Postage Due!

Today’s card is was inspired by the last of my Mustard and Not Quite Navy card-stock, both of which are being retired at the end of this week/month.

Inkee Fiddlings - Postage Due - Mustard Not Quite Navy

The combination of these two colors has always been a favorite of mine. The Night Quite Navy was run through the Big Shot to give it some depth. Added to this is the also retiring but also favorite stamp set, Postage Due, cut with the Labels Collection Framelits just adds to it all!

Inkee Fiddlings - Apothecary Art - Mustard Not Quite Navy

The die-cuts and the circle punch each have Stampin’ Dimensionals added to them. Each layer has had the colors alternated on them to carry the effect through.

Inkee Fiddlings - Apothecary Art - Mustard Not Quite Navy Die-Cuts

The 7/16″ Trim Ribbon finishes the card off nicely I think.

Card Recipe
Card-stock: Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Postage Due, Apothecary Art
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Mustard
Embellishments: Basic Pearl Jewels, 7/16″ Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Sticky Strip,
Sponges, Not Quite Navy & Mustard Markers, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Stripes Embossing Folder, 1″ Circle Punch

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Just Thinking!

This is the name of one of my¬† “go-to” stamps at the moment – I just love it. It’s a single stamp currently available in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog (which concludes next Friday… just saying) that also happens to co-ordinate with the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies which were thankfully carried over from the Holiday Catalog for those of us who “forgot” to buy them then, phew!

Anyways, back to Just thinking, what can I say, I simply love it for its versatility.

Just Thinking Stamp

Without even thinking, my cards tend to become “girlie” so I set the challenge for myself today to make this card “masculine“!

Inkee Fiddlings - Just Thinking - Summer Starfruit

The base of the card is the beautiful Summer Starfruit Card-stock matched with Early Espresso and the retiring Night Quite Navy. I’ve cut free-hand around the circle and also removed the word FRIEND from the sentiment to keep in with the masculine theme. I gently rolled the cut edge of the circle around on the ink pad then sponged it to help “even out” my cutting.

Inkee Fiddlings - Not quite Navy - Thinking of You

Although I’m not a girlie-girl myself, I do have a habit of putting ribbon on my cards and as this challenge was for a masculine card what I’ve done is gathered up strips of DSP to create a ribbon like effect. To help create the folds as I’ve inherited my father’s fingers (short and stubby) I utilized the new Paper-Piercing Tool from the current IB&C (p.181). The paper ribbon wasn’t enough I felt so added a strip of Summer Starfruit which I had paper snipped the entire length. (Not sure where the color went, with or without bright lights it remained washed out, bizarre…)

Inkee Fiddlings - Just Thinking - Summer Starfruit - Paper Ribbons

As you can see from the bottom right-hand corner above, I also spritzed the card with Early Espresso to give the base more depth.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Just Thinking
Card-stock: Summer Starfruit, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
Classic Ink: Night Quite Navy
DSP: Print Poetry
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools: Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Color Spritzing Tool,
Scallop Edge Border Punch, 3/16″ Corner Punch
Essentials: Early Espresso Marker, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer,
Sticky Strip, Paper-Piercing Tool

Next time I’ll show you my girlie card with this stamp. Now, for the sake of repeating myself, DON’T FORGET FRIDAY 31 MAY, is the last day for ordering from the Spring Catalog.

So if you haven’t already added this stamp or the DSP to your collection and would like to, CALL ME NOW (250-632-7248), and remember for all orders over $50 before 1 June, you’ll receive the new 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalog.

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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