Tuesday, September 20, 2011

last days of summer

Technically fall begins on Friday, but today still feels like summer here on the west coast!
I love this new background stamp from Stampin' Up! called, Sunflower! There are so
many ways to create different looks with this stamp depending on the products used.
Here I used Stampin' Write markers in Daffodil Delight, and Early Espresso. Just colour
directly onto the rubber, huff and stamp! I then trimmed the image to the desired size
which is 3" x 3". I then layered it onto Crumb Cake, then Early Chocolate Chip and finally onto
Daffodil Delight which I embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder then cut
with the  Sizzix Scallop Square die using the Big Shot die cut machine.
My card base is Early Espresso cardstock, and the bit of embellishment is Linen Thread which
gives that "naturals" finish to the card.

** huff - to huff or breath heavily onto the stamp after adding marker colour to reactivate
the ink. Markers dry quickly, hence the need to huff on the surface to re-activate the ink.

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