Where Do You Find Card Inspiration?

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Hello Friends,

Tell me, do you do this?  I was recently in a Doctor's Office waiting for x rays of my broken wrist and I found myself looking at this wall art thinking that it would be great inspiration for a card.  So tell me; I would really like to know.  Do you do things like this?  Where do you find card inspiration?  Let's  start a conversation.  Post your thoughts in the comments at the bottom of this post.  

By the way, would you like to see the card that was a result of my recent doctor's visit?  Fair warning, this is definitely an out of my comfort zone kind of card.  Anyone who knows me, know that I am a Clean and Crisp kind of gal.   But to create my card base, I clearly ventured into the "dirty territory".  There was definitely a fair amount of Soft Suede ink on my fingers.  I have to admit, part of me really wanted to give this card a good scrubbing.

Rooted in Nature Stampin' Up!

Here's the end result.  I used the lovely Winter Woods stamps for the trees, the Rooted in Nature stamps for the leaves and the Itty Bitty Greetings stamps for the greeting on my art inspired card.


Winter Woods Stampin' Up!

I stamped off for a slightly lighter shade of Soft Suede when stamping my trees and leaves.  I also stamped on watercolor paper so that I could paint a soft watercolor background of Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather and Gray Granite.  This card is really out of character for me with its dirty background and blurred lines.


Itty Bitty Greetings Stampin' Up!

I reached for my Itty Bitty Greeting to select a sentiment, both because they a smaller and fit the card and because there are so, so many greeting to choose from in this stamp set (32 to be exact!).


Stamping Technique

About That Dirty Background!

To make my background, I inked up my Subtle Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder with Gray Granite ink before running it through my Big Shot.  Tip for you neat freaks (raising my hand wildly)-Rinse your embossing folder immediately and all the ink will rinse right off.

 

 


Winter Woods Stampin' Up!

 

So what about you, is your stamping style dirty or clean.  Some of my very best friends are dirty, but for me I'll stick with clean.

 

Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

 

 



 


Spirited Snowmen Anniversary Card

Spirited Snowmen Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Two members of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Team are celebrating their Anniversary this week.  I know that I may be just a little early to think snowmen, but I couldn't resist making cute Anniversary cards using the Spirited Snowmen stamps and the strangely neglected Sweetly Stitched Dies.  I say neglected, because we should be seeing these dies everywhere.  They were introduced in the Holiday Catalog as a holiday die set, but their cuteness will easily spread across the year.


Spirited Snowmen Stampin' Up!

The Spirited Snowmen stamps also give me a chance to color with my beloved Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers.  Just look at how cute this snowman couple are.  And the stitched elements make such sweet accents.


Spirited Snowmen Stampin' Up!

For beautiful Anniversary sentiments, I looked to my Beautiful Bouquet stamps to fill in the gaps on my Anniversary Cards.  Speaking of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, did you know that October 16 has been designated Boss's Day?

 

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Have a fabulous day,

 Newfeichtsiggy

 

 

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Candy Cane Season Cute Gift Cards

Candy Cane Season Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Today's project is super  cute and super quick to make.  They are sweet 3" x 3" Gift Cards and matching envelopes stamped with the Candy Cane Season stamps and Candy Cane Builder Punch.  It's getting to be that time of year.  Doesn't the green mixed with the red candy canes remind you of the Grinch?  It's Granny Apple Green and Real Red.  They look fabulous together.


Candy Cane Season Stampin' Up!

The Candy Cane Builder punch punches both the candy cane and the sweet bow.  There is a stamp to ink in the bow outline, but I really enjoyed coloring my bow with my Light Granny Green Stampin' Blend.  Wow, I love to color with my Blends!  When I was a little girls it thrilled me to color with those fantastic big boxes of Crayola Crayons.   Do you remember the thrill of a new big, big box of crayons and its build in crayon sharpener?   I get the same thrill as an adult coloring with my Stampin' Blends.  I guess some things never change.

image from www.stampingcountry.com

This is my second time using the Candy Cane Season stamps.  Here's my first project. 

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Have a fabulous weekend,

 Newfeichtsiggy

 


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