Creative Cards by Pat

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, September 2, 2013

Mixed Bunch. Adding Dimension

                                             As a follow up from my last post

                         here is a picture of how using stamps and punches together 

                                            can add dimension to your project.  


I used the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the coordinating Blossom punch and the 1" circle punch along with coordinating ink colors.  The color coordination between the card stock and the ink is one of the great features of Stampin' Up! Products.  The color scheme I chose is Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.  You may not care for this color combo, but you could use any colors you would like.  Stampin' Up! Sells a Color Coach for those of us who need a little extra help pairing colors (myself included)!

The first thing I did here was to cut my paper.  The card itself is 5.5" x 4.25" cut from a piece of Whisper White card stock.  The second layer is a piece of Old Olive cut to 5.25" x 4".  The top layer is again Whisper White cut to 5" x 3.75".  

I took the 5" x 3.75" Whisper White card stock and used my Stampin' Up! Big Shot and the Little Leaves Sizzlits to punch a negative image...meaning that I punched the little leaves out of the Whisper White...but instead of using the leaves I punched out, I used the image after removing the leaves.

I stamped the flower image on the Whisper White card stock and then stamped the same image on some Rich Razzleberry card stock.  Instantly you can tell that the Rich Razzleberry image is going to make your project "POP".  Using the Blossoms Punch, punch out the image of the flower and set it aside.  Following the same process stamp the center image for the flower onto some Old Olive card stock then punch it out with the 1" circle punch.  Set this aside as well.

This is the exciting part!! Begin assembling your layers!   Just love seeing how the project comes together!  When you adhere the punched Rich Razzleberry flower to your card, use a Stampin' Dimensional to make the flower sit a little higher off the card stock.  

I added a small jewel to the center of the flower to give it a little "BLING":)

Well, what do you think?  Leave me a comment!  I know post was quite long..sorry about that.  But I hope that those of you who are new to stamping are able to follow my directions and create an awesome project of your own:)

Supplies list:

Cardstock:  Whisper White item 100730, Rich Razzleberry item 115316, Old Olive item 100702
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry item 126950, Old Olive item 126953
Stamps:  Mixed Bunch Clear Mount item 125537, Wood Mount item 128442
Punches:  Blossom Punch item 125603, Little Leaves Sizzlit (used with the Big Shot)

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