Tuesday, July 14, 2009

So Tweet!


Here is a simple and 'tweet' card any friend would love to receive! I think the cute birds in the stamp sets "Cheep Talk" and "Good Friend" are just adorable! My color inspiration today was the splitcoast color challenge #227: purple, yellow, gray, white, and black. Obviously I didn't stick to the color challenge exactly (I omitted the black), but I sure like how this card turned out, anyway!

The only tricky part to this card is inking the pear: first ink the stamp using the barely banana classic stampin' pad, then use the rich razzleberry marker to ink the center seeds, and finally, lightly roll the edge of the stamp along the bottom of the pear in the Rich Razzleberry ink pad. Helpful Hint: this technique is called "Rock 'N Roll"!

Here's another tip: when you have small strips of paper, like the barely banana accent I used here, use the two-way glue pen to adhere. It's the perfect tool for the job because it has a fine tip and "writes" adhesive exactly where you need it.

To add a feminine accent, I used the scallop edge punch to create that cute border. Next, I used the paper piercing tool to pierce holes along the edge. This gives it a little bit of a lace-ish look, don't you think?

The pretty designer paper in the background is from the NEW Cottage Wall Designer Series paper! Take a look at all of the cute designs and color combos:

Want to give this project a try? All of the supplies I used are listed below. Just CLICK HERE to go to my Stampin' Up! website to order any of the supplies you need. Once you get there, click on "Shop Now" in the upper right hand corner, and use the item numbers listed below.

I'm always happy to help with questions, so don't be shy! Send me an email anytime!

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Happy Stampin!


Stampin' Supplies (and item numbers):

Stamps: Cheep Talk (113204), Good Friend (113740)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad (115658), Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write dual-tipped marker (116329, set of 6 In Color markers), Going Gray Stampin' Write dual-tipped marker (109126, set of 4 neutral markers), Barely Banana Classic Stampin' Pad (101170)
Paper: Going Gray (108588, available in an assorted pack of neutrals: 36 sheets), Whisper White (100730, or part of the neutrals assortment 108588), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Barely Banana (102701), Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper (115671)
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Dimensionals (104430)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really adorable card! You got the colors to work perfectly. The pear is the crowning touch. Kit Marie

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