Thursday, February 2, 2012

Using something new

I wanted to thank all of you for the lovely comments about my new room. I hope you can take away a few ideas for your own stamping space. I must have looked at 100 or more pictures before I knew what I wanted, so in giving back, I shared my space with all of you.

For today's card, my assignment was to use some products that I have had for awhile but were still sitting on the shelf. I used some of my favorite card stock which is from Stampin' Up. I like it's thickness but mostly I love their colors. This card was made with Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Cream and a tiny piece of Old Olive. The artichoke panel was embossed with the "Branches with Leaves" folder from Sizzix and the cherry cobbler shape is embossed with Tim Holtz's "Regal Flourish" folder and then die cut with Label 20 from Spellbinder's . The branches were sanded lightly for texture and dimension. I was actually surprised with myself that I haven't used this stamp set before now, because it was one I yearned over for along time. It is Established Elegance from Stampin' Up. There are 10 luscious stamps in this set and I had to hold myself back from trying to use all of them on this one card. The dress form and other designs were stamped on a cream panel and then embossed with one of the Textured Impression Embossing Folder called Designer Frames from Stampin' Up. I cut out around the embossed edge which created a cute frame and then rubbed some Antique Linen Distress ink on the edges. The rhinestones are a pretty champagne color that are from Michaels.

Wow, so we are into February already. Valentine's Day is just around the corner so I better start thinking of something lovey dovey to make. I will have to sit and think about that one. Trying to come up with something different for 26 years, gets challenging.

I hope all of you are getting through the winter blahs. So far we have been pretty lucky with our weather. I think we have only had snow on the ground for 3 days at the longest and then it melts. We have had more rain than snow, and for Michigan that is unheard of.

~Have fun and enjoy!

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