Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Strength of Friendship

Happy Tuesday stamping friends!

I have a project that I've been anxious to share with you. It's another card that I created last month for my stamp classes. This easel card design has been around for a while now, but it was the perfect style for what I wanted to create.

Here's a look at the full view:

What I love most is that the whole card is made with pieces cut out with the Big Shot or punched out. No precision cutting with the paper cutter required! It always surprises me when folks have trouble with the measurements on a paper cutter. I have to remind myself that they didn't grow up using one in a picture framing shop like I did. My parents owned and operated a picture framing business for over 25 years and you guessed it, I worked in that shop since I was 10 years old! So, the paper cutter is no problem for me, but it's Greek to many. Having the Big Shot do the precision cutting for you is just the best! All you have to do is make sure your cardstock covers the space on the die you want cut out and that's that! No precision required!

So, this card is made with the Scalloped Square Die, the Scalloped Squares Duo Die and the Decorative Label Punch. Super easy-peasy!
I used Blushing Bride, Vellum and Whisper White cardstock, Blushing Bride and Old Olive ink, Versamark for the embossing and some Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

Here's a close up of the focal point:

The Blushing Bride background is stamped with the Teahouse background - which I'm VERY sad is on the retiring list! It's a must own background in my opinion and you can bet I'm not parting with mine! After stamping, I sponged the edges to age it a bit. The Whisper White piece is stamped with images from the Strength and Hope stamp set. That's our Breast Cancer fundraiser stamp set and is available until the end of August. Beautiful images and a beautiful cause - I sure hope you pick this one up for both reasons!

Now, I stamped the butterfly once on the Whisper White cardstock, then stamped it again on a piece of Vellum cardstock. Since the ink is slower to dry on Vellum, I was able to cover it with Clear Embossing powder and emboss it, giving it the pretty, shiny look. I used my Paper Snips to trim it out and it was attached over the other stamped butterfly with a thin line of Tombow glue down the center.
That whole panel is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

Here's a close up of the greeting:

It's kind of hard to see in the photo, but I stamped a 3rd generation butterfly image on the cardstock before punching it out. The greeting is from the Happy Greetings stamp set in the Summer Mini, another great greeting set! Once I punched it out, it too was popped up on dimensionals, creating a 'stop' for the easel to prop up on.

I'm so glad you stopped by today! I've got a busy, busy day in the studio stamping and getting ready for my stamp classes this week and next. Lots of fun stuff going on! I'm also hoping to get to the photo tutorial for the cupcake basket I posted last Friday. It's coming , I promise!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Whoohooo! I get to be the first to comment on this lovely card! I love the blushing bride cardstock and the scallop edges. It is so feminine!
    Sue Erickson aka the Soggy Stamper

  2. Such a pretty card, Robin! I just love it!


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