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Monday, October 8, 2012

Magnificent Monday

Magnificent Monday Guest: Sandy Mathis!

Greetings, Stampers, and Happy Monday! Actually, it is a Magnificent Monday as I am a featured guest stamper on the Pink Paper Bakery blog today. I'm very honored, and thanks, Deena! I created this project with that in mind, and as usual, I used a couple of challenges for my inspiration. The leaves were created with the Gently Falling Stamp Set. Gently Falling is a two-step stamp set. First, you stamp the first layer in your base ink color. The outline of the leaves is stamped on top with a darker color ink. Then I cut the leaves out by hand. The greeting is from a retired set called Grateful Greetings. I think it's just the perfect greeting for a Thanksgiving card. 

 

There is lots and lots of texture going on here, perfect for an autumnal card. The strip of burlap provides rough texture. I found my burlap in the paper crafting department of one of the big box stores, and it came in a package of eight small squares. The background was created with the Stampin' Up Woodgrain Embossing Folder and Core'dinations Card Stock. After embossing the card stock, you sand it a little with a sanding block to reveal the lighter core of the card stock. It's really easy and fun to do, and the results are awesome! Natural Cotton Ribbon, Linen Thread, and a wood-like button finish things off.



Stampin' Up! Products Used:
 
Stamp Sets: Gently Falling, Grateful Greetings
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Early Espresso Core'dinations
Ink Pads: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Large Oval Punch
Accessories: Natural Cotton Ribbon, Linen Thread, Naturals Designer Buttons
 
Other Products Used:
 
Burlap Squares by 7 Gypsies
 

If you like, you can visit my blog by clicking here.

Happy Stamping!

Sandy
 
Thanks for sharing with us, Sandy!
 
 

 
 

4 comments:

Jen Timko said...

What an awesome card this is!!

Deena Boos said...

Love this, Sandy! I love all the textures together!

Terry said...

Pretty card, Sandy. I love the square of burlap on it!

Jen said...

Cool card, Sandy! I love all the texture...I finally bought some of the core'dination card stock and now I HAVE to use it! Thanks for posting!

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