We were at the cabin a few weekends ago and I was in a more CAS mood. I usually like to distress and mess up my cards…..I went with a more of a clean look and not allot on the cards. I was on a roll and made a few of them (and I thought I’d save you some email space and post all four of them in one post…..lol):
How ’bout that little pop of orange?? I used one of my swirl stamps which is from a set that I believe was the Martha Stewart swirls set (but I honestly don’t remember for sure) and stamped onto the bottom of my card base with my versamark stamp pad. (love that stamp pad!!) I added the word paper strip which is from a Making Memories paper called Brun Antique Dictionary. I found this 12 x 12 paper in a pack of 25 of the same two-sided sheets and just fell in love with it!! This is going to be soooo versatile and I know I’ll use it allot (as you’ll see with these cards….lol). The cute bird pair is from my Inkadinkado stamp set called You are a True Friend and was colored in with my Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I also added another swirl to the printed DP which was stamped in Tim Holtz Dried Marigold Distress ink. The ‘Live Inspired’ was taken from a portion of a Close To My Heart stamp from the set with the same name and stamped and edged in Rich Cocoa Memento ink.
This card also uses that very cool Making Memories Brun Antique Dictionary paper. The flowers were made from two different stamp sets – one using a stem and leaf stamps from a set I’ve had forever and don’t even know who it’s made by. The flower is from a new set I just got from Stampin’ Up! called ‘Faith in Nature’. I LOVE this set and I know I’ll use it allot. I sponged the flower portions with some Tim Holtz Dried Marigold and Antique Linen Distress ink and also inked the edges of the printed DP with the Dried Marigold and some Rich Cocoa Memento ink. The sentiment is taken from a portion of a stamp from my Hot Off The Press stamp set called ‘Matching Borders & Focals’. It was stamped and edged in the Memento Rich Cocoa ink. The lace strip was attached under and was colored using my Tim Holtz blending tool and my Antique Linen Distress Ink.
This was a quick and fun card to put together. That pear stamp is a new fave of mine from my Stampin’ Up! Faith in Nature set. I stamped it onto a plain piece of cream-colored cardstock and inked it with some Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and Dried Marigold Distress Ink and my sponge daubers. I didn’t like the look of my plain cardstock so I grabbed one of my wooden skewers that I keep in my tool pouch and stamped it into the Memento Rich Cocoa ink and dotted it onto the paper using the flat end and the pointed end for some depth to the paper. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and inked in the Memento Rich Cocoa. It was matted a layered a couple of times and I punched a border in some rusty colored cardstock using my Stampin’ Up! Scallop Trim Border punch. Added some liquid pearls and Taaa Daaa….lol
Okay, so that’s it for a while. I’m going to be heading to a trade show this afternoon with one of my DIL’s and then I’ll be back to play. Have a most wonderful day! Chao.