Monday, April 11, 2011

Framed Thoughts

Happy Monday stampers!

I've got a fun, new card to show you today and since I have a class starting in about 3o minutes, I'd better get right to it, eh? (That sounds very Canadian, eh?!)
Well, that's because the layout for this card was inspired by an absolutely gorgeous Christmas card that I received this year from my friend Karen Duke. Karen and I serve on the Advisory Board together and I just LOVE her - she is such a dear! I love to listen to her talk because she has the sweetest lilt in her voice with that distinctive Canadian flavor, eh? :)

Anyway, here is the card I created:

I've used the lovely new Paisley Prints DSP and the Four Frames stamp set that are the Sneak Peek special going on the whole month of April. The paper is simply gorgeous and has so many different colors, patterns and styles in it, you'll be coming up with a zillion ideas! The stamp set has a ton of versatility, which I love. It's always good to own a stamp set that can give you many design choices and this one certainly fits the bill.

My card base is River Rock, layered with Peach Parfait, then a piece of that beautiful DSP. Next, I cut a Scalloped Square out of Peach Parfait with my Big Shot and the Scallop Squares Duo Die. Then I ran it through the Big Shot again and embossed it with the Elegant Lines embossing folder. It's rubbed with a bit of River Rock ink to bring out the embossing.

The greeting was stamped from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Always Artichoke ink inside the frame that I'd stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink. It was punched out with the Decorative Label punch and mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals to make it pop up. I've added Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding for my bow to finish it off.

There's a lot going on with this card, but I love the mix of colors - ones that I wouldn't have put together without the prompting of that DSP - but they look great together!

Here's a photo of Karen's Christmas card:

Isn't it pretty? Now you see why I had to case that layout! Gorgeous!

I hope you all have a wonderful day - take some time to stamp something pretty - it will make you smile, I promise!
Stamped blessings,

1 comment:

  1. Pretty! If i were to CASE it, i think i'd use green seam binding and ink rather than get you all the way to Spring rather than Christmas. Lovely inspiration!


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