I was flipping through my latest copy of Paper Crafts Magazine and came across some really cute simple cards which got me thinking about CASEing (Copy and Steal Everything)…why reinvent the wheel each time. Look for samples in magazines, online and other blogs. Here’s the sample from the magazine (on left) and here’s my version (on right). I used the Big Blossom from Sell-A-Bration, inked with Pixie Pink and a brayer (makes applying the ink so much easier). Then I "kissed" this stamp with a dotted image from Itty Bitty Backgrounds (my favourite accessory!). You place the uninked dots on the flower and twist it to get the swivel effect. As a final touch I used one of our clear buttons and for the "thread" I used my fabulous and favourite cutter (the tabletop cutter from the catalogue) to cut the thinest strips of cardstock which resemble thread (yes that’s how thin the strips are).
Here’s another version – this time I inked up the flower image from Seeing Spots inked with Pink Passion. You should stamp off the flower on a scrap after each time. You can also stamp the flower without inking it and it will "pull" the ink off the bold image leaving a shadow effect in the shape of the image.
Here’s another card done by my customer, Janice Spry, using her new Tabletop Paper Cutter for the very thin pieces of cardstock – note the thin threadlike pieces of cardstock on the bird’s tail – isn’t she brilliant?