This is just a little notecard (again), because the little cherry images were so small, I thought they would get lost on a larger card...here we go:
I love this card so much, I don't want to send it away, LOL! I began with a panel of Pool Party, embossed it with the Pinewood Planks EF, then sponged it with Smoky Slate. It was adhered to a mat of Cherry Cobbler. I then cut a banner from some Smoky Slate gingham using a Poppystamps die, and embellished it with three little cherries from a really old SU set, which I am thinking might have been an incentive set since I can't find it on Splitcoast Stampers:
I watercolored the cherries with some inks and an aquapainter, and colored the "hello" with a marker. And I thought I'd share a quick tutorial about how I diecut the stitched circles! I had stamped my images first, then realized that the die I wanted to use did not have an opening, so I couldn't center my design easily. So here's my fix:
The die on the right is the one I want to use, but as I said, there is no opening, so I wasn't sure how I was going to center it, so I got the smallest circle die I owned that did have an opening; this one happens to be from SU's Stitched Shapes:
I centered the larger die over my stamped image and used a pencil to draw a circle, using the inner portion of the die as a guide:
I then centered my smaller die, face down, over the image, using the drawn circle as my guide, and ran it through my Big Shot:
And tada! A nicely-centered design! I guess ideally, you could diecut first and then stamp, but with smaller wood-mount stamps, as this one was, it would have been a challenge. I was happy with this technique!
I hope you'll find some inspiration to play along with us at Inspired By this week! Be sure to check out what the DT has for you as well! And you might notice a NEW member on the Design Team....my sweet friend Lisa from My Paper Tales! SO EXCITED! Be sure to stop by and give her some love! Thanks for popping in today...enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Country Occasions (ret)|
|Card stock & Papers||White Notecard, Whisper White, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Neutrals DSP|
|Ink||Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Garden Green, Smoky Slate|
|Accessories||Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (ret), Dimensionals,|
|Tools||Big Shot, Pinewood Planks EF, Sponges, Greeting Tags Dies (Poppystamps), Stitched Circle Dies (Lil'Inker), Aquapainter, White Gel Pen (Zig), Smoky Slate Marker|