Susan's Saga

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ornamental Pine

This Christmas I have loooooved playing with the Ornamental Pine stamp set. It is such an elegant and pretty set to use. I had already used it for my Curvy Keepsake boxes, then I saw a card sketch idea using partial embossing (from Gina K) and knew this stamp set would look lovely with that.

This card has a Very Vanilla card base, and then I used the Delicate Designs embossing folder to place the line of embossing across the bottom third of the card, leaving enough room to stamp my sentiment in Cherry Cobbler along the bottom. I then stamped my pine cone in Chocolate Chip and masked it off so I could stamp Garden Green pine needles across it and this allowed it to pop off the page a little.


 Finally I spritzed the top of the card with a bit of glitter spray (not Stampin' Up!) and my card was ready to be posted out :)

You can still purchase the Ornamental Pine stamp set for another week but after that, it will be gone.

Endless Wishes

I think I have just managed to send out all hand made cards this year! I found a few designs that were clean and simple so that I could make several cards at a time. This Endless Wishes stamp set was fun to play with. I only used the Merry Christmas sentiments out of it but it had many more. Such a pretty, delicate set to use! I enjoyed putting a splash of bling on the snowflakes too.

Here are two colour ways, using Stampin' Up! inks and Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler in the first one, stamped in Old Olive, Metallic Gold Encore and Crumb Cake as well, then added Cherry Cobbler seam binding and a few rhinestones. For the second one the sentiment is stamped in Old Olive, the snowflakes were stamped in Cherry Cobbler, Metallic Gold Encore and Crumb Cake, then I used Always Artichoke seam binding to tie a bow and added rhinestones to some of the snowflakes.

The stamped images are popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals. I spritzed the card base (Whisper White) with various non Stampin' Up! glitter sprays.

You can still purchase this stamp set for another week. After that, it is gone!