Stampin' Up! Perfect Pennants and Smokey Slate
It's the first Monday of the month 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 featuring a single stamp set. This week it's a pennant set called Perfect Pennants. 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.
As much as I love Christmas, it's kind of refreshing to have it behind me and focus on another holiday. This is the beginning of my hommage to Valentine's Day. I like this particular design because it is appropriate for both a man or a woman. And let's face it, masculine cards are somewhat more difficult to create, so when I can kill to cards with one stamp, I'm a happy stamper! The other beauty of this design is, it is as appropriate for a friend as for a loved one. After all friends make us just as happy as loved ones - sometimes MORE happy! ;-)
- This was a super easy card to create. I took the “I” acrylic block and positioned both the “You & Me” and “Heart” stamps on it very close together. In fact the rubber was touching. I inked it up and stamped the first impression just slightly off the top and slightly off the left side of the card. This technique creates the feel of a continuous design. Then I reinked and stamped to the right. Reink and position your stamps with the & directly under a heart and stamp. Continue this process until your entire card base is covered.
- The horizontal banner is not long enough by itself, so I stamped it twice on Real Red card stock using VersaMark® ink and Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder. The vertical banner was created the same way. You could also use Silver Metallic Encore Ink, but I wanted the raised effect. I trimmed the flag end off of one of the banners and SNAILed them together. Then I trimmed it to the desired length.
- Punch the heart out of Red Glimmer Paper. The heart and horizontal banner are popped up with Dimensionals.
- Tie a ribbon and you're done! Simple!