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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Inspired By Nature

Today I decided I needed to design a card using River Rock card stock, a color I seem to ignore. So I paired it with Always Artichoke card stock, which I ran through the Big Shot using the Two Tags Bigz Die. I then stamped Birthday Wishes in Always Artichoke classic ink (Sincere Salutations stamp set) and punched it out with the Scallop Oval Punch. I added a Chocolate Chip Corduroy Button Brad. Since those brads are no longer available, you could substitute with a Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brad.

Inspired by Nature is the featured stamp set on this card. I stamped the grasses with River Rock Classic Ink. I then colored the flower side with Bravo Burgundy, Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Markers before stamping the image on the front. Obviously, I had to move the stamp down a ways in order to fit the flowers below the tagged greeting. I wasn't sure I liked the card at first, but it has grown on me and I find I am quite fond of it.

Stampin' Write Markers are $3.50 apiece. Order numbers for Bravo Burgundy, Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke are, in order: 105109; 119678; and 105113.

River Rock Card Stock: 108640, $6.95, 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Always Artichoke Card Stock: 105119, $6.95, 24 sheets, 8-1/2" x 11"
Inspired By Nature Stamp Set, wood-mount only: 111656, $23.95
Two Tags Bigz Die: 115954, $21.95
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine: 113439, $99.95
Always Artichoke Classic Stampin' Pad: 105219
River Rock Classic Stampin' Pad: 109010
Jumbo Brads: 5/8" Neutrals, 112533, 32 assorted

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