Friday, 16 March 2012

Wisteria Wonder and Forever Young with Happy Greetings

Another card I whipped up in the inspiring environment of Miss Clare's house:  I loved love love the tree stamp in the Forever Young set, and I am coming to like the clock and silhouette stamps too.  Check it out on page 45 of the main IBC, from $40.95 in clear mount (122572).  On this card, I have concentrated on using a 'dynamic duo' of Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush (an In Color leaving us in September).  The background is wheeled with Very Vintage Jumbo wheel in Wisteria ink.  The top panel has a few layers, and I have used something a little different for the 'sky' layer - a piece of the delectable Flirtatious Specialty Paper, a delicate all-over doily pattern.  I used a scallop circle punchie to sponge over with Wisteria ink, moving the scallop around to sponge cloud-shapes, to create a thundery sky look.  The little 'hills' are made by tearing some lengths of cardstock and sticking them down over the DSP layer.  I stamped the tree last, in Concord Crush ink, and added the "Thanks for being a friend" greeting from the Summer Mini set, Happy Greetings -  125792, $35.95 in wood mount.  This set has a useful collection of greeting stamps in a selection of classic fonts.   The "Happiness Always" is my favourite wedding/engagement/anniversary stamp of all time, and it also includes a Congrats/Well done stamp, Take a look to see if it is a good addition to your collection before it's gone on March 31st - it would also make a good set for a beginning stamper because of the versatile sentiments.

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