Thursday, November 13, 2008

Christmas & Friendship

Here are two cards (“True Blue” and “Bold & Merry”) created using a similar design theme and stamp set, however, I changed out the colors to show how holiday cards don’t always have to be made using Christmas stamps! To recreate these cards, I used the new Stampin’ Up!® Eastern Blooms set along with the Punches Three Hostess set and two scallop punches - the square scallop and scallop border punch. For the embossing, I used Gold Glory embossing powder with Whisper White cardstock layered on “In color” Kiwi, Red Riding Hood and Pacific Point cardstocks. The ribbons used are Riding Hood Red Taffeta and 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain. All of these products are available for purchase on my Stampin’ Up!® website; simply press the SHOP NOW button to shop for these and other items! You can type in these names to locate quickly using the search option.

These cards are examples using the Tip of the Month...making bold images “Pop” by using white gel pen accents. The stamping was done using ink pads that matched the cardstock and the white accents added by hand really take these cards to a new level of boldness. Try this technique on your next project.

1 comment:

Melissa Bove said...

WOW! Gorgeous cards Cheri! I really need to order some SU! Stamps from you! You make the most beautiful projects with them!!