Daily Archives: June 3, 2014

Work of Art

CC481Yep … you guessed it …  ANOTHER Work of Art card!

There’s sort of a story behind this one though because this is NOT what I set out to stamp this morning…HONESTLY!

You see I wanted to do a card for the SCS Color Challenge today.  I decided I was going to used the word Thanks or Thank You (nice and big and bold) and then have silhouette style flowers behind it in the Strawberry Slush and So Saffron.  Then I was going to add the little Strawberry Slush bow on the T in Thanks.  And this is what I did … HMMM … NOT even close!  Now I’m not saying I don’t like this…I do.  It’s just interesting what I see in my head and what I end up with!

Here’s the details –

  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, run through chevron embossing folder and add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Stamp the larger swish in So Saffron and the smaller one in Strawberry Slush.  Stamp greeting using Smoky Slate.
  • So Saffron dsp (Subtles dsp Paper Pack) – 1/4 x 3 1/2 add to bottom
  • Wrap piece of Strawberry Slush Twine along bottom.  Tie small bow from the Strawberry Slush Twine and add to card using glue.
  • Attach panel using dimensionals.
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off.

Quick and easy…my very favorite kind of card!

Set(s): Work of Art, Four You
Paper: Whisper White, Subtles dsp paper pack
Ink: Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush
Other: Strawberry Slush Twine, Chevron Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!


Four You

SUO98Happy Tuesday everyone!  It’s time for another GREAT SUO challenge!  The theme this time is “Stamping in the Background”.  I took that to mean instead of using dsp, create your own using stamps and that is exactly what I did.

Sometimes with all the new ‘stuff’ we have to use in stamping, we forget about just using stamps, ink, and paper or as we use to say, take a ‘SIP’.  With the excellent Hardwood Background stamp and the Gorgeous Grunge set, making your own background is a soooo easy!

Here’s the details…

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Smoky Slate – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Start by RANDOMLY inking the Hardwood stamp using Basic Grey and stamp onto panel.  Next stamp the larger splatter using Pear Pizzazz and the smaller one using Blackberry Bliss (ooooooooo….I do LOVE this color!).
  • Layer onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss 3 3/4 x 5.
  • Add piece of Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon and add panel to card front using dimensionals.
  • Whisper White – 1 1/8 x 3 3/8, stamp greeting using Mossy Meadow and add to card front (slip it under the Blackberry Bliss ribbon
  • Tie large Basic Metal Button with White Baker’s Twine and add to card front using dimensionals.

Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the design team to see which one they picked!

Set(s): Four You, Gorgeous Grunge, Hardwood Background
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Basic Grey, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Blackberry Bliss AND Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Metal Button, White Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!