Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sneak Peeks

I've been neglecting my blog a bit because stamping as a business is keeping me really busy.  I guess once I learn the ropes, life will settle down a little, but there is sooo much happening.  I've been coming up with projects for my upcoming workshops and Stamp Club Technique Night, so thought I'd share them quickly.  Here is a card I've designed for my workshops:


I love the two colours, Pool Party and Certainly Celery together, and Elements of Style is such a pretty stamp set.  I'm so glad it's not on the list of discontinued stamps!  The back panel of Certainly Celery is embossed with the Framed Tulips embossing folder, using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  The images were stamped with Pool Party and Lucky Limeade ink.  I added the oh-so-lovely Lucky Limeade Organdy ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  (I know it's not available now, but it is so pretty and I have to use it up, right?)  A few basic rhinestones added the requisite bling and voila!

The next card is for my Stamp Club Technique Night, which is spotlighting Vintage techniques this month. 

I wanted to keep it on the simple side, but still be able to use some basic aging and distressing techniques.  The stamp set is Nature Walk, another of my favourites that made the cut and will be around for another year.  The background DSP is from the Beau Chateau collection on a card base of Crumb Cake, which was also used for the Little Leaves Sizzlit.  The Marina Mist echoed the colour in the DSP and was punched with the Modern Label Punch, which also cut out the sentiment (from Teeny Tiny Wishes).  I used some more Certainly Celery as a matte for the DSP and all the panels, including the image and sentiment on Very Vanilla, were sponged with Crumb Cake ink and distressed.  Pearls always add to a vintage look.

Have a great Wednesday!

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