Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Gently Falling with Thanks
Who says that fall has to be just earth tones?  Tips:  1) I've said this before, challenge yourself with color.  Here the Pool Party works wonders with the black. 2) This card could easily be a masculine birthday card or a sympathy card simply by changing the greeting. The timeless pieces in this stamp set make it a practical purchase.  This is also a great stamp set for scrapbooking and 3D art.  3) The ribbon is a 2" piece.  Adhere the raw ends together with SNAIL or a glue dot and tuck it behind the words.  This little loop of ribbon adds a lot of dimension to the card, although you can't appreciate it in this picture.  4) Don't over look the power of a sponge!  I sponged the edges of the frame around the words so that it blended into the background of the leaves. 5) Instead of a large piece of black behind the leaf image, use your scraps. Here is used a 1" strip at the top and another 1" piece (which has been punched) at the bottom. This saves LOTS of cardstock. 6) The words are from Perfectly Penned - one of the amazing SINGLE STAMPS available now, for a limited time!

Stamp Set: Gently Falling (pg. 86), Perfectly Penned (pg. 132)
Cardstock: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White, River Rock
Big Shot: Designer Frames Folders (pg. 188)
Punch: Scallop Trim Border (pg. 183)
Ribbon: 1/2" Scallop Dots - Basic Black (pg. 172)
Accessories: Dimensionals, SNAIL, Glue Dots, Sponge (pg. 179)

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