Friday, 24 August 2012

Sneak a peek at Holiday stamps

I'm so excited now that I have my holiday pre-order in my hands!!!

On page 28-29 of our Holiday catalogue is a stamp set Perfectly Preserved, designer series paper Orchard Harvest and framelits dies to cut 7 of the stamps out on the Big Shot. If I hadn't seen this set of stamps demonstrated at the Canberra Convention, back in May, I probably wouldn't have given them a second look BUT after seeing the cute ways to use these stamps they went on to my "Must Have" list. (it gets pretty long, lol!!)

Now I don't want to let the cat out of the bag, before I've made anyof those ideas up, 'cos you need a surprise too, but when I saw the cute sketch by Jen Mitchell over at Freshly Made sketches this idea popped into my head. I've used a new In-colour, Raspberry Ripple and embossed it with a new embossing folder Lacy Brocade from the Holiday Catty, and cut a shape from some Orchard Harvest paper, then decided just to use a sliver of the shape and a strip of the new stitched satin ribbon in Gumball Green. This ribbon is so soft and silky, gorgeous and comes in all five new In-Colours, so as well as the two I've mentioned already, there is Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit.

I inked the cherries stamp with Stampin write markers, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Soft Suede, huffed on them and stamped. Then, just for a touch of cuteness, I used the tiny heart shaped stamp which says "love" (too hard to see in pic) out of  I (Heart) Hearts, retiring in a week, but still available and "sweet" from Fabulous Phrases (page 133). The tiny red heart is a leftover from the Owl builder punch, I'm always gathering them up and saving them for other projects, they're so tiny and cute.Punched everything out with the one inch circle punch, then some Gumball Green circles with the one & a quarter punch and mounted them along the bottom of the card, with dimensionals.

Now that you've finished here, why not pop on over to get lots more wonderful inspiration at Freshly Made Sketches and have a lovely weekend,



  1. Sweet card Rachel! That embossing is beautiful and I love the cute little cherries! I've seen so many awesome cards using this stamp set and yours is no exception! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Great card! I love the embossing and all the details. Really well done! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. Such a fun card, love the bright colors. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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