Sunday, September 9, 2012
I actually sat down and stamped for a few minutes today. It's the first time I've had a chance to in almost three weeks--that is way too long! I was hoping to get more than one card done, but the end of nap time brought and end to my stamping. Oh well, at least I finished one card. I needed some inspiration to get me back in the stamping groove, so I turned to the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. I love combining yellow, green, and blue on cards, and I thought this combo was especially striking (and one that I may not have come up with on my own). I decided to think a little outside the box with this combo and I used it with snowflakes! Normally I would have chosen something floral or more playful, but I wanted to use my new Snowflake Soiree stamp set. I think my biggest problem with Winter is the darkness, so I decided to help ward off the Winter Depression by using a bright and cheerful color palette with the snowflakes. I often use a variety of blues with snowflake stamps, and maybe I've occasionally used green (with red), but I think this is the first time that I've stamped a yellow snowflake--oops, hope that's not bad--I didn't even think about it until now :)
My supplies are: ink and card stock in Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, and Not Quite Navy, stitched grosgrain ribbon in Daffodil Delight, Stampin' Up!'s Snowflake Soiree stamp set, Stampin' Dimensionals (to pop up my greeting a little) and the designer label punch. I actually cut a 1-1/4" strip of white card stock to stamp my greeting on and then I decided that it needed a little pizazz, so I fed it through the back of the designer label punch and punched just the one edge with it. I did the same with the celery card stock, although it is cut at 1-3/8" (a tight fit for the punch, but it worked).