Well, this is quite an exciting post for me! I was invited to join the design team at Create with Connie & Mary for the next 4 1/2 months. After the initial gulp, there was no way I was going to turn down the invitation and here is my first challenge - a shaped card.
And here is my interpretation of it.
I used the gorgeous Bells & Boughs set along with the Labels Collection Framelits to make this vintage-y Christmas card.
I stamped the bells image in Crumb Cake ink then over-stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink. After I cut out the image and before I removed the framelit, I sponged some Crumb Cake ink around the edges, leaving the center lighter.
The card base is stamped using the gorgeous Illuminate Glimmer ink which is so much nicer in real life.
For the inside I stamped the poinsettia image randomly in Crumb Cake and again sponged around the edges before removing the framelit.
Here is a close-up of the Illuminate Glimmer ink.
I finished the card off with a shabby bow using Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon.
Head on over to Create with Connie & Mary and try your own shaped card.
Thanks for looking.
Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Bells & Boughs, More Merry Messages
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler; Very Vanilla
Ink: Illuminate Glimmer; Crumb Cake; Early Espresso
Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon; Labels Collection Framelits; sponge