Elegant Eleanor!

Needing to give myself some “structure” when it comes to creating cards, I’m thinking of “theoretically” making Tuesday – Framelits Tuesday. Particularly as there are so many FABULOUS dies in this year’s SU Annual Catalog. Ha ha, and now that I look at my first card I’d obviously forgotten my great idea hence the word “theoretically”!

Anyhoo, the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set is one I have been wanting to use for the longest time so this week I made it my mission to use it. The natural combination for this set was the new Big News Stamp Set, which by the way only comes in Photopolymer. Photopolymer gives you WAY more bang for your buck let me tell you!

I’m not sure if it was the stamp set or the mood I was in but I was creating much more in my old style. THIS I have to say was a nice feeling as sometimes I fear my cards can be a tad flat but NOT today. Here is my first card.

Everything Eleanor - Seam Binding Ribbon - JIF

This was a perfect opportunity to use the beautiful Gold Sequin Trim and new Venetian Crochet Trim – both equally delightful. As well as THREE of the beautiful 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbons – Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Wisteria Wonder. Oh so subtly, I’ve used a another stamp set, Summer Silhouettes to create the small flowers on the left-hand side.

Everything Eleanor - Seam Binding Ribbon - CLOSEUP - JIF

The next card I CASE’d from the Annual Catalog (p.69) as I loved the general composition of the card. Naturally I changed the colors, the type of doily, and the ribbon. Also using some Washi Tape on Whisper White Cardstock for stronger color and stamped on the doily, but apart from that it’s just the same, lol. 🙂 Sometimes all that’s required is a starting point!

Everything Eleanor - Knew You Could - JIF

Fussy-cutting the flowers can be a tad tedious but is well worth the trouble. Plus this style of card was ideal for using the Basic Pearls.

Everything Eleanor - Knew You Could - CLOSEUP -JIFCARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Big News, Summer Silhouettes
Classic Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi,
Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana
Craft Stampin’ Ink: White
Framelits: Apothecary Accents
Ribbons: I/2″ Seam Binding – Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla,
Gold Sequin Trim, Venetian Crochet Trim, 1/8″ Real Red Taffeta
Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Tea Lace Paper Doily, Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Pen,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

A quick reminder – only THREE more days left on the wonderful offer of buying three DSP packs and getting a FORTH FREE. Offer ends midnight Thursday so be sure to call me before then to place your order!

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

Joanne x

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