What do you have planned for the weekend? Crafty fun I hope. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a couple of hours to work on my Project Life album. I have all my January pictures printed and ready and I am just chomping at the bit to get my pages designed. I love how quickly an album can come to life with the Project Life system (you can find out more about Project life and Stampin' Up! here).
I have the final project from my January card class to share with you today. This was inspired by a gorgeous bookmark card creation I found on Debbie's Design's blog in the USA. I'd never thought of creating a fancy fold card with a detachable bookmark. What a lovely little extra for the recipient. And with the Perforating Cutting Blade (part of the Rotary Addition for the Stampin' Trimmer) it couldn't be easier to create an easily detachable bookmark.
I wanted to capture Debbie's fun summer-y feel to the card so I used Old Olive and Real Red as my colour scheme. I coloured Basic Pearls with my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities markers to add to the stamped Sheltering Tree to create apples.
To give added dimension to the leaves on the tree I simply stamped the 'leaf' stamp freshly inked with Old Olive and then stamped immediately again without reinking. This gives added colour dimension to your tree with both lighter and darker leaves. I used the same effect for the grass too.
I just love stamping with this stamp set. I love all the little extras you can add to your image from the rake and swing to snowflakes and the bicycle. And with our new photopolymer stamps it is super easy to line everything up.
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