Here we are again, The Stamp Review Crew, with our first blog hop in November. It seems funny that it's already November 7th and it's just the first Monday, doesn't it? In case you not familiar with The Stamp Review Crew, I'll le you know that we're an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who hop on the first and third Monday of each month. What makes us different is that we all use the same stamp set to bring you lots of inspiration for what we're using, at least that's our plan. If you get lost along the way or want to learn more about us, click the link or banner above and you'll land our The Stamp Review blog where you'll find more information and a full list of this week's hoppers.
If you didn't start here then maybe you came from The Paper Caper, Jessica Williams blog. I'm sure you were inspired by her amazing talent!
If you would have been in my craft room while I was creating this week's card you might have thought that I was going to have an extremely elaborate card. I had ribbon, embossing supplies, threads, dies, stamps, various DSP, you name and it was out. Then the tables turned and I kept it very simple.
The only tricky thing on this card is the stamped image in the paisley die cut. The rest is definitely straight forward. The paisley die is actually the two plain paisleys nested inside one another while die cutting. That makes a great border for the smaller paisley die. You may not notice that this stamp is done in reverse. I did that because the stamp didn't go the same way as the paisleys. I had to reverse it so it would fit nicely inside the paisley. To reverse the image I first inked it in Versa Mark ink and then put it directly into Early Espresso ink so I could see it when I did the next stamp. Then, this is the trick, it was stamped onto a flat piece of red rubber that I saved from mounting stamps. Next I laid the Mint Macaron portion of the die cut right over red rubber and placed the outline die around it so I was sure to get the edges of the image. I carefully lifted it up and then embossed it with Copper Embossing Powder. The copper embossing covered up the Early Espresso ink that I added to the the stamp. Everything in this product suite in the Holiday Catalog is gorgeous and I couldn't help but highlight the piece of Designer Series Paper from Petals & Paisleys for the background of the card. A touch of Copper Thread adds a bit of interest behind the paisley and then the simple sentiment banner completes it. A lot of words for such an easy card, huh? Below is a close up of the embossed paisley where it shows up better. There is a tiny Versa Mark shadow where the paisley slipped a tiny bit when I laid it on the stamp. :)
For the interior of the card I added an extra die cut that I had on my craft table and another sentiment from Paisleys & Posies….
Thanks for hopping by today! You're ready to hop along to the blog of Bronwyn Eastley, Addinktive Designs. Bronwyn's creations always blow me away and I bet they will you too!