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Monday, June 11, 2012

Two By Two For Wyatt

This past weekend my niece gave birth to her first child...a boy! He is healthy and just beautiful! Of course I had to make a card for the occasion, so it was the perfect excuse to play with some of my new goodies from the new catalog!


I think Two By Two is one of the cutest stamps in the new catalog, and since I knew my niece was due with a baby boy very soon, I had to get it, right!? I also used a couple other new favorites here...the Apothecary Accents Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder and the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack. I love to add detail to my creations with paper piercing, so I was super excited to get my hands on these new templates...and the new larger Stampin' Pierce Mat as well. Check it out...
See how easy it is to add some piercing around the edge of the Apothecary Accent Label? This larger size also enables you to easily go across the card front without having to move the template as you go. This is my favorite new tool!

Stamps: Two By Two & Tiny Tags
Card stock: Baja Breeze, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple & Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple & various other Classic Ink to watercolor
Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accent Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder and the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Aqua Painter, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Jewelry Tag Punch & More Mustard Brads

What are your favorite new items from the new catalog?

Edited to add: I've had lots of questions regarding the narrow mat behind the stamped image on this card and others. Here is how I do it: Using the same framelit that I cut the white, stamped layer, I traced around the outside of it with a pencil onto Baja Breeze cardstock and then cut it out by hand. Since the framelits cut on the inside edge, tracing around the outside edge will give you a mat that is approx 1/4" all the way around. After cutting, if it's not perfect in some spots adding a little distressing helps. ;-)

10 comments:

Karren said...

What a gorgeous card and your coloring is amazing! Congrats to your niece.

Tracey said...

Your card is adorable, love all the layers! Thanks for sharing!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow!! This is adorable Lynn!! I love that piercing set too!! Can't wait to use my goodies!! :)

scrappingnana said...

Your card is adorable and your coloring is great. Love the new paper piercing guides & mat. TFS

Annette Elliott said...

Love love this creation!

Annette Elliott said...

Love love this creation!

Sharon said...

LOVE this and many others of your cards! HOW do you get the layers on your labels dies to be narrower like that?

Sue said...

I think that this card is absolutely gorgeous, and, I have been trying to make one of my own! I can't figure out how you did the piece with the ark on it. Would you be willing to share the secret with me?

Lynn said...

To Sharon & Sue who asked about the layer behind the image...Using the same framelit that I cut the white, stamped layer with, I traced around the outside of it with a pencil onto Baja Breeze cardstock and then cut it out by hand. Thanks for the nice comments on this card. :-)

Brenda Rigby Riehle said...

Very cute card! After seeing your card, I used a very similar design for two cards we will be making in my card club, and I will be giving you credit on my blog when I post them at www.stampandscrapwithbrenda.blogspot.com Thanks for the inspiration!!