Was everyone's weekend great? Mine was not too bad. Friday was awesome. I went with three friends antiquing. There is a thing called the Vintage Shop Hop. Really. Google it. It provides a map of antique stores in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois that have an "Open House" this weekend. There are over 400+ stores listed on this map!! Not kidding. We went to a bunch of them and just enjoyed spending time together. There is another in March, I think, and hopefully we will be able to go again.
On my last post, I showed a card combining Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Wrapped in Plaid DSP. I promised another card using the same products, cardstock included, in another completely different way. Here is the first card again.
I really do like this card. It's clean and simple. It has cutouts, dimension, and texture with the leaves/berries. Now, here is the second card using pretty much the same product.
Let's note the same products:
Colors in ink and cardstock
- Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White
- Wrapped in Plaid DSP
- Stamp set - sentiment and leaves/berries
Here are the differences:
- Horizontal vs. Vertical layout
- circles vs. nesting dies
Amazing the simple differences. The leaves/berries go together perfectly. Goes to show how even though the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and Wrapped in Plaid DSP, aren't bundled together, but there's no reason why we can't put them together.
On the berries, I used the new Shimmery Crystal Effects. Now they look shiney and shimmery. Squeeze some out and "color" the area you want. Let dry. It's that simple. Take a closer look at the berries.
Mine aren't perfect because you can see some highs and lows, but that's ok too. You get the idea. If you get them "perfect" it will be a smooth surface, like an epoxy sticker.
Which card is your favorite? I'm thinking this one is.
Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.
Until next time...Stampin' Always,
Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper