Thursday, April 7, 2011

Just Believe

I love the fact that when I purchase a stamp set, there are so many way to be creative with it.  Here are just two samples of cards made with the Just Believe stamp set. 

The first card starts with a base of Pretty in Pink Carstock, and a matte layer of Basic Gray and then another layer of Pretty in Pink that was embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  The image was put on the stamp using Old Olive and Pretty in Pink markers and then stamped onto  Whisper White cardstock that has a matte background of Basic Gray.  I finished the card by adding some Pretty in Pink satin ribbon and pearls.

The second card is Crumb Cake cardstock with layers of Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, and Whisper White.  Now this image was stamped on with Old Olive Ink.  The difference here is the whole image is Old Olive, so I did not need to use my markers to color in the two different colors.  Instead, to get the pink flowers I used one of the flower punches from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and some Pretty in Pink Designer Series Paper from the Subtles Paper Stack.  I also added pearls to the center of the flowers and top of the card, and finished it with some Victoria Crochet Trim. 

The first card was left without a sentiment, and the second card was made for Mother's Day.  A sentiment can be added later to the first card since this can be used for several occasions. 

My tip for adding the pearls:  When I want to add pearls to a card in a straight line, I take my template from the Mat Pack and place it down where I want to put the pearls.  The larger holes on the Mat Pack are big enough for the large pearls to fit through, therefore, giving me straight and evenly spaced lines.  There are several different sized holes on the Mat Pack that also work with the smaller pearls or rhinestones.  Makes it really easy to get that straight line if that is what you are going for.

To make today's cards I used the following:
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink #100459, Basic Gray #121044, Whisper White #100730, Crumb Cake #120953, Old Olive #100702
Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Paper Stack #117152
Stamp Set:  Just Believe #116948 wood or #120432 clear, Something to Celebrate #121897 wood or #121955 clear (Occasions Mini)
Ink:  Old Olive #102277
Markers:  Old Olive #100079, Pretty in Pink #100045
Ribbon:  Pretty in Pink Satin #117280, Victoria Crochet Trim #118481
Embellishment:  Pearls #119247
Accessories:  Big Shot #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976

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