Showing posts with label Day of Gratitude. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Day of Gratitude. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Always Thankful and Spice Cake Designer Series Paper

  • The perfect stamp set for fall - Always Thankful
  • Instant gratification using Spice Cake digital download

Several weeks ago I saw a fall card from Vicki Burdick that I knew I had to case.  The layout, color selection, and textures worked perfectly with the Always Thankful stamp set and the Spice Cake Designer Series Papers.  I didn't have any of the Spice Cake Designer Series papers on hand, but I didn't want to wait until my order arrived. So I quickly downloaded the Spice Cake DSP Digital Download and used My Digital Studio software to printed out the patterned papers I wanted to use on my home printer!  Instant gratification!

I used the layout in Vicki's original format, and then I flipped the format to better suit another image from the Always Thankful stamp set.   Here's the results.  Click for larger image.

Here's a close up of the vertical format.  I used Stampin' Write Markers to color directly onto the rubber, which was a fast way to produce multiple images in color. 

Here's the horizontal format of this card layout.  For this card, instead of using Stampin' Write Markers alone, I decided to also use my poor neglected Watercolor Wonder Crayons to add and blend colors on the smaller items like the pumpkins, leaves, corn and gourds after the basic image was stamped.   I used Stampin' Write Markers to color the image, using Basic Gray and Soft Suede Stampin' Write Markers.  Huff to reactivate the ink before you stamp.  Once the image was stamped, I used Watercolor Crayons to highlight area and then used a Blender Pen to slightly blend the colors in the Watercolor Crayons  for a more natural look.  I love how it turned out!  Click for larger image.

Visit my Online Store to buy the Supplies to make this project
  • Stamps: Always Thankful (123787-w; 123789-c), Day of Gratitude (sentiment), 120835-w, 121148-c
  • Paper:  Spice Cake Designer Series Paper Digital Download (125610), Soft Suede, Very Vanilla 
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Basic Gray
  • Accessories:  Big Shot Die Cut machine (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Mini Library Clips (109857), Early Espresso Brads (119736), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), Large Oval punch (119855), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolor Wonder Crayons (119804, 119803)  Paper Piercing Tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826),

Reminder:  If you're in the Houston, TX area, check out my upcoming class using these products from the Holiday Mini Catalog.
Let me know if you have any questions about any of these cards.

Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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