Saturday, February 21, 2009

Inchies - Teeny Tiny

Here is another VSN Challenge card - this is for Denise's 'Wee Bit O' Love' Challenge to create a card using 3 or more 'Inchies'. Inchies are teeny tiny 1 inch by 1 inch designs. I haven't tried them before and they're TINY!

I pulled out my Branch Out stamp set and stamped the tree image several times on a strip of Whisper White card stock. Then I tried to reflect the different seasons by using different colors of ink with various images from this set.

For summer, I stamped the leaves in Old Olive and the bird in Pacific Point. This is mounted on Chocolate Chip card stock and then on Old Olive card stock. For autumn, I stamped the leaves in Really Rust and the birdhouse in More Mustard. This is mounted on Chocolate Chip and then on Really Rust card stock. For winter, I stamped the snowflakes in Bashful Blue and the tire swing in Basic Grey. Then I went over some of the tree and the top of the tire with some white fabric puff paint to create shiny puffy snow drifts. This is mounted on Chocolate Chip and then on Bashful Blue card stock. For spring, I stamped the leaves in Certainly Celery and then in Pretty in Pink for blossoms. I stamped the butterflies in Lavendar Lace. This is mounted on Chocolate Chip and then on Lavendar Lace card stock.

I stamped the tree in Chocolate Chip again on a large piece of Whisper White card stock and then used my Brayer to add Old Olive ink across the bottom and Bashful Blue across the top. I sponged the corners with Night of Navy ink and then layered it onto Chocolate Chip card stock. I added the 'Inchies' seasonal pieces with Stampin' Dimensionals and used some scraps of pattern paper on a Bordering Blue card stock base.

The sentiment is from a retired set, It's About Time. I stamped part of it on the front in Night of Navy ink and the remainder of it on the inside.

Stamps: Branch Out, It's About Time
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Lavendar Lace, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Bella Birds DSP
Ink: Lavendar Lace, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, Pacific Point
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Fabric Puff Paint

4 comments:

Speedystamper said...

Oh, Mary - This is just GORGEOUS! I can't get over all the tiny details you put into each inchie! What a wonderful way to use this stamp set to represent all four seasons!! You are da bomb!!

Kathy said...

What a creative way to use inchies! And they are each one so beautiful - what a great card!

Donna said...

You're cards are just gorgeous girl! I love the inchies and may have to give that a try.

Mary said...

Great card... love the layout

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