I love stamping magazines! They are a great source of inspiration - for color, sketches or just plain CASEing. I was flipping through the pages of PaperCrafts Holiday Cards the other morning, when I came across a card that started my mind spinning with an idea of how to CASE it using this awesome flocked paper I'd gotten from my good friends at Eclectic Paperie and Stampin' Up! stamps.
I used Heidi Grace Jolly & Bright Shimmer Flocked paper for the center panel. I LOVE this paper! It has such a great texture and shimmer and I find myself wanting to touch the wonderful fuzzy flocking. To add the bling, I used A-Muse Creative candy for the small rhinestones and a large self-adhesive rhinestone I've had laying around in my stamping stash for quite some time. I've decided it is time to stop hoarding all those beautiful goodies I can't seem to stop buying because they are taking over my stamping space. So as painful as it is, I'm trying my best to USE them...after all, if I clear out some space I will have more room to put all the wonderful NEW goodies that keep coming out!
Card stock: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Heidi Grace Jolly & Bright Shimmer Flocked Words Paper
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White Craft
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, A-Muse Creative Candy
After creating that card, I decided I would try creating some other cards using the same layout.
Card stock: Purely Pomegranate Textured, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Holiday Harmony Designer Series Paper
Ink: River Rock, Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker, Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Stampin' Dimensionals, Self-adhesive rhinestones
I decided I needed a break from Christmas and I wanted to use Time Well Spent which is an upcoming Level 3 Hostess set from the Spring-Summer 2008 Collection. I love the possibilities of this set and am looking forward to making some time to start creating with it. It was a nice change to bring out the bright colors and I'm proud of myself for using the new ribbon I bought the other day (I actually didn't hoard it! TEE! HEE!).
Card stock: Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery Designer Series Paper
Ink: Black StazOn, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue
Accessories: AquaPainter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Dimensionals, Non SU! Ribbon
I enjoyed this little mini challenge for myself and I think I'll try it more often. I'd love to see what you can do with this challenge yourself.