Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Just Sitting Here

This week, I want to feature some sweet sets in the annual catalog that don't necessarily require alot of extras! Sometimes it is fun to get back to basics like rubber stamping without all the fancy tools. I'm a big fan of the tools, don't get me wrong, but I realize some cards require a bigger budget than others and I want to feature some simpler, less expensive cards to make.  My favorite stamping set in this category is "Sitting Here".  I love the type of sketching, the sentiments, the country/vintage feel of the images and of course, the sleeping dog!  Here's my card:

I went with an earth tone color scheme, stamped up my various pieces and even hand cut out the dog (shocker, I know!) I used some dimensionals to get a layered effect when I put it together and topped the stamped piece with some rouched ribbon to create what I think looks like a valance on a window. If you look closely, you'll notice the background layer is embossed as well.  My supplies are listed below and here's a picture of the stamp set too (note there is also a cat!).

Another idea is to use the images from this stamp set and combine with sentiments from other sets such as Happy Birthday, Thank You and even sympathy...  Don't be afraid to think outside the box! You never know what amazing ideas you might have!

Happy Stampin!

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