It’s been a little crazy here the last few weeks. Seems I have a little problem with my eye called posterior vitreous detachment. It’s nothing to serious, unfortunately it’s irritating so I haven’t been stamping much. Last weekend, my daughter and grandson went with me up to Ottawa, Canada to visit family. We had a great time but as usual we can never fit in everything we’d like to do.
Today’s card uses the set Very Versailles. It is a beautiful set and I just can’t get enough of it. As well as being beautiful, the font is very elegant, this set would work for thank you, sympathy, get well and even a birthday. Can you tell I really, really love this stamp set.
The first thing I did was to cut a panel of whisper white cardstock and stamped the background writing in gray granite, then over that the branch in mossy meadow ink. I mounted that on a sllightly larger panel of mossy meadow. Pool party is the base, and I first stamped the little boarder stamp with the awesome new silvery shimmer delicata stamp pad. Before adhering the main panel, I wrapped the silver thread around a few times. The sentiment strip was stamped in grey granite with the stamparatus moving it one hinge at a time. It was popped up with dimensionals, a few rhinestones later and another card was completed. Hope you like.
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Where does the time go? Yesterday, I was looking at the calendar, we are half way through October already. Time to get a move on, Christmas will be here before we know it, I for one, don’t like to leave things to the last minute. Needless to say, that includes my Christmas Greeting Cards.
My card I am sharing with you today is made from the Peaceful Boughs Bundle in the Holiday Catalog. The base is Very Vanilla thick cardstock. I cut a piece of the beautiful Wrapped in Plaid DSP to fit the card front, then cut out the bough and pine cones. Stamping the greeting in the new Delicata Golden Glitz ink, which is amazing, onto a piece of very vanilla, I then adhere it to the front. Added the die cut pieces and a bit of Braided linen trim to top it off and it was all done.
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Seasonal Layers is one of my favorite all time die sets. Leaves, the Adirondack chair, snowflakes, branch what’s not to love. I had an old scrap of watercolor paper that I had made a background with, I had used distress oxide ink for it. After cutting the piece into 3 panels I attached them to a piece of copper foll. Our copper trim is so pretty, I just had to use it to tie around it. Next I cut out the leaves from real red cardstock, leaving a few bits in to mimic the way older leaves can look. I picked the sentiment Celebrate from the Beautiful you set, stamping it in early espresso.
Hope you are enjoying the colors this fall.
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So, are you like me and have a light bulb moment and know you just have to try something? Well, I sure did when I saw the awesome Let it Snow embellishment kit in the Holiday Catalog. Right away I thought of the Snowman from Lots of Cheer in the Annual catalog. For this card, I used a base of Whisper White and then a layer of Bermuda Bay stamped with the Birch background stamp. It’s one of my favorite new stamps. I stamped the snowman on Whisper White then colored him in with blends. I cut him out with the Stitched rectangle die and then added his hat, eyes, nose and arms. Added some flax ribbon, and the sentiment and I was done.
The Let it Snow embellishment kit has got my creative juices going.So What do you think?
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How can you not be drawn to this fabulous bundle from the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog. I just love all the non traditional fall colors in the DSP. That was my jumping off point for this card.
I started with a heavy weight WW base and then a layer of Pretty Peacock. I used largest of the stitched rectangle dies to cut the DSP layer. From the annual catalog I used the stitched nested labels cut out a WW and Pretty Peacock label and then embossed them both with the subtle 3D embossing folder. Using the Gather Together stamp set I stamped the wheat in Soft Suede twice and then the sentiment in Pretty Peacock. I off set the two panels and used dimensionals to pop up the top panel. Final touch a bow using the braided linen trim from the annual catty.
Let me know what you think of this card. I’d love to hear from you!
Monday, I officially became part of Splitcoastampers “Dirty Dozen”, I can’t even begin to tell you what an honor it is. In case you aren’t familiar with the “Dirty Dozen” there are always twelve stampers on the design team for Splitcoaststampers. Every month two retire and become alumni, and two new designers are chosen. Each designer is on the team for a six month term. Our work for Splitcoaststampers can only be seen if you are a fan club member. Trust me, it is so worth it, not only do you get to see the designs each month, you also are the first to see the challenges plus lot’s more. More importantly by signing up as a member, you are supporting the best stamping site on the internet.
So, since my designs are for fan club members only, I can’t post them on my blog. I have been pretty busy lately with designing for SCS. I promise though that I will start updating my blog with more frequency.