Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A Creative Weekend......

I wanted to make this card look a little bit like a Christmas package, and since I found some fabulous ribbon this weekend, I thought I'd use some of it to pull it all together. I added lots of sparkle with Stickles...after all, what's Christmas without sparkle and bright colors? It looks like Hanna is decorating her tree outside while it's snowing, but in 'stamp-land', anything is possible, right? I used a pretty basic layout for this card so Hanna could 'shine' in her gorgeous holiday outfit! On each layer, I used the ticket corner punch and sponged the edges----it seems bare to me if I don't complete those steps. When I create, it feels like a square corner or plain edge looks like it needs 'dressing up' and I just can't leave them alone. Now that Hanna has placed her gifts under the tree, she's off to do more shopping!

Stamps: Hanna Stamps 'But I Need It'
Paper: American Crafts DP, Old Olive, Real Red, White
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brads, ribbon, dimensionals, Liquid Applique, heat tool, Stickles, sponge daubers.

I just love the cheery, bright colors in the Dashing DP (SU). I added a LOT of Stickles for sparkle...it makes me think of the tinsel my parents put on the Christmas tree when I was a little girl. I always loved looking at the colors of the strings of lights reflecting in the shiny strands of tinsel, and the bright colored ornaments hanging from each branch. Such wonderful memories....memories that I am lucky to have, and will always treasure.

Stamps: Naughty or Nice, Warm Words
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Old Olive, Real Red, white (Papertrey), Dashing DP
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock
Accessories: Copic markers, Ticket Corner & Photo Corner punches (SU), small & large oval punches (SU), brads, Old Olive ribbon, silver cord, Liquid Applique, heat tool, Stickles, sponge daubers.

I think I fiddled with the ribbon on this card for at least an hour---I just couldn't seem to figure out where to put it. I finally added a square-spiral clip, and some small ribbon 'tabs', and 'poof!', that's what it needed! Funny how the creative process moves along, huh? I also used my 'Tres Chic' background stamp for the first time---at first I wasn't sure that I liked it, but now I am SO glad that I ordered it! I love the look it gives and the way it enhances the main image without overpowering it.

Stamps: Penny Black ('Blush' is the name on the stamp), Much Appreciated, Tres Chic BG (SU)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Naturals Ivory, Basic Grey-Infuse DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, brads, ribbon, HPH, SU markers, dimensionals, sponge daubers.
Thanks for stopping by to visit---I'll have more to post tomorrow! Have a wonderful day everyone!!


Stamper Gail said...

Love the style of your designs and am looking forward to visiting your blog often.

Sherry Cheever said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love the Penny Black -- I think that might be one of my favorite images of all time!

Kendra Giles said...