Sunday, November 11, 2012

RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour

Welcome to the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour.  This month we're featuring projects using the stamp set Winter Memories.  You may have arrived here from Jackie Bottomley's blog.  Didn't she do a nice job!!!

Onto my project.  After contemplating the many ways I could use the Winter Memories stamp set, here is what I came up with:
Does the layout look a bit familiar to you?   If so, it's because I partially modeled my card from the Frosty Friends sample found in the 2012 Holiday Mini catalog.  I started by stamping with StazOn ink on watercolor paper.  Then I colored the images with various Stampin' Write markers and blended them using my blender pen.  Then I cut the watercolor paper using my Big Shot and the largest shape from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.

But it doesn't stop there!  Do you see how I matted the focal image with another Apothecary Accents shape?  I achieved this look by cutting the watercolor paper a second time trimming it down a bit -- like this:
The Cherry Cobbler mat is the original framelit size.  Pretty cool, eh!  Oh, for added detail I used the Essential Paper-Piercing Pack to add punched holes inside the Cherry Cobbler card stock.

I'd love to hear from my readers what you think about this project. 

Stamps: Winter Memories
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Regals Designer Series Paper Stacks, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party
Ink: StazOn Jet Black; Stampin' Write Markers: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Blush Blossom, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Delicate Designs embossing folder, Paper-Piercing Tool, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Pennant Builder punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Next up on the Tour is Deb Currier.  Click the icon below to follow the link to her blog:

If you get lost on the tour, here is a list of all participants:

Happy Stamping!


Anonymous said...

Hi Susan - love your idea for the framelits - seems ike we can never get enough inspiration for customizing things to be Just Right! Thanks for your inspiration...


bensarmom said...

Susan this is a darling card filled with all sorts of wonderful details!

Anonymous said...

Ingenious use of the framelits. Thanks for the tip!


Andi Potler said...

Thank you for the tip on creating a smaller shape to layer! I will need to do that! :)

Robin Merriman said...

Love this idea Susan!