day to see who else has a creation for you. Lots of her team are international.  PLUS, we'll give away one each of the sets to anyone, anywhere, and that will be from comments on all the blog posts for the week. 

I started with the Nathalie's Fashion Dame (NKCRS07) set. It's not one of the foam sets, but it was just released! I'm sure that counts!

"You're Amazing!"
This great set comes with three cling rubber stamps and a plastic stencil that I used in the background. It's like paper dolls, color the outfit however you want it each time you use it!
Stampendous Supplies Used:
NKCRS07 Fashion Dame
CRH325 Cling You Are Amazing
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Other Supplies Used:
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Sketch Markers - E51, E53, E95, YR21, YR24, YR26, R89
Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey


  1. Using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the Dame on a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of white, stamp the skirt and jacket on scrap pieces of white
  2. Color with Copic markers
  3. Cut out the skirt and jacket
  4. Place the background stencil over the image (tape in place with removable tape) and use foam applicators to apply the Wild Honey and Aged Mahogany inks to the background avoiding the Dame
  5. Remove the stencil and rouge more inks in the background around the edges
  6. Stamp the saying with Memento Tuxedo Black
  7. Cut a 7" x 10" piece of Coordinations Wild honey cardstock, score and fold in half to form an A7 card
  8. Adhere the Fashion Dame layer to the card front, then add the cut out jacket
Here's a close up of the wonderful stamp and background:

Here's a little video Nathalie made:

Stop over at these designer's to see what they've created today:

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


P Beatty said...

Very svelte card!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

JudyH said...

I love your work!

Dee said...

What a lovely retro fashion stamp!

barbara macaskill said...

Wearing such a beautiful outfit makes it definite that this lady will be FOAMous! LOVE how you colored the outfit and the card is lovely!!! This Vermont gal LOVES it! TFS!

Sabrina said...

Fabulous card!!!!

Unknown said...

Lovely composition and colours!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

awe - I love this card Louise- so cute and fashionable :)

Greta said...

Oh I love this!

cghundley said...

Very pretty and
elegant looking.
Carla from Utah

Jerrie said...

Very cool card. I have never really heard of this designer and I like the stamps! This reminds me of my Grandmothers Simplicity patterns. Brings back great memories~

Mary Holshouser said...

I used a lot of these patterns to make clothes for myself
and my kids. the dress looks very vintage.
Will be fun to use the stencil to design the patterns
for the material.
thanks for sharing

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Chic and classy!

(Las Vegas)

Becca Yahrling said...

Very pretty! That stencil goes perfect with this set!

Christine Kiehl said...

Outstanding! Love these new stamps!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous card! Love the background color and design. TFS

Salnclts said...

I love the sentiment! Great coloring!

Unknown said...

Very nice, I never know what to do with fashion stamps

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving the stencil, and what great images! I love those stamps and the colors you used!

Karen said...

The stencil is wonderful and those paper dolls are just darling cute! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us and for the blog hop Karen x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card. Love how sophisticated and polished it looks.

Late Blooming said...

I do think paper dolls are on a come back. Nice caard.

NicoleN said...

Lovely this card. Wasn't sure about figurine stamps until I saw your card.
From: Connecticut

Jackie PN said...

Lovely! I had no idea Nat was releasing stamps like this-so cool!!

Kate B said...

Fun, fashionable card!!

Hetty said...

Such a great fashion card with a wonderful background.

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - LOVE your STYLISH card Louise!!!
The images, colours and background are FABULOUS!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)
Tracy from Australia