31 August, 2011

Beautiful Season

This was the swap that I made for our Stampin' Up! Fun day held over the weekend.  I'd seen this stamp set on a few American demonstrator sites and was rapt to find that it was in our new catalogue too. There is quite a bit of colouring involved and if I hadn't been pushed for time, I would have preferred to use water colour paper and an aqua painter - which would have given a nicer effect.  Instead, I used my trusty blender pen, which isn't as wet. When colouring on Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock, you do have to colour carefully because they don't like too much water or blending as they don't have the cotton content, to absorb the water, like water colour paper does.  I hope that makes sense but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  

When I was making this card, I was thinking that it was a bit early to be thinking of Christmas - but did you realise that there is only 116 days to go, until the big day?  Isn't that a scary thought!!  The time thief is working overtime I reckon.

Stamp Set: Beautiful Season
Ink: Black Staz On, Cherry Cobbler, Lime Limeade, Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Early Expresso, Very Vanilla, Lime Limeade (new In Colour), Crumb Cake
Accessories: Early Expresso Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Blender Pen, Dimensionals, Early Expresso Stampin' Marker, Spritzer Tool. 


  1. I so wish I had swapped with you on Saturday
    Debbie. This is such a gorgeous card. Pam

  2. I love this stamp set and am very sorry to say I haven't mounted mine yet:( Love what you have done with it.


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