Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Another retiring set!

I made this quick and cute card WEEKS ago for a sketch challenge over on Mary Jo Price's blog and never got around to posting it.

what a beautiful and simple layout! I'm so going to miss this set which is ALSO retiring! I've really been working out those retiring stamp sets! This was another design at my $2 card event and this one sold out! :D

Fairly straight forward, I cut my designer paper to 3 1/2" square, then stamped the sentiment in poppy parade. I took a strip of poppy cardstock and punched a border for the bottom of the DSP. Next, I added some leftover ribbon to the top left. I like that little addition.

Do you end up with tiny pieces of ribbon leftover? This is a great way to use those pieces up!

I punched the scalloped circle out of poppy cardstock and stamped my focal point on whisper white.

My friends are always asking me how it is I'm able to cut things out so straight.
I take my time.
I try and move the paper when cutting and not the scissors.
I try to leave a nice white border. (It's so forgiving, and adds maturity to the design, don't cha think?).

This is the beginning of club week for me! I have lots of friends coming (30 wonderful ladies in all). We're playing with the new stuff this week! So exciting! :D

See you soon!
Selene Kempton


Uhooi said...

Wow,, This card is very nice, beautiful and creative,,


Denise Willerton said...

Selene ~ this is fabulous ~ love all that you've got going on here! and wooohooo for tuition almost being paid for! that's great!!! *hugs* and enjoy your day!!!