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Monday, December 16, 2019

Jan's Digi Stamps Anything Goes #4 Turner Syndrome Key Stamp Set

Last August, Jan Mahew wanted to do something special for the Turner Syndrome Awareness campaign Lori Kobular organizes.

Jan created a sweet stamp set that can be used not only for fundraising, but for conventional cardmakers as well which includes vintage keys and butterflies. Jan's set also contains another set of keys that have the TS logo on them, just in case you'd like to make cards for Lori's fund raising campaign.

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the proceeds for this $2.00 set are donated to the Turner Syndrome Foundation.

It's time for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps where a $10 store credit is given to a winner every challenge!

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We hope you will enjoy Jan's TSF Key Stamp Set

First, I arranged the Key on my word processor, creating a background, using Jan's sentiment. With the opacity option of my word processor, the background was faded out:

Colored with Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Color Pencils and Gamsol and Distress Inks, more goodies were aded to make a frilly-girly card:

Can you see the "Happiness is the Key to inner Beauty" throughout the background of the Key panel?

The key was then "colored" with VersaMarker and heat set with a pearly semi-transparent embossing powder (I had to get the light just right for you to see the metallic-pearly shine):

All Done!

Please share your inspiration with the rest of us
at our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

Products Used:

  • Stamps: Jan's TSF Key Stamp Set
  • Dies: Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets #1, SB 5x7 Detailed Scalloped Rectangles, MS Doily Lace Trim Deep Edge Punch, Tim Holtz Garden Greens, SB Bitty Blossoms
  • Inks: Dye inks for distressing the banner,
  • Colored with: Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 Color Pencils and Gamsol
  • Paper: White Express-it, K&Company background, White, Wine
  • Misc: Clear embossing powder that has pearlescent mica powder in it.

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. World Wide Open DT Challenge #12 AG DT 01/15.
  2. Do-A1 (1) Creative Challenges #36 Shabby Chic/Vintage 1/15 (sep post)

Happy Stamping!


Sue said...

Hi Donna, That is so pretty.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Jan Mahew said...

Donna, LOVE, your card! Beautiful hand made flowers, glittered foliage...
You are meticulous and never disappoints! You always brighten my day!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Shop) ;-)

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Donna, your card is truly stunning, beautifully designed and great composition of images, I love the colours you've chosen. Beautifully handmade flowers are lovely dies. Kate x x

Jackie T said...

Hi Donna this is a stunning card. It is just so beautiful I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lori m said...

Gorgeous digi set and such a great cause. You've just created one of the most beautiful cards, so many different elements to look at and so well explained, love your designs, hugs, Lori m

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely stunning card Donna love the embossed key beautiful roses,paper and lacy dies-love it all
Carol x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning Donna, love the pretty papers, layers and gorgeous roses.
Linda xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is breathtaking Donna. I adore the layout, stamping & the awesome colour.

Anne Temple said...

This is absolutely stunning Donna! Love all the lace die cuts and the beautiful colors.

jimlynn said...

Everything about your card is just gorgeous Donna! LOVE that color too. So beautiful

Chris said...

This is gorgeous Donna, lovely image and beautiful design, love the embossed key- such a wonderful effect!

Beebeebabs said...

Wow your card is absolutely beautiful - love the layout and stamp thanks for sharing!!!

Anne Buckingham said...

Love this card. Wonderful sentiment, great images, and love the shades of purple/lavender that you chose. The embellishments of dies and flowers enhance the look. Beautiful card.

Donna said...

Amazing set and card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful the way you have used that set. I have that set too but have not made a card with it so far. I am still in Christmas mode.

Lori Kobular said...

Donna your card is stunningly beautiful! I love everything about it! I love how you have the words behind the key and the lace edge around the tag and around the card edge are so lovely! I love it!!

Monica C. said...

Very beautiful, Donna. I love that key and your whole card.
Hugs Monica

Shona Erlenborn said...

You really are amazing! The detailed work you put in to this card is just gorgeous! I love your bouquet especially - the colors are gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is beautiful, such lovely coloring and I just love the dies you used, your flowers are gorgeous with it, goes with the flowers with the key!!

Donna Phelan said...

That background die is really pretty! And the key set is fabulous, so beautiful! Love the glittered greenery and your gorgeous roses! Have a wonderful Holiday! xo~

Mrs A. said...

Donna, this is oh so pretty. I love everything you have done on this card. It is a beauty. Hugs For Christmas. Mrs A.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Donna! You did a beautiful job with this key image! Your cards are always so beautiful, lots of layers, sparkle, and gorgeous die-cuts!

creationsnz said...

You've created such a beautiful card Donna, love the colours, the textures and the little details. CarolG

KarinsArtScrap said...

Donna it's very beautiful
Gr Karin

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness girl this is SUCH a beauty!! WOWZA!! I love the Vintage style you've given to the card with your delicate frame and of course LOVE the pretty purple hues and your gorgeous flowers that go brilliantly with this key image too!! So happy that I purchased this set and look forward to using it soon...especially after Christmas rush has been through! :) Thanks for the wonderful inspiration using this set my friend!! HUGS

Sarah said...

Gosh, this is a real beauty. Gorgeous colour and fabulous details xx

Julie Odil said...

Donna, the colors and die cuts on here are so pretty!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Donna, lovely colours and fabulous die cut frames - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Leslie Miller said...

How beautiful you clever girl! Yes, I can see the subtle background and it's very nice with the more prominent sentiment in the foreground. Lovely use of the dies, and the pearly embossing on the key is wonderful effect. A worthy cause, too! Hugs and happy holidays, Donna!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Well all I can say is "jaw dropping, gob smacking, gorgeous". I love this project it is just out of this world.
Great work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

Gale said...

Gorgeous card Donna! Love the tutorial. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Gale DT for

Alex said...

Hi Donna,
your card is amazing beautiful. Love the colors you combined.
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

Crafty greetings, merry christmas and a happy new year!

*Owner* Creative Crafting Uncles
*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives{#36 – Shabby Chic / Vintage}
*DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge{#36 – A little present for you}
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Doris Klein said...

Wow, my dear... this is so pretty! I really love the colours and the sparkle. Beautiful layout, too!

Merry Christmas and please come back soon!
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*List Manager* Challenges for Days

Jonnece said...

Beautiful Card, your colour choice is stunning. Thanks for joining us at 'DO-AL(L) creatives'. Jonnece DT

Sue said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the colors you chose and all the frilly lacy dies. A beautiful card, Donna.


NanaConnie said...

Hey, I just noticed that this incredible card was the December winner over at Do Al(l) Creatives. Congratulations, my friend!!