Thursday, January 15, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks


Hi Everyone! I've been having a struggle for the last week...my mojo did not want to create, infact it went on a break, I think! lol It's cold here, but not as cold as in Upstate New York) I just had to say that! hehe

Tonight I'd like to share with you a card I made using Stampin Up's Heartfelt Thanks stamp set. Finished card size is the A-2 standard card. Here's a summary of things I used to create the card. All products were Stampin Up.

Cardstock:
card base: Mellow Moss
layers: Brushed Gold, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Thanks, French Script Background Stamp, Canvas BG Stamp

Emboss Powder: Gold

Ink: Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke, Versa Mark

Tools: Slit Punch, Heat Gun

The first thing I did was cut my layers. Gold pieces are: 2 3/4" X 5 1/8", 4 1/8" X 2 5/8". Not Quite Navy pieces are: 2 1/2" X 4 7/8" and 3 7/8 X 2 3/8". Very Vanilla pieces are: 2 3/8 X 4 3/4, 2 3/16" X 3 3/4", 2" X 3". After I had all my layers sized and cut, the first thing I did was to stamp all my Very Vanilla Pieces with the Canvas BG stamp in Night of Navy. I didn't want it dark so I stamped off first. I randomly stamped the flower on the 2 largest Very Vanilla pieces, again using the "stamping off" technique. I stamped off, because I wanted soft colors on the flowers. Next, on the largest piece of Vanilla I stamped the French Script Background stamp in Versa Mark Ink, then sprinkled gold emboss powder on it & heat set. I did the same thing on the medium sized vanilla piece. I set that aside and picked up the smallest vanilla piece, I stamped the flower in Versa Mark Ink and covered with Gold emboss powder and heat set. Then I stamped off the flower and stamped it. I sponged very lightly around the flower with Not Quite Navy, then I inked up a silver brad with Real Red ink, pierced a hole and added my brad. I mounted all the Very Vanilla pieces onto the Brushed Gold. I placed them the way I wanted them onto the Mellow Moss, stamped a verse onto a 3x3 Very Vanilla piece inside the card. All done!

I hope I wrote that out understandbly for you...lol...if not, just email me if you have any questions.

I hope you all have a great Friday and have a chance to create something!
Happy Stampin!!!

As always,


6 comments:

Pam said...

That is a very nice card! I really like the colors! It inspires me to do more with staggered layering. Thanks so much for sharing, Ret.

Cheryl said...

Ret this is beautiful! I really like that set and your layering is terrific.

Beth said...

Ret that is a gorgeous card and thanks for giving us the how to's of what you did.
Well GF looks like your MoJo is back and I am so glad cold here in Virginia we are about 12 degrees

Shirley said...

Very pretty! I know what you mean about MOJO and cold too! It got so cold it froze my hot water pipes!! I love your card. The DP and the image area just so wonderful together!

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Ret. Oh, this is just gorgeous! I love how you created such a soft background with this stamp set. I'm glad your mojo found it's way home. Beautiful work...

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a gorgeous creation!! I really love the colors and layering!! :) TFS!!