Wednesday, May 2, 2012

5/2 Stampin' Up! Messages for Mom



I love this card . . . I was inspired by my friend Debbie McNeill in one of her recent newsletters that she creates for demos to send to their customers. My customers made this card at a recent Big Shot Class and some of them modified it for a birthday card. What's really neat about the set soon to be retired set called "Messages for Mom" . . . is that there are multiple sentiments that you can use to customize your card. I also used another soon to be retired stamp set called "I {heart} Hearts" for the heart image.


When you open the card up, the image swings with the card so you never lose sight of the creativity you put into the front panel . . . so very cool!

Stamping to Share Tip of the Day: Tone on tone, detailed over bold . . . give it a try by using a bold image stamp such as the one you see here from "I {heart} Hearts" inked up in a lighter color of ink (Wisteria Wonder in this case) and then over stamp it with a line image such as the floral spray in "Message for Mom" inked up in a darker ink tone (I used Concord Crush.) This creates a neat tone on tone look with very little work to it . . . as in no coloring! Sometimes coloring is fun and sometimes you are in a hurry and want to go for something simple.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!!

Stamps: Soon to be retired Messages for Mom (WM 117016, CM 118580), Soon to be retired I {heart} Hearts (WM 117010, CM 118571)
Paper: Wisteria Wonder (), Brushed Silver (), Sweet Shop DSP from this past Occasions Mini, no longer available, Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Wisteria Wonder (122936), Soon to be retired in color Concord Crush (119785)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Labels Collection Framelits (125598)
Accessories: Soon to be retired 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (109025)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332) 

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2 comments:

Outdoor Sheds said...

Wow! I really love this page. It is indeed a very well written page and creative card.

NancyS (momsnack) said...

Beautiful card - I love tone on tone, but I keep studying your two photos trying to figure out how to make that front panel!
NancyS (momsnack)