Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Clearly for You - in Burgundy

Here are two cards using the Clearly For You stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. This stamp set has a wide variety of images in a smaller size designed to coordinated with the Beveled Window Panes and the Simply Adorned line of Charms. However, it is also well suited to stand alone on cards and scrapbook pages, too. I used the same elements for both these cards, and only changed the image and the orientation of the card.

Here's a close-up of the egret image. I stamped the image in Basic Black Craft Ink and then heat embossed it with Black Embossing Powder onto River Rock cardstock. Then I added just a touch of white with my Signo White Gel Pen and softened it with just a smudge from a tissue. This helps the egret portion of the image stand out a little from all the rest of the tiny details.

For this card I used the three birds on a branch image and also heat embossed it onto River Rock cardstock with Basic Black Craft Ink and Black Embossing Powder. I overstamped this with River Rock ink and the Sanded background stamp.

For the background piece of River Rock cardstock, I stamped some of the other images from Clearly For You in River Rock ink and stamped the Sanded background stamp over all. This is embossed in the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and then flattened by running it through the Big Shot again on the outside of the folder. I also embossed and flattened the Basic Black piece and punched it with the Decorative Label Punch as a mat for the main bird image.

Stamps: Clearly For You, Sanded , En Francais
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, River Rock, Baja Breeze, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black Craft, River Rock, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Medium Jewelery Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Texture Embossing Folder, Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads

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