Happy Labor Day! I hope many of you can enjoy a day of relaxation and stamping inspired by this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO257).
- If you are a clean and simple stamper like me, a card with lots of layers and embellishments can be a little intimidating. My advice? Deconstruct the sketch (in your head) to see how you can make it your own style. I like to use lots of white, focus on a key color (Summer Starfruit used today) and a balance of basic embellishments.
- Stampin’ Up! Brushed Bronze Designer Buttons (p. 32 of the Holiday Catalog) add a rich finish but still keep the design clean. I added Linen Thread (doubled) for a fun “stitch.”
- The “thank you” sentiment (Made for You stamp set) was cropped to perfection using the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies and my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.
- NEW!!! STAMPIN’ UP! FREE RIBBON OFFER! That luscious touch of 3/8″ Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon provides a pretty contrast and touch of sheen. Get it FREE with a $40 product order in September. Learn more about the Stampin’ Up! Back to “Spool” Special.
MISS LILY GRACE . . . I recently posted a birthday card I created for my grandniece who is nutso about owls. Here’s the original link. I thought it was telling to see her sweater in this new photo!
Stamp Set: Made for You (Wood-Mount 126340, Clear-Mount 126342)
Paper: 2012-2014 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (126910), Lucky Limeade (122926), Chocolate Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (126979)
Cool Tools: Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), 1″ Squre Punch (for large flagged end, 124094), 2 1/2″ Circle Punch (120906), Blossom Petals Builder Punch (121808), Bitty Banners Framelits Dies (129267), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch: Burnished Bronze Designer Buttons (127833), Linen Thread (104199), Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846), Glue Dots (to hold buttons in place, 103683)