January 23, 2008

Sweet Pea

I love to make cards that are simple to do and easy to duplicate. Sometimes I can get too crazy with my cards and try to stamp everywhere and add all the embellishments and then I look at the card and I don't like it at all. I remember when I first started demonstrating with Stampin' Up! I would try to incorperate too many "things" on the cards - you know, trying to sell everything at one workshop. I'm over that now, thank goodness. Designer paper is the key to simple cards for me because it adds so much without a lot of work. Now that I'm becoming less selfish with my paper and actually using it on cards, I'm hooked! Wow, that really sounded like a workshop pitch, ha!

Here is another baby card and yet another hostess set that I didn't cut until after it was retired. I wanted to use this little pea pod for so long, but I started to get frustrated with this little guy because I couldn't color him without it looking like my 5-year-old did it. Ha! So, I just decided to stamp him in Certainly Celery craft ink and heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. Done! I did end up sponging Certainly Celery around the edge of the cardstock to soften the edges and make the image pop out a little more in the center. The scalloped edge was made using the small corner rounder and then I tied the ribbons over the seam. For this card I used Whisper White for the base, scalloped edge and main image. The patterned paper is Certainly Celery and So Saffron prints. Thanks again for stopping by and all your kind words!

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