Friday, May 29, 2009

May God Bless You...

I first bought this set with the intention to use it for making cards for my small Confirmation group at Church. Since then, I have discovered it can be used for so many other wonderful greetings besides the Catholic sacraments, i.e. Get Well, Thinking of You, Loss of Job, Sympathy. Since this In Color cardstock and ink will soon be retiring, I wanted to share this with you. It, too, follows the rule of my last post, White plus one color. Stamps, ribbon, embossing powder and inks from Stampin' Up! The stamp set is called Special Blessings. I used white taffeta ribbon and embossing powder. My scoring blade on my trimmer enabled me to make a smooth fold to the left of the bird stamp. I drug the edge over a VersaMark pad and embossed in white to add color and texture. I used my rectangle punch to add ribbon prior to mounting it on white layer. I used Glue Arts High Tac adhesive and a strip of ribbon adhesive for the foldover flap. The wheel is Always in Bloom. Since there is no Baja Breeze ink cartridge, I simply ran the wheel over my Baja Breeze ink pad and rolled onto card edge. Tip: Make sure you ink well so it appears evenly, and as always, begin off edge of CS and continue off top edge. I am sure you know someone who could use God's blessing today!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Get Started with White Plus One

If you are just getting started in stamping and don’t have many supplies, here is an easy way to create simple, yet lovely cards. Most stampers have white card stock and ribbon as basic starter supplies. Simply pick a contrasting color of cardstock and ink to use on your card.  This “How Much You Do” card uses the scallop square punch, white taffeta ribbon, a small flower and pearl from the Pretties Kit along with the Baroque standard wheel, rolled at an angle and a white square mounted on the inside stamped in Lavendar Lace with leaves from Pocket Silhouettes stamp set. The verse is from the Morning Glory set. So whether you are trimming your budget or just getting started, think white plus a color for creating beautiful, easy cards. Supplies available for purchase on my Stampin' Up! website at