I just got my first order from the Spring/Summer catalog, so of course I couldn't wait to play with my new stuff. I will have a Stamp Club order in the next week or so, so I only ordered Always and the Berry Bliss DSP to get me started. I really love the new Always set!
This first card is the same layout as a previous card I did with the True Friend set. I sometimes have a hard time using designer paper, so I tend to fall back on using the stamps in the set to make my own patterns. For the bottom pattern on this card, I used the smaller stamps in the set with Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and River Rock ink. I then wheeled the entire piece with the Rough Texture wheel in River Rock. I like to use that wheel to give the piece just a little bit of texture and soften up the vanilla or white piece of cardstock that I've used underneath.
The rest is pretty self-explanatory, so I won't bore you with the minute details. The only other thing I did a little differently was I added some dots underneath the word forever to bring some attention to that word in the sentiment.
Stamps: Always, Rough Texture Wheel
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, River Rock
Other: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon
For my second card, I used some of the Berry Bliss DSP. I used a layout from Just Give Me Stamps as my starting point. I cut the DSP into 3 panels and then layered them on Pretty in Pink panels, and then onto a single piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock. The Pretty in Pink heart is stamped on Whisper White. I distressed the edges, added Vintage brads to each corner and layered it onto Chocolate Chip.
The finished size of this card is 4 x 5 1/4. It is slightly smaller than normal so the tab could extend past the edge of the card and still fit it in a normal size envelope. I went back and forth several times on the placement of the ribbon and the sentiment, but I am really happy with the end result.
It was fun to be back in my stamp area creating just for the fun of it. I haven't done that in quite awhile, and it reminded me how much I love this hobby!
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White CS, Berry Bliss DSP
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Other: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Vintage Brads