Monday, June 23, 2008

Back to Basics:

Here's a card I semi-cased from the 06/07 Stampin' Up Idea's Book and Catalogue. 2007 was the year I was first introduced to Stampin' Up, when a friend of mine from Sydney sent me a catalogue as she'd just had a party. At the time, I fell in love with the fantastic creations on those pages, but it was almost a year later when I finally made it to a workshop in the NT.

Flicking through the pages tonight reminded me of how overwhelmed I was by the fact that someone had made those projects, and 'apparently' it was just as easy for me to do too! In saying this though, I didn't know where to start, and even though I had the basics...I didn't know how to use them.

So, this week, I've decided to return to the basics and to share a couple of easy things to incorporate in your own card-making when your beginning - so your project starting points don't seem so daunting. Tonight, I thought I'd share what I call the "Stamped Strip" technique, which is simply stamping onto a strip of cardstock, matting it onto a co-ordinating colour and then adhering it to the card front which is in another colour again. In the above card, I've also added some grosgrain ribbon, brads and the cheapest of all embellishments...piercing.

* Petal Prints & It's Your Birthday Stamp Sets.
* Bashful Blue, Whisper White Cardstock. Certainly Celery Textured Cardstock.
* Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Whisper White Stamp Pads.
* Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, Mat Pack and Paper Piercer.


Marcia said...

Very true Nerine, it's easy to forget the basics. And they can look the best. Love the colours in this card.

Chrissie said...

I just love this set... it was my very first! I often go with the basics as they are fool proof and simply elegant! Well done!

Leigh said...

The colours are lovely. I have this set and it was one of my first too. Great card.

Karen said...

I am loving all the 'back to basics' cards!