Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Saturday, January 06, 2007

More Cheerful Cards

I took some time out yesterday to play around some more with my new Delight in Life stamp set. On the first card I stamped the images randomly on a piece of vellum cut a little smaller than my card front. I used my pastels to color the floral design from the back...a trick I picked up from my friend Rachel's beautiful Christmas card she sent. This produces a softer look, and the color doesn't smear when touched because it's on the back. :-)

Then, I attached it to a piece of Almost Amethyst card stock, stamped with the Word by Word background stamp in Lavender Lace, using Rose Red brads from the Rich Regal collection. I added some celery and lavender grosgrain and the Delight in Life sentiment stamp matted using the ticket corner punch.

The next card I made was almost totally copied from my Stampin' Up! magazine. I use my catalogs and magazines all the time for inspiration. A lot of times, like with this card, they use color combos and such that I would have not thought to use. I usually always change something to make it more my own. For instance, my inspiration card used a plain background, I decided to use my Speckled jumbo roller on my Rose Red background, I also added some Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds glittler to the popped up flower to make it sparkle. Other colors used were Tempting Turquoise & Marigold Morning. Now, I would never have thought to put those colors together, but the result is bright & cheerful!

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