Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Sunday, August 19, 2007

So Many Sayings

This is such a useful set! Soooo many sayings is right! I got this Level 1 Hostess set with my first new catalog order and have been using it quite a bit, but this is the first time I used it for more than just an accent on a card.

My husband and I celebrated our 22 year wedding anniversary a few days ago and I thought the stamp with all the love phrases would be perfect to make him a card. Good thing I didn't cut this stamp all apart and mount it on separate wood blocks like I originally intended! I figured I'd try it out like it was and could always go back and cut and re-mount if I decided it was a pain to use whole. So far, inking just the phrase I want with a marker or punching out with the window word punch is working just fine for me.

Anyways...back to the card. I used the Rough Around the Edges jumbo wheel inked in Blue Bayou and rolled it randomly all over the same colored card stock. Then I inked the word stamp, also in Blue Bayou and stamped it twice, aligning the second image with the first by using the stamp-a-ma-jig. Then I inked just the portion of the stamp that contained the phrases I wanted to emphasize and stamped those on Soft Sky card stock. I punched those out with my Window word punch but extended the length by first cutting my piece of card stock to 3/8 inch and feeding it thru my punch so it only punches the one end - leaving a nice round tab. As shown in photo at right.

The "i just love you" image is from the Double-Line Doodles set. I punched that out using the 1- 1/4 circle punch and layered it on a 1- 3/8 punch in Purely Pomegranate. For the finishing touches I added the pewter colored eyelets and the Soft Sky double stitched ribbon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your card is adorable. I bet your hubby was very touched! Congratulations!