Oh how I wish the weather would have cooperated with us this summer. We had great plans for lots and lots of sailing on Lake Mendota in Madison, but as it turned out the weather was fabulous for sailing on the weekends we had other plans. When we were available to go, either the wind was no where to be found or it was raining. So I have reverted to sailing with the Lilypad Lake stamp set.
I started out with some texture on the Whisper White background by using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder and attaching it to a Pacific Point card base. Next I added a banner of the striped print in Lovely Lipstick from the In Color Paper Pack.
I stamped the sailboats in Pacific Point ink and colored them with Stampin’ Write Markers. then used an Aqua Painter with Pacific Point ink for the water.
Recently I shared with you about the Stampin’ Sisters Holiday Hoopla I hosted for demonstrators with my sister Peggy. If you missed it you can see all that HERE. Today I wanted to share the Framed Art project I created for the event. Everyone in attendance received the frame and supplies to make this project. It’s right in keeping with the super popular Farm House Decor found everywhere these days.
The Country Home stamp set and nearly all of the product used on the project came from the holiday catalog. As soon as I saw the Country Home stamp set and all of the “farm house” type elements, I knew a framed art piece was the best ways to showcase these products. I purchased the 8″ x 10″ shadowbox frame online through Michael’s craft store and then went about adding layers, texture, and accessories.
Because this project was the favorite of our event, I thought it was likely that more of you would be interested in making one. And, because I’m celebrating my 15th year Anniversary with Stampin’ Up!, I’ve decided to offer a tutorial with the dimensions and instructions to everyone who places a minimum $25 order through my website. Once you’ve placed the order, I’ll receive and email from Stampin’ Up! letting me know you placed the order and I will email you a PDF file with full instructions including measurements and step by step photos.
My Country Home Framed Art Tutorial is available on all orders (minimum $25 in product) placed through my online store from September 20th -October 4th. PDF files will be emailed beginning Sunday September 23rd.
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I think this sentiment from the Detailed With Love stamp set has got to be one of my all time favorites. I made this card for a very special friend and thought the sentiment is just perfect her.
As you can see, the card has a very simple layout but it has a lot going on. From the Tufted Embossing Folder used on the background to the band of the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper to the Artisan Pearls and the Velvet Ribbon, this card is feminine through and through.
I punched the sentiment out with the Pretty Label Punch, then I punched one more piece from the Blackberry Bliss cardstock for the layer behind the sentiment. The Blackberry Bliss piece isn’t bigger than the Very Vanilla piece but it looks like it. I simply cut the Blackberry Bliss piece in half horizontally and attached each piece to the back of the Very Vanilla piece with one piece slightly higher and one piece slightly lower.