Saturday, May 1, 2010

Of The Earth

I have a friend who selected the Of The Earth hostess stamp set when we closed her workshop. But, she was uncertain as to what to do with this stamp set, so I broke mine out. I have made her 3 different cards, to give her some inspiration. I wanted to use colors and pattern papers that would be easy to change, and random stamps that could be easy to change also. The card recipes follow, along with suggestions as to what to change.
From left to right: I used Sage Shadow card stock. I stamped the text in Basic Brown classic ink. The text stamp is from Charming stamp set. But, you could easily change that to any text, or random image. I stamped the flower repeatedly in Sage Shadow classic ink. I stamped the bird image in Close to Cocoa classic ink on a scrap piece of Sahara Sand card stock, and cut it out. Punched a scallop square and attached. To change this, just use your favorite color card stock, and accent with any neutral.
This card is easy. The card base is Kraft. I used a piece of chipboard and my bone folder to create the outline box on the inside of the card, to create the raised area on the outside of the card. I used another piece of chipboard and drew some light pencil lines. Stamped my words in craft white ink, and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Erased my pencil lines and used my white gel pen to outline the box. I inked the flower in Basic Black classic ink and stamped near the bottom line. Stamped the butterfly in Basic Black classic ink on a scrap piece of Kraft card stock, cut it out. Used my stylus to give the wing a bit of a curl, and attached with a glue dot. To change this, use any color base card stock, and use neutrals for your outline and stamped images. The neutrals don't have to be opposites, you can use coordinating colors - you just want some visual interest.
I used two coordinating scrap pieces of recently retired DSP. Matted those onto a piece of Sahara Sand card stock. Wrapped a scrap piece of ribbon around this matted piece. I gave the ribbon a little fold and added a brad for interest. I stamped Simply Thanks in the center of a scrap piece of white card stock. I colored the floral image with markers, huffed and stamped. I matted this piece onto 2 scraps of coordinating card stock. To change this card, use any two coordinating pattern papers. Add interest to the over lap pieces, either with ribbon, or a strip of card stock. To change the words, use any words. If your text is small, when you stamp your floral image, make this a second generation stamp.
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