Thursday, April 15, 2010

Friends 24-7

I would like to share with you two thank you cards I designed using the Friends 24-7 stamp set (113218). Both cards feature Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper accented with Not Quite Navy and Whisper White cardstocks, Not Quite Navy brads from the Earth Elements brad collection and Whisper White Satin Ribbon.

The focal images of both cards use the collage stamping technique which is simply layering a variety of stamped images. Rule of thumb, no matter the technique, is to stamp images using the lightest colors first and progress to darker colors. For the cards here, I first stamped the filigree image from the Friends 24-7 stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White cardstock. I then inked the bird and tree limb image using Sahara Sand and Not Quite Navy Stampin' Write markers direct-to-rubber. Use the brush end of the marker when applying ink direct-to-rubber.

The scallop square die cut is four inches square and it is cut from Not Quite Navy cardstock using the Big Shot and the Stampin' Up! Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die (115950). This is an exclusive Stampin' Up die which you can order on-line on my Stampin' Up site. The Friends tag is stamped using the Tiny Tags stamp set available in the Occasions Mini catalog and only through April 30. Don't think I hand trim those cute little tags. I use the Medium Jewelry Tag Punch (117190) which is also in the Occasions Mini catalog.

The second card measures 3" x 6" and fits in Stampin' Up's small Open-End Envelopes. The focal image is stamped using the collage method as on the previous card. I first laid down a layer of Shara Sand filigree images and then stamped the sprig of flowers in Not Quite Navy over top. The Thanks (so much) sentiment on this card also is from the Tiny Tags set. I used circle punches to make the tag and popped it up using Stampin' Dimensional.
Thank you for visiting and Happy Stampin'!

1 comment:

Maxine Conrad said...

Absolutely beautiful my friend !! Love the cards. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us. :) x