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


carolm said...

beautiful card edie. glad to see you're stamping and posting again. miss you!

cheers ~ carol.

Jill St. Angelo said...

I am glad to see you back. I love your card. Hugs, Jill (UDI/STTM Sister)