Oh Hello

 Counted cross-stitching used to be one of my favorite crafts.  Unfortunately I can’t see well enough anymore for that kind of detail.  (One of the reasons I love stamping is that you don’t  have to have 20/10 vision).  Now Stampin’ UP! has a new embossing folder that does the cross-stitching for us.  What a great way to add subtle dimension to a card.

I stamped the oval pattern directly on to the cardstock on this card.  At my stamp camp, I reduced the risk for my customers (and friends) by offering scrap cardstock and the Oval Framelit to create the background.   Some took advantage and some made the bold move.  Either way, the card is delightful.  

Inspiration:  Penny Smiley

Stamps:  Oh Hello
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Read, Pool Party, More Amore Specialty Designer Paper Series
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Needlepoint Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits Die (optional), Small Heart Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals.

Posted on : Jan 22 2013
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Love You

Lots of adorable layers and embellisments make this card the perfect Valentine for someone very special.  It was voted the favorite card at today’s stamp camp.

Inspired by :  Penny Smiley

Stamp Sets:  PS I Love You (On the Clearance Rack), Oh Hello
Ink:  Basic Gray, Primrose Petals
Paper:  Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies,  Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Large Scallop Edgelits, Needlepoint Border Textures Impressions Embossing Folder Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Posted on : Jan 19 2013
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