July 7th, 2011
Happy Thursday! I printed out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge over the weekend and sat down to play with it on Monday. I have a basket of newer stamp sets and sets I’ve come across recently that I want front and center so I’ll use them. As I flipped through the sets in the basket with sketch in hand I found the perfect set to use – Rescue Remedies from Waltzing Mouse. I recently purchased the 6×6 pack of Hometown Summer paper by Pink Paislee and thought they would be fun with this stamp set. As I got everything out to make choices, I couldn’t make just one card, so I made a set of 4 instead. I just love how they turned out and it was so much fun mixing colors and patterns and finding ribbons and such!
Here’s the full set –
It’s funny because when we saw this line of paper of CHA, Taylor fell in love with it, but it didn’t do much for me. Then several of the Baker’s Dozen used it in samples for Green Acres during the May release and I decided I needed it. Well now I absolutley LOVE it! I embossed the images with black craft/pgment ink (didn’t I mention recently that I hate using that stuff?) and clear embossing powder. Such a bold look! The black decorative strip is from a TCP border die – I used the die cut piece on 2 cards and the left over piece on the other 2. I recnely purchased Spellbinders Labels Four Small dies to go with the the Labels Four that I already had. I’m so glad that Spellbinder finally has started to make “small” versions of some of the poplular lables dies. I wish they would have named them 4 1/2, etc. because I think the word small might confuse some people. It just means that the new sets layer in between the original sets – something so many of us have wanted for so long! Here are individual photos of each card. Click on any photo to see it larger.
I put them all on kraft card bases and used black cardstock matting and black rhinestones to tie in with the black embossing and make everything pop! Aren’t they cute? I think they’ll make a great gift!
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge.