Stampin' Up! Work of Art and Ornamental Pine
It's the first 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 one of my favorites - A Work Of Art. You have likely come from Beth Beard'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.
So many times I focus on making this set part of the focal point of my card, but this week I decided to show you what a great coloring tool this set can be. Growing up in Michigan in the 50's I vividly remember our Christmas tree - always a scotch pine, because they held their needles much longer - decked with C7 lights (7 lights to a string) in Real Red, Pacific Point, Garden Green, Whisper White, and Pumpkin Pie, (Forgive the use of Stampin' Up! color names!) and how the needles were silhouetted by the glow of multicolored bulbs. This is my interpretation of my early Christmas memories.
- For my background color palette I used So Saffron(126957), Pool Party(126982), Pistachio Pudding(131177), and Crisp Cantelope(131176) on Very Vanilla card stock. I used the smallest brush stroke stamp and randomly placed splashes of color over the background. Overlapping the splashes creates another color - totally okay!
- My pine branch was created with Mossy Meadow(133645). In creating the branch, I made sure that the stem of the branch lined up with other branch stems to give the illusion of a continuous branch. I used Dazzling Details Gold Glitz(133755) to accent some of the pine needles. No need to follow a needle line exactly. Just make sure the lines are all going in the same direction!
- The 2" ornament was colored using the same color palette as the background and the same stamp, but eliminating white by allowing the images to overlap. The zigzag and line images from the Work of Art set were stamped in Encore Gold Metallic Ink(132141). The ornament hanger was created with a Gold Foil Sheet(132622) cut out with Finishing Touches Edgelits die(127010). Top the ornament with a bow made from 1/8" Gold Ribbon(134583) and secured using a glue dot.
- The sentiment was created from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits die using Cajun Craze(126965) and Calypso Coral(126983) card stock and secured it to the face of the card using a 2-way Glue Pen(100425). The same card stock was used to mat the card. Simple!
Next stop on the Hop is Shana Gaff where she'll wow you with her beautiful design skills.