You’re Just my Type

How often do you need a card just like this?  No specific occasion but something special to send family photos, a recipe, or a special instructions for a payment.    I always like to have these types of cards ready for multipurpose use and today's card is perfect for them.

I learned from Karen, one of my fabulous customers that this stamp works best on a hard surface.  She used my kitchen counter (where we were also using background stamps) to get a much better impression that I got when I made this card.  One thing about being around stampers, you always pick up little tips to improve your skills and techniques. 

Tip:  To make the leaf for the flower’s stem, I used a technique taught to me by Deanna Schultz (a very sweet demonstrator friend who makes fabulous cookies I might add).  Punch a circle from a scrap of Old Olive.  I used the 1/2 “ circle punch with this card. Place the circle on the sticky part of a post-it note.  Guide the circle back into the circle punch (upside down) and cut half way through it to create the leaf.  I believe Deanna called this a Fish Line technique.  That’s what I call it anyway.

Make a stack of these and keep them handy.  This stamp set has some very cute phrases that can be used at the last minute many occasions.

Inspired by:  Mary Fish

Stamp Set:  You're My Type
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Lucky Old Olive, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Ink:   Stazon
Tools & Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot, Oval Scallop Frame Bigz Die, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack,  ½” Circle Punch, 1" Square Punch (for flagged end), Blender Pen , Brights Brads, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack

Posted on : Feb 23 2012
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