Friday, October 01, 2010

Four Ways Friday #24 - Always

Thanks for stopping by for this week's Four Ways Friday!  This week I'm using the Always stamp set.
This first card uses the small stamps in the Always stamp set.  I stamped them in various colors (Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, and Rich Razzleberry) and punched them out using my 1/2" circle punch.  They are all popped up on dimensionals onto a crumpled up piece of Rich Razzleberry cards stock.  I ran a piece of Tangerine Tango through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  The greeting is from the hostess set Afterthoughts.  I colored the stamp using Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point markers and punched it out using the extra-large decorative label punch.  (Finished card size is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4").
For this second card, I focused on using the heart image from the stamp set.  I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Very Vanilla card stock.  A few rhinestone gems and some dazzling diamonds give the heart some sparkle.  I stamped the branch image in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and punched it out with the heart to heart punch.  A small heart of Pear Pizzazz was also added and I coated this small heart with Crystal Effects.  I sponged and spritzed to give the panel some added interest.  The greeting was stamped in Basic Black and then again in Cherry Cobbler so that I could cut out the word "everything" and pop it up on dimensionals.  A tiny library clip, a bit of linen thread and some 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon add some more interest.  The background card was stamped with the heart image at 1/3 strength using Crumb Cake ink.
I love the look of monochrome cards!  For this simple card, I stamped the branch image at 1/3 strength onto Crumb Cake card stock using Early Espresso ink.  I also sponged and spritzed (I can't seem to stop myself!).  The bird was stamped with full-strength Early Espresso ink.  The greeting used the letters "VERY" from the "EVERYTHING" stamp - I just used my Early Espresso marker to color the letters that I wanted.  The "thankful" is from the Thankful for You stamp set (retired).  I punched the piece using the Designer Label punch and sponged the edges with Early Espresso and Basic Black.  Don't you just love that antique brad?!  I added it with a piece of Early Espresso card stock that I punched using the Modern Label punch.
This last 3x3 card began with the Very Vintage wheel rolled in Marina Mist ink onto Marina Mist card stock.  The bird was stamped in VersaMark and then embossed with silver embossing powder.  The greeting was stamped with Marina Mist ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and punched out with the Modern Label punch.  A corduroy button and some rhinestone jewels finish the look!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope to see you again next week for another Four Ways Friday!!!!!

1 comment:

marilynprestonn said...

My dear you have a lot of goodies for the eye and inspiration. What lovely works of background and simple beauty Michelle.

I am reading Loving Frank and it is very interesting. I surfed on the web and learned the ending. I had no clue of Mamah's real faith. I can't leave it though. Will finish it, excellent read.

Oh and stop by my blog, you have a little surprise there for you. Watch for my first post of the day, you might have to scroll down okay.

Hugsxo Peggy