Stampin' Up! Serene Silhouettes and Bright & Beautiful
It's the third Monday of the momth and that means it's time for the Stamp Review Crew. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators focused on sharing a ton of ideas focusing on a single stamp set. This week it's a beautiful silhouette set aptly called Serebe Silhouettes. You have likely come from Yapha Mason's blog on your way through this amazing hop. If you get lost, simply click on the banner for a list of participants and get back on track.
Inspiration is everywhere. Last winter my partner Rick's identical twin brother took this amazing picture. I knew I would have the opportunity to use it sooner or later! What better set to use it than this one. You'll notice how the branches actually look a bit 3D. The technique is really easy!
The image was first stamped in StazOn® Jet Black ink on Naturals Ivory (101849) card stock using a Stamp-a-ma-jig. Reposition the SAMJ ever so slightly up and to the left and restamp the image using VersaMark ink. If you plan on making a lot of these cards, create the image on vellum. It makes it much easier to position. Emboss it using White Stampin' Emboss Powder. (You could also skip the embossing and use Encore Silver Metallic Ink as pictured above. Click the image to see a larger version.)
Next stamp the same image on Naturals Ivory using Real Red ink and fussy cut the birds. Glue them to the branch using 2-way Glue Pen.
For the sentiment I stamped Hardwood on Naturals Ivory using Crumb Cake Classic ink. The sentiment was stamped on top using Real Red Classic ink. The sign's left and right edghes were cut using the small feather Framelits die and the sign was aged with Sofy Suede Classic ink using a Sponge Dauber. Simple!
Next stop on the Hop is Wendy Weixler where she'll wow you with her beautiful design skills.
Fall is now definetly in the air and with all the concentration of Halloween, Thanksgiving and even Christmas, I thought it might be nice to do a fall birthday card. I wanted to capture the feeling of a Native American Dreamcatcher and thought this would make a wonderful masculine birthday card. By the way, all joking aside, do you know what the words Kemo Sabe mean? This link will take you to a very fascinating explanation. The origin, it seems, could be from my home state of Michigan. Who knew?
The dreamcatcher medallion was created by stamping the Mixed Bunch image first on Very Vanilla using Soft Suede, and then again on Soft Suede using Soft Suede. The two punched images are mounted on a Window Frames die cut of Early Espresso. Candy Dots are placed symetrically.
The feathers were stamped on Very Vanilla card stock using Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Bemuda Bay ink. All three tips were wrapped using Linen Thread.
The Sentiment was stamped in Bermuda Bay on Very Vanilla card stock. The DSP is Confetti Celebration. Both are matted on Early Espresso card stock.
The whole creation is mounted on a piece of Soft Suede textured with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and matted on Early Espresso.
When I first saw the Curvy Keepsake Box, I wasn't really that excited about it. It looked kind of BLAH to me. But after I saw one of my design team colleague's interpretation as a pumpkin, I was hooked! I'm embarrassed to say I don't remember who created it, so if this is you, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due! I don't really do that much 3D because I can never come up with cool ideas. So THANK YOU for inspiring me!