Friday, August 20, 2010

Thinking Outside the Box

I thought outside the Stampin' Up! box on this card. I combined three stamp sets: Always, Leaf Lines, and Watercolor Trio. Isn't it amazing how nicely they all flow together & look like it came from one set?

Take a look at all your stamp sets and see which ones you can combine. I think looking at them with this different viewpoint will open the door to some new & exciting projects!

When I complete my cards, I often show them to my husband who could really care less. He is very sweet & supportive but let's face it, most guys don't go crazy over paper crafts. He typically says, "that's nice honey". With this card though, he actually made a comment about the shading around the edges of the patterned paper. He liked that technique. Maybe he's coming around! (smile) Who would have guessed that sponging a little ink around the edges of patterned paper would float his boat so to speak?!

Enjoy your day (TGIF) & happy stamping!

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Recipe - All Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Always (#113620), Leaf Lines (#114393), Watercolor Trio (#117050)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip
Designer Series Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade (retired)
Accessories: Brads

6 comments:

Cards by Gina said...

Beautiful card, Tiffany! Love the colors and the technique you used! Glad your husband liked it.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Tiffany! I love the layout! Great way to combine sets!

Patti MacLeith said...

I love the husband comment--ditto here! Just a touch of something different can make a big difference. I really like the idea of combining stamp sets, but seldom do that! Your card is terrific, Tiffany!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is so beautiful Tiffany. I too love the layout and the colors. Hugs,

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I love layering images ... gives a really vintage feel to a card. My hubby just keeps telling me to start selling mine! I think he would like me to recoup some of the cost!! (grin)But ... he actually is supportive and tries to be interested! Hugs Andrea xxx

Kim said...

Beautiful card Tiffany - don't ya get so excited when its more than just 'thats nice honey' :) Great job layering all the elements - so pretty!!