Monday, September 15

New Header

Did you notice my new header ? Look up. What do you think ? No, I didn't make these cards to match my blog, but as they do match so well I thought, why not.

The inspiration came while having dinner at my sister's house. She had these gorgeous paper napkins, and I thought " that would make a great card" so I quickly grabbed a napkin and put it in my bag before they were all covered in gravy.

The colours match so well with Stampin' Up!'s River Rock , Sky Blue and Close to Cocoa.

I stamped the Paisley background stamp on the top 2/3rds of the card, then just stuck left over strips of card and punched out dots on the bottom 3rd. Then I added a sentiment, ribbon and a square clear button. I'm love'n the clear buttons.

Tip : To get the dots in a straight line, place a thin strip of card right along side of the river rock strip ( do not stick down ) then start sticking down the dots, when all stuck just slide out the thin strip of card and there you have a straight line of dots. I like to use the glue pen for this so I can move the dots into the right position before the glue dries.

On this card I used the paisley background stamp as a belly band. Don't the soft sky dots look great on the close to cocoa card? I think so!

Stamp Sets : Paisley background, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink : Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Soft Sky
Card : Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Soft Sky
Punch : 1/4" circle
Accessories : square clear buttons, hemp twine, double stitched ribbon River Rock, 2 way glue pen, mini glue dots, stamp a ma jig

So make sure you keep all those little left over bits of card, even the tiniest strip can be used.



Alexandra said...

Gorgeous cards! TFS

Sam Coppack said...

I absolutely love these! At first glance I thought the napkin was one of your cards! Great inspiration!