Monday, December 29, 2014

Confetti Stars Punch Thank You

Now that Christmas is over, it's time to think Thank You notes for all the gifts received.  After all the Christmas specific designs, I'm now ready for something less holiday themed but still appropriate for winter.  

Love the Confetti Stars punch in the 2014 Holiday Catalog and since it may not be carrying over, I wanted to play with it one last time before storing it away. Using notecard size (3-1/2" x 5") with a 3-1/4" x 4-3/4" Whisper White panel, I punched the long side.  I center the panel in the punch so that I have to punch two more times, once on each end.  It works out visually so it doesn't look like you started at a particular side.

Using the photopolymer set Another Thank You, the sentiment is inked in Soft Sky.  I cut a cardstock panel 1" x 4-3/4" and spritzed with Smooch Spray to give it some starry shimmer, then mounted it behind the punched stars:

It's a very subtle look and that's what I like about it.  It's not overly glittery, just a touch.  These are ready for the mail!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Lotus Blossom Sale-A-Bration

I saw them demonstrate the Lotus Blossom stamp set at the December Catty Kick-off and just loved the 3 step look.  The lotus flower comes as 3 separate images in photopolymer making it really easy to layer on top of one another.  And the set is free with purchase during Sale-A-Bration.

I wanted a really easy card that I could finish quickly.  I could always step it up a bit by adding some baker's twine or more layers to the card base, but I like the simplicity of this:

The card base is Calypso Coral.  The darkest image is stamped first using Tangerine Tango, then Calypso Coral for the second image and Crisp Cantaloupe which I stamped off once after inking for the solid image.  The sentiment is also Calypso Coral.  Stems were inked with Wild Wasabi for the textured branch image and stamped off once for the solid stem image.