Still using up some of my scraps, from My Minds Eye stash. These are just general cards for various occasions, thanks, illness, missing you. I used the idea referenced in yesterday's post but turned the scrap pieces on their sides and added more to go the length of the card from top to bottom. I also staggered them to add some visual interest. I added some pretty green ribbon edged with gold from my stash. For the sentiment I used my Sizzix Decorative Labels dies and stamped my sentiment in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink then ran it through my Swiss Dots embossing folder. I added a green pearl on each side of the label then popped it up on pop dots.
Next I took my Stampin Up lacy border punch and punched the same scraps used above and layered them from the bottom of the card about half way up the card. I used some olive green satin ribbon and laid that over the edge of the top scrap to give it a finished look. On the sentiment label I stamped in green and added green pearls to complete the look. I also popped this label up as well.
Last, I grabbed my Martha Stewart punches and started playing. This particular punch looks like a starburst...I'm not sure of the name of it and apologize for that...it went really well with the paper scraps I chose as it has somewhat of a starburst pattern. I used the punch around the page punch and punched along one side of each strip. I punched four strips and laid one along the left edge and one along the right edge of the card. The remaining two strips I put down the center of the card and backed up the straight edges to each other. I used the large starburst punch and punched a 2 inch starburst out of the same paper. I pulled a golden rod paper and punched a small 1 1/4 inch circle and a cut a large 2 1/2 inch circle. I stamped my sentiment on the smaller circle and mounted on top of the starburst and then mounted the whole thing on the 2 1/2 in. circle and added a gold jewel at the bottom. I put pop dots behind the circle to lift it off the page. I really like the way it turned out.
And finally, my friend Shawn has designed her own set of sentiment stamps. She is selling a small number of sets and if you are interested you can check them out here. She is offering a great deal on them...there are 22 stamps in the set. A great addition to your stamp collection for a really reasonable price.
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