Tuesday, June 21, 2011

No, I am not missing!

Between my workspace still not together and finishing up the school year, I have not done much stamping nor blogging.  School gets out this Friday.  One of the first things I want to do is post to my blog.  See you this weekend!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Strength & Hope

This is my first creation in my new stamping room!  I am still unpacking but I love my new room.  I have a lovely seating area, work space, and separate stamping space.  Hopefully I will put everything away by next weekend.

When making this card, I tried a couple of different color combinations.  The lighter colors just did not have the pop that I thought this card should have.  I used my brayer and added Crumb Cake ink to the flat inside of the Flower Garden embossing folder.  Next I took Very Vanilla card stock and ran it through my Big Shot.  I trimmed it and mounted it on Crumb Cake.  I used a piece of Poppy Parade DSP and mounted it on a card base of Crumb Cake.  I stamped the butterflies in Poppy Parade, cut them out, and added pearls.
I made a little banner with happy birthday stamped on it, cut the ends in a "V", then added a pearl.  I attached the butterflies with Dimensionals.  The wonderful thing about this stamp set is Stampin' Up! is donating $2 for every set sold to Breast Cancer Research!

Stamp Set:  Strength & Hope
Ink: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, DSP from the In Color Assortment
Accessories:  Flower Garden embossing folder, Pearls, Dimensionals