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Seasonal Branches

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You have probably heard the sound throughout the crafting world.  Maybe even at your own house!  Yes, the squeals of happiness when seeing the new Holiday Catalog!!  My customers have started receiving theirs and they feel like I do….WOW!

Today I get to show you what happens when you combine the new stamp set Beauty of the Season with Blendabilities.  This is one of the cards we will be making in my Blendabilities “on the Fly” class today and it focuses on coloring accessories.

Seasonal Branches

You know by now that I love a card with clean lines.  What does “clean” mean to me?  Well, usually lots of white space (or unembellished space).  That does not always mean simple nor without distressing.  For me, clean means the ability to focus on a special detail.  Sometimes that is coloring (like on another card I’ll show you Monday) or in today’s case, the focus on the pretty pearl berries.  The other card elements are there to add a specialness but not distract you from the focal point.  So that is how I design most of the time.  And I love teaching you how to design as much as how to stamp!

For this card, I stamped the small branch from Beauty of the Season twice with just a little crossing at the branches’ ends.  A Stamp-a-ma-jig is helpful to get this just right (and is one of my go-to tools).  Before I worked on the rest of the card, I colored some Basic Pearls with the middle marker from my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities and set aside.  They don’t take long to dry but I have no patience to wait so doing it now is good.  Then I stamped the sentiment (all stamping in Early Espresso).  Using my Stampin’ Distress Tool, I distressed the edges of my Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler panels and then sponged some Crumb Cake ink on the edges of the Vanilla panel.  I attached the two together.  Then the fun.  I started attaching the different sized Pearls (small and medium) where the berries are on the image.  So easy but so much wow!  Finally, I doubled up some Linen Thread and tied a bow.  I attached the bow to my Early Espresso Button with Tombow Multipurpose Glue and then attached the button with a Glue Dot.  The decorated panel is put on the base with Dimensionals.  And there you have it.  Clean but with a very special feel!  I can’t wait to share this with my class later today and I hope you’ll give it a try too.

I’ll be back Monday with another of the projects from this class!  Until then, I hope you have a great weekend and get a little stamping time!

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Stamp:  Beauty of the Season; Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler; Ink:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities; Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Neutrals Buttons, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue

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