It's Wednesday and that means I get to design a card for Stampin' Royalty! I love being on this design team, as my downline and bestie Georgie run the site! And this week she picked some gorgeous photos to inspire us to create!
I knew right away that I was going to use the Happy Scene stamp set from the soon to be released Holiday Catalog (9/1/15). It has stamps in it to create scenes for Fall, Halloween, Winter and Christmas! AND, it has a matching set of framelits that cut out a window pane! So, here is the card that these pictures inspired.
It's seriously cute right! The little pumpkins out the window, the spider web, the window pane! When I saw this set in the new Holiday Catalog it did not grab my attention right away. Then at convention I was able to attend the Center Stage, an event for leaders and this is the set they gave us and something changes when you get a stamp set as a gift and hold it in your hand. I started seeing all the fun I could have with it. And so I want to tell you it might not grab your attention when you first see this set in the catalog, but it is seriously cute!
I only used Whisper White card stock on this card, weird, right? I thought so, but it just worked. I stamped the scene on a 2-1/2" x 3" piece in Versamark ink and then embossed it with Black embossing powder. Then I was able to watercolor it , going over the tree with ease and the image has a shine to it and dimension. To watercolor this image I used my Aquapainter and ink from three stamp pads, Pool Party, Tangelo Twist, and Crumb Cake.
For the saying I stamped the greeting with Tangelo Twist ink. Then I flagged the ends of my strip of paper using my Paper Snips. then I watercolored around the saying, again with my Aqua Painter and Pool Party ink. For the black detailing I used my #1 pen from the Project Life journaling pens. I just free handed it, I wanted it to be a very imperfect line.
My favorite thing are the tiny little spiders, I always say LOVE IS IN THE DETAILS, add some love to your cards by including some fun little extras, they make all the difference.
Here are all the fun things I used to create this card (remember the Happy Scene stamp set and the Hearth and Home Thinlit Dies are not available until 9/1/15)
Did you get the new Holiday Catalog in the mail yet???
If not I'd love to send you one, leave me a comment and I'll get it out to your mail box right away!