Sunday, July 28, 2013

Still Wheeling Around

The Shop Around wheel is definitely a favourite for me! This time I paired it with the Dress Up Framelit. I stamped the wheel using Baked Brown Sugar onto some brown packing paper. On the dress form I used the En Francais background stamp inked with Baked Brown Sugar, stamped off once and then stamped on Whisper White cardstock.
The doilies were cut from a piece of the Epic Day This and That DSP. I love cutting things out! And because the dress form looked a little naked all by itself, I added a sash made from Crumb Cake Seam Binding, gathered with a Very Vintage Designer Button. The button is threaded with a thread pulled from a burlap bag.
And of course, no dress form is complete without a pearl necklace!
For the base of this card I used Summer Starfruit.
And this is how it came together:

Here's the complete list of ingredients:
Stamps: Shop Around Wheel, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Epic Day This and That
Accessories: Very Vintage Designer Button, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Pearl Basic Jewels, Dress Up Framelits, Word Window Punch
Other: brown packing paper, thread from a burlap bag

Saturday, July 6, 2013

A new wheel!

No, I haven't got a new vehicle but I did just get a new stamping wheel! I don't use them a lot, but when I do I tell myself I have to use them more often. Wheels are a great way to make a background design very quickly.

Like this:

The wheel is called Shop Around (item # 129587 on page 98) and it reminds me of old newspaper ads. I love looking at old newspaper ads, especially for women's fashions. To use a wheel, I just roll it repeatedly over an ink pad until the entire wheel is inked and then just wheel it across your cardstock. Or paper bag! In this sample, I used a bit of the packing paper that used to come in Stampin' Up orders. I still have quite a bit of it, and it's wonderful to use for all kinds of things, from covering my table when I stamp to using it to stamp right onto. The ink is Baked Brown Sugar (item #131174 on page 141).

The image layer was then glued onto Very Vanilla cardstock (item #101650 on page 145) which was glued onto a Baked Brown Sugar cardstock (item #131296 on page 141) base. Baked Brown Sugar is one of the yummy new In-Colour collection in the brand new catalogue.

The sentiment is from Perfectly Penned (item #122892 - clearmount; #128703 - woodmount on page 95) and stamped in Baked Brown Sugar on Very Vanilla. It was then run through the Big Shot die cutting machine (item #113439 on page184) to cut it out with one of the framelits from the set Apothecary Accents (item #127003 on page 187). I then used the same framelit to cut a shape out of the Baked Brown Sugar cardstock, which I then cut in half width-wise and layered it under the stamped piece.

To balance the sentiment, I used a piece of the 7/16" Naturals Trim (item #129287 on page 173) to wrap around the corner. Then I threaded a piece of Linen Thread (item # 104199 on page 173) through a button from the brand new Very Ventage Designer Buttons (item #129327 on page169) and tied it onto the Naturals Trim.

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