Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Autumn Splendor cards

No, my lovely UK readers! It's not a spelling mistake! Stampin' Up is an American company and 'splendor' rather than 'splendour' is how it's spelt in the US. Anyway, regardless of how you spell it, Autumn Splendor is one of my favourite sets of all time. I don't think I could ever run out of ideas for using it and it's particularly useful for masculine cards. Here are a couple of cards I made using the set today:


Both cards use the Fine Flourish background stamp from the mini catalogue. I've used a blender pen to colour it and I rather like the look.


I absolutely adore these tags! They are actually from the Punches Three hostess stamp set - I used a marker to pick out the outline of the tags (leaving out the sentiments they come with), cut them out, sponged the edges and put in different sentiments using my stamp-a-majig.

Supplies:
Stamps: Fine Flourish, Autumn Splendor, Punches Three, sentiments Vintage Labels and Basic Phrases
Ink: Old Olive, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Card Stock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Other: Blender Pen, gold brads, square scallop punch (to make it easy to cut out the tags)

The second of these cards was made for my crafting pal Kerstin Lang, whose gorgeous creations can be seen on her blog here. A couple of weeks ago, I won one of Kerstin's perfect, elegant cards and she duly sent it to me. When it arrived I was stunned and delighted because she had packaged it up in an exciting box with delicious chocolates for me and little Easter eggs for the children. Thank you so much Kerstin for being so thoughtful and lovely! This card is winging its way to you.

And thank YOU for coming to see me today!
Hope to see you soon.

3 comments:

  1. Could you get any better, Vicky?! These are so great! Love what you're doing -- keep it up!

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  2. My sentiments exactly Janelle! Every time I visit your blog Vicky I am blown away Vicky!

    xx

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  3. Beautiful cards Vicky, they are so pretty - love them x

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