Would you believe that my daughter saved this gaudy but very lovingly made card from circa 1998? There was a time, long long ago, when I wasn’t a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator but I was a collector of rubber stamps. I had been attending Rubberama Expos for several years and was absolutely smitten by heat embossing. In probably March of 1996 I attended a Stampin’ Up! workshop across the street from our home in San Jose CA. I signed up in April ’96. I soon purchased the Nice & Easy Notes stamp set as well as the Everyday Expressions stamp set which first appeared in the 1998-99 catalog on this card.
Check out the card!
I have to show you the catalog pages where these items originally appeared because the catalog style and stamp set styles have changed so much since 1996.
I used Fancy Shears: Jumbo Antique Elegance for trimming every edge on the card it seems. I used mulberry paper. I used lots of Gold Embossing Powder because that was my stamping addiction! And do you remember Rocket Red card stock? That’s the card base. I remember the clamor when it was replaced with Real Red. What an upgrade!
And how’d I do that lovely gold embossed hand writing?
The back of the card…horror of all horrors…has no date whatsoever to pinpoint the event. But it definitely has gold embossing powder! We think the card was honoring her Master’s Degree graduation in 1998!
It’s really hard to believe that I really made such a special, commemorative card that was so very gaudy! It’s definitely my hand writing so believe me, I did.
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