Good Morning Fellow Stampers ~
Whew -- what a weekend! I think I need to take today off just to catch my breath -- LOL :-) We had our Annual Stamp-A- Stack on Saturday. We had a full house and some very busy stampers. When you make 25 cards in six hours, you are definitely busy! I'll be sharing more about the cards from this past Saturday on my Facebook page; and hopefully, if all goes well, we'll have a Class With Wendy video this week showcasing one of the designs, so you can all play too!! :-)
It's time to play with the Paper Players [PP333] this week, and what a cute sketch design we have today! I really think there's a lot of things you can do with this design, and I certainly had some fun coming up with an idea to play with. I hope you'll like it!
Today's color combination is inspired by the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack, one of my very favorite papers from this Spring Occasions catalog.
Doggone Delightful Stampin' Design Tips:
- Layerotholgy. This card is cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock, 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2" - a top fold vertical card. I layered Bermuda Bay matting with Whisper White overlay embossed with the Elegant Dots TIEF, for a lovely "lacy" background. The layers are wrapped in 1/8" Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon before being adhered to the front of the card base.
- More Than Meets the Eye. Are you looking at those beautiful "medallion-like" circles and wondering where those came from? I'll bet you might not guess. But I challenge you to pull out one of our new Lace Doilies and take a closer look! :-)
Snipping at different intersections and separating out, for example, this delicate center area of the doily, will give you a whole different look - and look at how versatile and how much use you have gotten out of that doily now! You could use the remaining outer circle in a whole different project!
Don't be scared to think outside the box :-)
I used the 1-3/4" circle punch and "fussy-punched" some medallions from one of the papers in the Cupcakes & Carousels collection.
They work perfectly for this little project.
Just put a little bit of SNAIL in the center of the doily to attach it, and then lay the large pearl over the center "hole". Works perfectly!
These are popped with dimensionals!
- Suite Sentiments. I really like this sentiment from the Suite Sentiments stamp set. Even more fun, I inked it using the Bermuda Bay Ombre ink pad -- so it has a lovely ombre effect, darker to the left, lighter to the right -- It gives the effect of fading from left to right with the stronger tone closer to the Bermuda Bay edging peaking out from behind the Stitched Shapes square, and lighter toward my little doily circles.
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Until Next Time . . .