Monday, October 20, 2008

Bella Blossoms

Happy Monday Everyone! I had a wonderful weekend stamping and visiting with my friends. I had a fun stamp camp yesterday and we had a wonderful time. It was a beautiful Autumn day here in Erie, Pennsylvania. The leaves are in full color and the squirrels and chipmunks are running around like mad trying to get ready for winter. Roscoe is just having the best time chasing them from spot to spot. Of course, he is too big and slow to actually get close to one so it is all in fun.

Well, on with the stamping, this is a card that we did at stamp camp last month. It is a 5 x 5 card and is so fun to make. I love two-step stamping. It is fun and the look is great. While Bella Blossoms is not a two-step stamping set, it is a fun set to paper-piece. You stamp the part of the focal image more than once and cut out pieces in different ways to layer and pop up on Stampin' Dimensionals. The result is a terrific look with lots of color and dimension. It gives the eye a lot to take in.

For this card, I used Bella Blossoms accented with papers from the Haiku Designer Series Paper pack. When accompanied by Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango cardstocks, the Haiku takes on a true Autumn feel. Of course, I haven't yet used a paper in the Fall~Winter Idea Book & Catalog that I don't like. I think it is really great that the papers are so versatile, but anyway, I must get to work so here is the recipe for this card:

Stamp Sets: Bella Blossoms
Papers: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango & Old Olive cardstocks, Haiku DSP
Inks: Chocolate Chip & Tangerine Tango
Other: 5/8 inch Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon (retired), Scallop Edge Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by again and Happy Stampin'! EdieB


carolm said...

the more i see this stamp the more i like it edie! beautiful card!!!

xox ~ carol.

Jill St. Angelo said...

Beautiful cards! Hugs