Monday, January 10, 2011

Because I Care.....

Hi All!!

Guess What?????  I got to stamp again!!!   Whooohoooooo!!!!!!!  I have a whole basket of new goodies from the Occasions Mini that cry out to me.  I have to say one of the first sets I was drawn to in the new mini was Nature Walk.  I absolutley love the artsy-ness of it....the realistic images...the delicate beauty of nature.  I just love it!!!!  I started this one with the sketch from Stamping 411.

I really liked the wide open space at the top of the sketch....perfect for a linen technique I have been wanting to do with this set.  Wanna see what I did with it?

The card base is soft suede.  I stamped the egg stamp along the bottom stamping off with soft suede ink.  The no.147 stamp if regular soft suede.  Don't you love the text page???  I sure do!  It is from First Edition in the Occasions Mini - this paper is so awesome - it is thinner, more like regular old text pages.

The sentiment is from the level one hostess set, Because I care.  The main image is where the fun begins.  I stamped the images randomly all over tissue paper.  I then balled it all up in a wad....then carefully smoothed it out.  It is adhered to a piece of very vanilla with stampin up's glue stick. After the glue dried, I ran the image through my big shot with the new Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.

Before adhering the card together, I used the tea stain ink pad from the distressing kit to age my papers and card stock.  I then accented it with some seam binding ribbon in cherry cobbler and a button from the neutrals button collection.

1 comment:

Kerin said...

Lol, you sound just like me earlier this's so exciting to get to stamp again when you've been missing it so!! This was the first set I wanted from the mini too and you've done a fabulous job with it!! I love the colors and ribbon treatment too. Thanks for playing along this week :)