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Today's card takes advantage of Stampin' Up!'s wonderful collection of punches.
- The Crushed Curry Textured card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and scored on the side (but it could easily be scored on the top, too).
- I layered strips of Very Vanilla and Basic Black on top
- The Circle Circus stamp I used was inked in Jet Black Stazon (my fave for a crisp, black image) and stamped on Very Vanilla. TIP: The curry, black and vanilla color trio, combined with this pattern give a snazzy "global" feel.
- The stamped circles popped out with perfection using a 1" Circle Punch.
- Using Stampin' Dimensionals, I layered the patterned circle on a 1 1/4" Circle of Basic Black.
- The circles landed on a 4" x 1 1/2" banner of Very Vanilla.
- Tucked behind is another dose of luscious Crushed Curry Textured card stock, dolled up with an Eyelet Border Punch. TIP: Stampin' Up!'s beautiful textured card stock now comes in an assorted pack of In Colors for $10.95 (item 115719, 36 sheeets, six each of six In Colors).
- Three Black Brads (Stampin' Up! Vintage Brad Collection) really stand out against the Crushed Curry background. TIP: I use a Paper Piercer (now sold separately for $3.50) and Paper-Piercing Template (Stampin' Up! Mat Pack) to line up brads and eyelets with precision.
- The sentiment from Oval All was inked in Jet Black Stazon and stamped on Crushed Curry. It's shaped with a Large Oval Punch and layered with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals over a Scalloped Oval Punch. TIP: Having coordinating punches is a delightful time saver.
COMING UP! The progress of the new Tucson Stampin' Pretty Zone . . .
Stamp Sets: Circle Circus (115778), Oval All (113790)
Paper: Crushed Curry Textured (115314, Assorted In Colors), Crushed Curry (115315, Assorted In Colors), Basic Black (102851), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools: 1" (109046) and 1 1/4" Circle Punches (104403), Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (114889)
The Perfect Touch: Black Brads (109109, Vintage Brads), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)