Friday, September 23, 2011

Try it on Tuesday #33 - Forever Young

The other day I ran across this Blog - Try Stampin' on Tuesday.  They have some great sketches, so if you like sketches, than you should add this blog to your blog list.  I used this week's sketch #33 (below) and decided to use it to create the card above. 

I wanted to break out the Forever Young Stamp Set from the Idea Book & Catalog.  I just love the image of that big tree with the girl on the swing.  The color combo is Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight.

I first cut out a Naturals White 3-1/2" circle with the Originals Die.  I lightly sponged the circle with the color combos (starting on the bottom) of Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze and Night of Navy (sponge in a lightly circular pattern).  I finished the circle by light sponging the edge with the Soft Suede Ink.  Using my Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler Marker, I color the image of the stamp.  After stamping the image, I realized the image was not a dark as I wanted it.  So I used my markers to color in the image some more.  After the I happy with the results, I spritzer the circle with the Frost White Homemade Shimmer Mist.   

Next I worked on the Cherry Cobbler card base.  I inked up my Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate with Early Espresso Craft ink (I just inked an area the size of my card piece).  Next, I ran my piece of Cherry Cobbler - 4" x 5-1/4" through the big shot with the inked letter press.  I attached this piece to my Card Base.  My 2" x 4-1/2" piece of Early Espresso was ran through the big shot with the Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder.  I used my Lace Ribbon Border Punch to a punch a border of Daffodil Delight.  I wove my Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon through the lace border and attached a bow with an Antique Brad.  

Hope you like the card and I hae inspired you to get stamping.  :o)  Leave a comment and let me know what you think. 

Next week I am going to try to do a week worth of Halloween Cards & Projects, so make sure you come back. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Supplies - All products listed are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise posted. 

Stamps: Forever Young (C#122572, pg 79), Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370, pg 157)

Punches/Dies: Word Window Punch (#119857, pg209), Modern Label Punch (#119849, pg 209), Lace Ribbon Border Punch (#122362, pg 211), 3-1/2" Circle Original Die (#121811, pg 220), Fancy Fan Letterpress Plates (#123129, pg 217), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#119976, pg 218)

Paper: Naturals White (#102316, pg 181), Cherry Cobbler (#119685, pg179), Daffodil Delight (#119683, pg177), Early Espresso (#119686, pg 180),

Ink: Cherry Cobbler (#119669, pg179), Cherry Cobbler Marker (#119681, pg179), Early Espresso Marker (#119680, pg 180), Early Espresso Craft Re-Inker (#121606, pg 180), Un-Inked Craft Ink Pad (#122265, pg 202)

Ribbon: Chery Cobbler 1/2” Seam Binding Ribbon (#120992, pg 195),

Accessories: Frost White Shimmer Paint (#116854, pg 203), Antique Brads (#117273, pg 198)

Adhesive: SNAILAdhesive (#104332, pg 206), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430, pg 206)


  1. This is really pretty Karen. Very beautiful job! Thanks for playing along at TST

  2. Wow! Stunning card! Love all the sparkle! Glad you found Try Stampin's blog! Thanks for playing along with us!

  3. Such a stunning card. I really love the thought you put into it. Thanks for playing with us.