FINAL DAY for Ink Pad & DSP Specials, Plus Healing Hugs!
Hi Stamping Friends!
Well, I'm back from my Alaska incentive cruise and I've got so much to share! My husband and I had the best time and I can't wait to tell you all about it! I brought home a souvenir head cold from my trip (oh yay!), so I haven't had a chance to go through my photos yet. I'll get those up as soon as I can!
Today, I'm sharing a couple of swap cards from my fellow trip achievers using the pretty Healing Hugs stamp set. Do you know someone who could use a healing hug? Today's cards are perfect!
But first, it's the end of the month, which means that the TWO COOL July Specials will be expiring today! Don't miss out on these AMAZING DEALS!
I adore the color combination of this card by Dianne Nicholson! My favorite part is the way she layered the White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon over a color strip for a lovely, textured background element!
Background Basics—Dianne adhered a 5-1/8" x 7/8" strip of Gorgeous Grape cardstock onto a 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" layer of Whisper White. She stamped the retired Avant Garden sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink right above the strip. After wrapping some of the White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the layer and securing the ends to the back, she adhered it onto a 5-1/4" x 4" piece of Gorgeous Grape. It's mounted onto a Whisper White card base.
Floral Focal Point—Dianne stamped the beautiful Healing Hugs flower in Gorgeous Grape ink onto Whisper White and fussy-cut it out with super-sharp Paper Snips. She stamped the Healing Hugs leaves in Lemon Lime Twist and cut those out, as well. They are adhered to a Whisper White 2-1/8" Stitched Shapes square die-cut with SNAIL for the leaves and Dimensionals for the flower. That's layered onto a 2-3/8" square and mounted onto the card front. She added some pretty Wink of Stella clear shimmer to the bloom as a finishing touch! So pretty!
Swap card created by Cécile Chesneau from StampAmour.
Healing Hugs Healing Vibes Card
I received this card from French demonstrator Cécile Chesneau and I adore it! It's a CASE of a sample in the catalog and it looks amazing in person!
Background Basics—Cécile stamped the Healing Hugs leaves image three times in Soft Sea Foam to create a base for the bloom. She also added the little pattern image a couple of times in Soft Sea Foam for some extra texture.
Sweet Sentiment—Cécile stamped the sentiment from Healing Hugs in Highland Heather ink onto a 4-1/4" x 1-1/2" piece of Soft Sea Foam and popped that up onto the card front with Dimensionals.
Focal Point & Finishing Touches—She stamped the Healing Hugs flower in Flirty Flamingo ink and hand-cut it out. Before popping it up with more Dimensionals, she added a loop of Linen Thread behind the flower so it just peeks out from behind. She finished with a few Adhesive-Backed Sequins floating around the bloom. Lovely!