Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Stamp Set Blog Hop

Our new Spring/Summer Idea Book goes live Feb. 1st so it's time for a NEW Stamp set Blog Hop! If you've come from the blog of Kathleen Androlewicz you're on the right path. But you can also just jump in anywhere along the line and keep following the links!

  There are so many things to be excited about besides just the stamp sets! You are going to LOVE all the new papers and embellishments, too!

For this card I used a variety of new things. First I put our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to work cutting out a card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"), front, inside layer and frames. The card pattern has the window designed into it already! The papers are from the Pemberley paper kit and they are so soft and sweet. 

The stamp set is called A Garden. Its a cute little set of 10 images including the vase flowers, bird, butterfly and 3 messages and it's only $6.95! To color the images I used a water pen then cut out the vase and butterfly. The flower was made with our new Paradise Paper Flowers. There are actually two flowers layered together to give a wispy 3D look. The edges were brushed against a Pacifica ink pad to make it pop a bit. The center of the flower is a Pacifica brad with a tiny sparkle on it. The leaves are stamped directly onto the background but the vase was cut out with a bit of 3D Foam on the back for dimension. The finishing touch was a bit of floss tied around the neck of the vase. 


I think this card is a good example as to how you can make 
a "big" statement with a small stamp set! 

Thanks for hopping by. Click here to go to Wendy Kessler's blog and see more great ideas!


Michelle

8 comments:

  1. Michelle,

    What an adorable card and I love your statement about big ways to use a little set! :-)

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  2. great card Michelle, I love seeing artwork featuring our 'A' sized stamp sets, thanks for featuring this one :)

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  3. oooh, too cute! Love how you framed the opening! Gonna have to figure that one out! Great job!

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  4. Super super cute card! I am a huge fan of window cards and love how the Art Philosophy cartridge makes them so easy to make :)

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  5. I've been debating on this very affordable stamp set, now I think I will have to get it! Cute window card!
    Wendy K.
    www.MyScrapbookingBlog.com

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