Saturday, June 28, 2014

Raisin Boat: Strokes of Wisdom

I've been really enjoying all of the Raisin Boat stamps I've had my hands on so far, but I have to say Strokes of Wisdom is my absolute favorite!! I just love the freehand swooshes and shapes, the bold lettering, and the wonderful selection of little phrases that add so much. It reminds me a lot of Stampin' Up!'s new set Work of Art, but it has a whole different personality. I'm happy to say I'm the proud owner of both, and I'm looking forward to seeing if they play well together.

I decided to keep this batch of cards pretty simple so that the stamps could speak for themselves. I made a total of four cards, with the first three being quite similar:

The only differences are in how close the swooshes are to each other, whether the corners are square or rounded, and whether the edges of the front panel are sponged with yellow or not.

Here's the inside of the cards:

This last card is the result of me not paying attention while I was stamping. The flower centers are blue instead of yellow, and the accent circles are yellow instead of blue. I prefer it the other way around, but it still makes a cute card!

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So, that's the end of my first round of Raisin Boat cards. My next two stamp rentals were mailed today and will be arriving very soon. While I'm looking forward to playing with them, I'm also looking forward to playing with Work of Art and other of my new SU! stamp sets and toys while I wait!

Celebratory Smiles,
Joyce Spear / StamperJoyce


christina d said...

I love your cards. The first of the 3 is my fave. I really like your mistake. It still works!!

Rhonda Sanders said...

very nice

Rhonda Sanders said...

really nice cards.

very_inky_fingers said...

I saw your post over at Stamp Nation so I wanted to see these Raisin Boat stamps. Very very cute! Of course, once here I had to keep looking... love your cards & ATC's. Been a long time since I made an ATC. I love your lady. My problem is.. I could never part with her. If I made that sweet lady she would be in my own ATC book forever. LOL Adorable!