Let's face it. The hostess sets in Stampin' Up!'s Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog are fantastic. There isn't a single set I wouldn't mind owning (and I'm working on making a sweep :) Especially refreshing are the Level 1 options, the easiest to achieve and easy on the eyes. The entire catalog is available for download on my right side bar . . . simply click on the cover with a butterfly. If you prefer the "real" thing, click here to order a copy via priority mail.
Today's post features the fern stamp from Organic Grace (Hostess Level 1). My "inkspiration" for this card was from Splitcoast Featured Stamper Kokirose (Splitcoast Challenge FS81) and her lovely design. To begin, I stamped the fern twice in Old Olive Ink on Very Vanilla card stock. The second fern was snipped out and layered over the first. The corners were cropped with a Ticket Corner Punch as were the attached mats of Sage Shadow and Old Olive.
The 3.5 x 3.5" square panel of Sage Shadow card stock was given a gorgeous design using the new Bella Toile Background. TIP: Sage Shadow ink on the matching card stock offers a soft tone on tone appeal. The corners are pierced and layers of Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock follow.
The Sage Shadow textured card base is 5.5 x 4.25", scored at the top. TIP: For a classy touch, I snipped the bottom corners (front and back) with a Corner Rounder Punch. It's topped with Stampin' Up!'s Windsor Knot Designer Paper (splendid small patterns for layering), also rounded on the bottom.
The final accents include the newly released Sage Shadow 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and the "thanks so much" sentiment from Pocket Silhouettes. I shaped up the sentiment using the small oval punch. A 1 x 1" square of Old Olive peeks from behind the Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver Label Holder and Brads. TIP: For a snug fit below label holders, I pumped up the olive card stock using Stampin' Dimensionals. The sentiment was adhered with dimensionals.
Hugs and Pretties . . . . M
Stamp Sets: Organic Grace (Hostess Level 1), Bella Toile, Pocket Silhouettes (sentiment)
Paper: Windsor Knot, Sage Shadow Textured and Smooth, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Sage Shadow, Old Olive
Cool Tools: Small Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit)
The Perfect Touch: Hodgepodge Hardware Styled Silver Label Holder and Brads, Sage Shadow 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals