The Stamp Review Crew is a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who hope to inspire creativity by focusing on a single stamp set each month. It's fun to see how many different looks you can get from each set! If you are hopping from the beginning, you just landed here from Tanya's blog, Tinkerin In Ink with Tanya. I love all her creations!
The Crew's spotlight this time is on Barn Door, an eight piece red rubber set available in clear- or wood-mount. The Sliding Door Framelits Dies coordinate with it, and give you the means to build a real sliding door card, if you are inclined!
Since I still need a couple more Christmas cards, and they have to go out NOW if they are to arrive in time, I made this one holiday-themed. After stamping the wreath around the edge of the Crumb Cake card base with VersaMark ink, I thought buffalo check would make a perfect rustic background for the barn door. It was stamped in black on Shaded Spruce, and the edges were distressed. The door was stamped on Wood Textures DSP and shading was added with Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.
The wreath was stamped in Shaded Spruce, and then stamped again (after cleaning the stamp, of course!) in Poppy Parade so the flowers could be die cut. I did cheat a little more with the greeting and used Merry Christmas to All, since Barn Door didn't have a holiday greeting.
For my next card, I suddenly felt like Spring! I know we aren't even officially into Winter yet, but since the Occasions catalog preorder arrived here last week, with all its Spring-y goodness, I've had that on my mind. Besides, I'm about Christmas-carded out now!
On this CAS card I used the other wreath in the Barn Door set, coloring it with Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Write Markers, then huffing on it and stamping on Whisper White. The 'hello' was colored with the Black Stampin' Write Marker, leaving out the frame.
I added a 1/2" strip of All My Love DSP (coming January 3rd!) behind the wreath and greeting adhered over a Subtle Dynamic embossed background. It's so sweet, I didn't think it needed any embellishments!
Up next is Dawn, over at Tiddbits From Dawn. I love her style, too! (And frequently find myself saying, "Why didn't I think of that?!")