As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I receive a monthly magazine that's full of creative ideas. In this month's issue, I saw the typewriter from the "You're My Type" stamp set (available in the Occasions Mini Catalog Jan. 4) with a simple flower resting on it. I adored the idea and had to spin my own little version! Here's a previous sample using the same typewriter stamp.
- The Black Oval Scallop Frame helped define the "white space" of the card without giving up the simplicity.
- Large solid stamps like the typewriter, can sometimes leave an open ink area when stamped. I enlisted a Blender Pen and a little Basic Black ink to fill in any gaps. Layer ink gradually. Watch my Blender Pen Ink Fix Video Tutorial to learn more.
- The tiny leaf began with a circle cropped with the circle punch from the Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I "fished" the circle back in the same punch adhered to a scrap of paper and cropped it into the leaf shape.
TOMORROW . . . . The Pals Paper Arts Design Team will announce their 2011 Best Dressed List. The list includes the 12 favorite PPA Challenge Picks of the Year! Be ready for WOW!
MORE OCCASIONS MINI AND SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG PEEKS. I have had a chance to experiment with many new Stampin' Up! stamps, embellishments and tools this past week. I can't wait to share the excitement with more sneak peek samples!
Stamp Set: You're My Type* (W125564, C125650)
Paper: Basic Black (101179), Lucky Limeade (122926), Real Red (102482), Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), 1" Square Punch (for flagged end, 124094), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Oval Scallop Frame Bigz Die (114521), Blender Pen (102845)
The Perfect Touch: Brights Brads (119740)
*Available in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog Jan. 4, 2012