Monday, November 9, 2015

Paper Craft Crew - Sketch #169




Happy Monday Everyone. Yesterday was a quiet day for our house. I spent most of the day playing with my new Silhouette Curio. Got it set up, printed out a registration page stamped some images, then scanned them into my Mac. I use my electronic cutter most of the time to cut out stamped images, as well as mats for those images. So that was my first test cuts. That worked almost perfectly. Had to bump the blade depth from 3 to 4, but otherwise I wise pretty happy.

I made 2 cards yesterday.
The first one was for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Challenge Blog - Sketch #169.
I had just received my new order from my Stampin Up club. I was so excited I just had to stamp up a Christmas card. I used stamps from 2 sets. Flurry of Wishes & The little snowflakes in the Wonderland set. Both are Stampin Up products. I am in the processor of switching over to all Stampin Up inks and this card is a good example of why. I used Pumice Stone and Faded Jeans which are Distress Inks for two of the Flurry Of Wishes snowflake images, which is a photopolymer set. It was very hard to get a clean image stamped. While the Stampin Up Night Of Navy worked perfect every time. Now, I knew to follow the stamping tips, 1) Always stamp 1st into VersaMark, stamp off once, then into the ink pad and 2) use a Stamp & Pierce pad to stamp all poly stamps onto. So I can only assume the problem was in the ink. So, The inks for the card are Night Of Navy (Stampin Up), Faded Jeans & Pumice Stone (Distress Inks).  The cardstock is Crumb Cake for the base card. Night of Navy & Whisper White for the card face elements. I had some sheer navy ribbon I picked up at Michaels and the charm is from last years holiday catalog, All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments. I also used a Spellbinders Labels One Die to cut the partial label on the card face.
Hope you have a good Monday Too. Thanks for stopping by.

2 comments :

  1. Hi Jan, I am loving this new snowflake stamp set and punch and I particularly like the colors you chose to create your card in. I think navy and crumb cake are very classic and your cards is a perfect example of that. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew. Crystal

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  2. Super cute design! Love the snowflakes in the background! Thanks for joining Paper Craft Crew Eva

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