Sunday, September 13, 2009

Country Morning, Take Two

Here's another card from the Country Morning set - have I mentioned that I love this set?  Partly because it's so darned cute, and partly because it got  me out of a real dry spell in terms of stamping.  I hadn't picked up a stamp in longer than I care to say, except once a month at club.  This set really made me want to sit down and make some cards.

I started with a standard size card (4 1/2 x 5 1/2") made from Night of Navy CS.  Over that is a layer of patterned paper from the Pattern Pack DSP III - a Level One hostess set, also in Night of Navy.  I wanted a worn look for this card, so I crumpled the patterned paper and sanded the edges before applying it to the card base with my Two Way glue pen.

I stamped my image in black Staz-On ink on watercolor paper, and colored it with my markers and blender pen.  I cut it out with my circle cutter and layered it on a mega-sized scalloped circle (punch and circle cutter available at your LCS).  The scalloped circle is also from the Pattern Pack III - there are such great colors in this pack - I'm really glad I got it.

I mounted the scalloped circle onto textured Really Rust cardstock that I sponged with Chocolate Chip ink and distressed with my acrylic nails (available at your local manicurist).  You could use your distressing tool, but I like to use what I have on hand, so to speak!

The sentiment used here is part of the "Yummy" set, and I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to make sure I got it in exactly the right place.  I framed it out with some of the vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (a recent offering in my SUSHARES group), and added a ribbon in  Soft Suede Polka Dot grosgrain (also a SUSHARES featured item).  The rust panel is mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals to give it a little more interest.

Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

  1. Wendy, you're off to a good start with your blog! I look forward to seeing more!