A little diversion today from my holiday blitz since Luke was born a few days earlier than I expected and I wanted to zip a "baby" card off to his parents–very hip and artistic people. So I hopped outside the box from traditional pastels and baby images and decided to play with another of Stampin' Up!'s Classy Brass Templates, Seeing Spots. TIP: Guess what . . . you could change up the colors and rearrange the circles to a trianglular shape–Voil?!–rockin' Christmas tree!
My inspiration for this card is from Karren, who created a breathtaking star book for my sister-in-law Karol, battling breast cancer. Here's a link to a slide show (on my niece's adorable Kween Bee blog) showcasing more details from this book and the wonderful outpouring of kind creations from the virtual stamping community. Thank you to all of you who contributed.
Today's 4.25 x 5.5 Pumpkin Pie card base is topped with Whisper White and Temptiing Turquoise card stock. I layered a strip of Kiwi Kiss along the bottom, dolled up with a Chit Chat Whisper White Rub-On and four very Tempting Turquoise Brads. TIP: Want your little brads to line up like soldiers at attention? Use a Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit) first for precise hole placement.
My PUNCH BUNCH of circles came out to play (sizes listed below). The real fun was in using the Seeing Dots Brass Template to pierce and dry emboss the snazzy details. TIP: For the smallest holes, I used the smaller needle (the Paper Piercer is too big) included in the Crafter's Tool Kit. Three of the circles are popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. I layered all circles on the "naked" tree from Season of Friendship. It was a lovely guide for placement.
A quick strip of Pumpkin Pie runs across the base (secret–this was done after I muffed my cuts for threading a ribbon through–yes, it happens to all of us). Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (exquisite color to have) skibbles across on top and three more 1/2" circles add "punch."
I started listing the product numbers for the items I use in the recipe (thanks for the suggestion, Banu). Please leave me a comment whether you find this helpful or too busy, busy.
P.S. I'm off to the post office to mail the blog candy package to our winner, Barbara, from South Carolina. Congrats again and thanks to all who played.
Stamp Set: Season of Friendship (Holiday Mini, 111776)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie (105117), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Whisper White (100730)
Punch Bunch: 1/2" (104390), 3/4" (107217), 1" (109046) and 1 1/4" (104403) Circle Punches
Cool Tools: Stampin' Up! Classy Brass Template Seeing Spots (107412), Paper Piercer, Needle and Template (Crafter's Tool Kit, 104310)
The Perfect Touch: Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109038), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Bold Brights Brads (Tempting Turquoise, 106597), Chit Chat Rub-Ons (111804)