Thursday, September 25, 2008

Holiday Blitz

This is a nice Fall-colored birthday card for any upcoming celebrations you may have on your calendar. This is also a nice design to use over and over switching out stamp sets and colors, as well as embellishments, to create a new look.

The texture of the background mat provides a richness to this simple layout. I like to use color on color when using background stamps so the design doesn't overwhelm the focal image. For this card, I stamped the Twill background stamp in Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock. The Brocade Blue cardstock and wide grosgrain ribbon is a nice accent color to the Old Olive. The blues really "pop".

For the focal image, I stamped the flowers onto white cardstock and punched them out with the 3/4 inch Square Punch and mounted them on 1 inch squares of alternating colors. I mounted these onto a 2-1/2 x 2-3/4 inch square of Whisper White and them stamped the greeting so I would get it straight. I accented the greeting by using the Mat Pack and Piercing Tool to pierce of a dotted-line underneath. This was all mounted on a Chocolate Chip square measuring 2-3/4 x 3 inches.


Stamp Sets: Holiday Blitz, Twill background stamp
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Brocade Blue
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Brocade Blue
Other: Brocade Blue 5/8 inch Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brads, 1/16 inch Handheld Punch, 3/4 inch Square Punch, Mat Pack & Piercing Tool

All of the items used can be found in the Stampin' Up! catalog on my website where you can now shop too! Click here to shop and see all the Stampin' Up! specials.

Have a great weekend & Happy Stampin'! EdieB

Friday, September 12, 2008

Loads of Love

Happy Friday everyone! It's been a long work week, so I am very much looking forward to a weekend free of work and spending some quality time stamping.

This is a card that I designed for the Utah Diva friendship swap. The inside has a nice sentiment about friendship from the God's Blessings set. The card base is Lovely Lilac and it is stamped with the Canvas background stamp in Lavender Lace so it wouldn't be too dark but provide some texture. The cute truck is stamped in Black Staz-On ink and colored using the Basic Gray and Black watercolor crayons from the Neutrals pack and a Blender Pen. I then accented the truck with Elegant Eggplant watercolor crayon and finished it off with a bit of bling by adding Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter to the tires and window.


Stamp Sets: Loads of Love, Warm Words, God's Blessings
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Black Staz-On, Basic Black, Lavender Lace
Other: Neutrals & Rich Regals Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pens, Ticket Corner Punch, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Silver Brads, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon

Thanks for Looking & Happy Stampin', EdieB

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Boatloads of Friendship

Hi Everyone! I am happy to be stamping again. I am feeling much better and hopefully will enjoy good health from here on out. Unfortunately, I missed the Stampin' Up! Convention in July due to my ongoing health issues, but I am more than making up for it by planning to attend crops and weekend stamping trips.

The card that I would like to share with you today is actually a card that I designed for a Convention swap. It uses one of my favorite stamp sets, Boatloads of Love and lots of layers and sparkle from Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter. I water colored the boat and sea using re-inkers and blender pens.
Stamp Sets: Boatloads of Love, Celebrate Everything
Card stock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Inks: Real Red, Not Quite Navy and Bashful Blue
Other: Silver Brads, Red Gingham, Ticket Corner Punch, Two-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Blender Pens
Thanks for looking & Happy Stampin', EdieB