Oct 19 2009

Best Wishes and More


The Late Night Stampers Design Team assignment this week is to use the colors of Really Rust, Ruby Red and Old Olive.  These are favorite fall colors, of course, so I grabbed a universal set, Best Wishes & More, that I haven't used much at all this season.  It has a very pretty stylized leaf in it.










Of course, the first thing I looked for was Designer Paper that had those three colors in it…I didn't really see anything I wanted to use.  So, I made up my own "designer paper".  I stamped the leaf in the three colors, Really Rust, Ruby Red and Old Olive on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then used the Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp to speckle on some additional Old Olive.  This was layered on Ruby Red cardstock.  I used "Thankful Thoughts of You" from Grateful Greetings in Old Olive on Very Vanilla and layered it on Really Rust cardstock.  Then I cut out three of the leaves from scrap Very Vanilla and mounted them on the greeting layer with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

The base card is Old Olive and I added a strip of Really Rust cardstock and a Scallop Edge of Very Vanilla.  I wrapped some of the gorgeous Mistletoe Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon around the Really Rust and tied a knot.  The other two layers were mounted on top.  As a final touch, I added a Neutral Button in the center of the leaf trio and used a thin strip of Really Rust cardstock to tie a knot in the button holes.

This starts a BUSY week for me!  I have my best buddies coming in for the weekend stamping retreat and I get to STAMP, STAMP, STAMP all day and all night for 3 1/2 days!  No meals to fix…nothing!  Yeah!  But…of course…I need to get everything ready before I go…AND my Stamp Clubs meet the night before I leave!  I need to prep for it yet!  Anyway, hope you have a great week!



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Sets:  Best Wishes & More, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Grateful Greetings

Inks:  Really Rust, Old Olive, Ruby Red

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Really Rust, Old Olive

Accessories:  Scallop Edge Punch, Mistletoe Ribbon, Latte Buttons, Stampin' Dimensionals


Don't forget!  Tuesday, October 20th the Tour de Freaks begins at 8 AM!  Stop back to take the tour and gather some special Christmas holiday ideas!