Hello Again Blog Friends…. My lovely Friend Lauren from Laurenscraft and I are in the middle of a fun challenge to each other using our new Stampin’ Up! Hello Doily stamp. We are creating machines at the moment trying to push the envelope to create something nicer each time we stamp! Here’s what I created while Lauren is loafing off sleeping LOL!! That’s not fair, our time difference is 12 hours so of course she is sleeping… I just couldn’t resist that friendly little jab….
I stamped the doily twice and used heat embossing, once in white and again in black and cut the center out of the black doily and popped it up on top of the white one. I wanted to show off some of the beautiful ribbon Kim has in stock at The Cutting Garden. Ribbon is pretty much my favorite embellishment for anything I create. I struggle creating anything without a bow!
What do you think of the lovely photo corners? I have finally broke down and picked up this handy little punch at The Cutting Garden because it adds some lovely interest to the corners of my cards and can be used as a simple embellishment as well as for photos. To finish off my project I made a hand made 5 x 5 envelope and faintly stamped the doily on to the corner. Envelopes can be very costly to purchase and making your own is very cost effective, when made properly, they look very professional.
Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope what I have created has inspired you to get inky!
Lauren…… TAG! You’re It! (again) *wag tongue*
Good Evening All….
My Lovely friend Lauren from Laurenscraft and I are in the middle of a fun challenge with each other. We are playing with our Hello Doily stamps and trying to create to inspire each other! How fun is that? I have created this little project as a ‘Backatcha’ Lauren!!! *wag tongue* …. Check this one out…
I heat embossed the lovely Hello Doily stamp on to recollections pink card stock with Martha Stewart Bright White and then used the Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink that I snagged at The Cutting Garden to ink around the edges to give it dimension, what a beautiful effect! I hope my picture does it justice!!
I was really pleased with this card but found it to be a bit bumpy and could see that it would be difficult to find an envelope for it as the card measures approx. 5 x 5 so I went ahead and created an envelope that would allow for an embellished card (bumpy and hard to mail) to match!…. have a look at this….
I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to design this envelope to be thick enough to accommodate the pin and raised bow that I used to embellish my card. I decided to add the finishing touch and heat emboss the beautiful flower on to th envelope.
I like to call this taking doily’s to the next level! … I used the Stampin’ Up Hello Doily stamp and topped it off by using the Martha Stewart Vintage Doily Punch Around the Page punch set I picked up at The Cutting Garden.
Okay Lauren!!! The ball is in your court!!! Tag You Are It!!!
I hope my project inspires you to find some creative time in your day, it is truly a relaxing and rewarding hobby
Thanks for stopping by!