Okay, somebody take this pad of paper away from me! Arghhhhhhh! I think I'm stuck on a gifts theme. And I may have to try one more before it's completely of my system. . . But at the moment, I promise that I am NOT touching that Figgy Pudding pad. (No, I'm caressing my new Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar collection tonight!)
Last night as I was sorting through some stamps that I hadn't used yet, I ran across this small Impression-Obsession birthday set, Young at Heart. Eureka--presents! I stamped the outline in Versafine Vintage Sepia, then stamped the assorted insides in Cranberry Crisp, Soft Sky, and Old Olive. I used my Spellbinders Nestability classic rectangles to cut out my stamped images, and my Antique Linen distress pad to slightly age the edges.
The "Let it snow" sentiment is from another Impression-Obsession stamp set called Fall/Winter Borders. I used it first with chalk ink to stamp a piece of natural twill. It stamped beautifully, but the twill didn't have the "umph" that I needed. I finally decided on a simple strip of Soft Sky. Next I tried about five ribbons on the end. . . (Do you ever have nights like that?) After cutting the fifth one off, I decided upon a piece of silver cord. I'm still trying to decide whether I like it or not, but it definitely worked better than the ribbons did. Finished card size is about 6" x 3".
I kept looking at that present. . . and at that new package of Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar. . . They needed each other! I wanted to try paper piecing the gift with the Hey Sugar paper**. Using the same basic layout of three images across, I made a birthday card. The "celebrate" is from Impression-Obsession's Express Yourself--an incredibly useful little word set because (1) the words are large enough for forty-somethings like me to see without glasses, and (2) they are clear and therefore extremely easy to position! The presents are stamped twice, once on Neenah Classic Cream card stock, and once on a scrap of Hey Sugar paper. I used my Spellbinders Nestability Classic ovals to cut the cream card stock, then trimmed the patterned presents and popped them up with foam tape. I like this little present stamp!
Have a wonderful Sunday!