Thursday, January 15, 2015
Isn't this just the sweetest card to brighten someone's day? Just one of those little 'Hey there, I'm thinking about you today!" cards that is sure to bring a smile to the recipient.
One of the fun things my stamping team does at our monthly meetings is swap card fronts. It's a great way to get ideas using stamp sets we might not have (and invariable leads to wanting said stamp set, lol). We have a different theme each month, and this month it was "anything from the Occasions catalog and/or Sale-A-Bration." I managed to use something from each and the annual catalog, too!
The "lace" is one of the stamps in Petal Potpourri, stamped in VersaMark on White Vellum Cardstock, and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Having a punch to match that stamp set makes it a snap to cut it all out!
This is one of my favorite color combinations when I'm looking for something that really pops. Yellow and black are really eye-catching colors, which is probably why highway departments use them for warning signs.
Handy hint: When using Thinlits dies, such as the greetings in this set, or the butterflies in this set, use this "sandwich" for best results - From the bottom up start with the platform, a clear cutting pad, a dryer sheet, the cardstock, a sheet of waxed paper, the Thinlits die (face down), second clear cutting pad. This makes removing the die-cut cardstock sooo easy! (Thanks to Patty Bennett for the idea!)
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STAMPS: Petal Potpourri, Everything Eleanor
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Stacked With Love DSP Stack, White Vellum
INK: Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Hello You Thinlits Dies, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Flower Medallion Punch, Best Year Ever Accessory Pack (SAB button and ribbon pack), Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals