Saturday, September 10, 2011

Studio Stampers September Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to My Paper Paradise! It’s the Studio Stampers Blog Hop Day,  if you are joining us in the Hop, you should have come here from Kathy Hatzke, if not, why not start at the beginning at the Studio Stampers Blog and see what everyone else has done – I always get so much inspiration from these talented and creative ladies.

A month or so ago, I purchased some of Amuse Studio’s delicious shimmer couture card stock, it really is beautiful – every time I‘ve gone in my craft room I’ve admired it, but I can’t seem to get round to cutting into it.  I decided TODAY was going to be the day, I surfed the internet looking for inspiration, but inspiration came there none --- so I looked through my own inspiration box, some of my cards, but many, many cards from classes I’ve taken at The Paper Garden in Sacramento.  I took the colour scheme from one, the construction from another and stamps and paper from Amuse Studio – I think you’ll agree, it’s a perfect marriage!


And here's another view from the side


The card measures 5 1/2" x 4" when folded flat, so it fits in a standard sized envelope - although I suspect that USPS will still charge extra for a 'non-machinable' envelope!

The more observant amongst you will have noticed in the supply list that I used two different black inks in the making of this card, and some of you may be wondering why.  As its name suggests, the shimmer card has a  shimmery surface, memento or A|S pigment ink would just slip off the surface - usually onto your fingers and everything they come into contact with.  I can't tell you how many cards I have ruined in this way.  The Staz-On ink is designed for non porous surfaces, so problem solved.  However, when colouring with Copics the Staz-On will tend to bleed, and as Santa is stamped onto normal sugar card, memento is the ink to use here.

Did I mention that the sentiments from the Holiday Greetings inside and out are my absolute favourite?

That's all from me today.  Next stop on the hop is Kari Bell.  If you get lost, here is the complete list.
===> Karen Crisp you are here

All supplies are from Amuse Studio and can be purchased here.  Please contact me direct if your order exceeds $150.
Stamps: Happy Christmas, Holiday Greetings Inside and Out
Paper: sugar, shimmer couture solid – bubblegum, lime,ocean, shimmer couture damask – bubblegum, grass
Ink: Black Staz-On, memento black tuxedo
Other: bakers twine- cherry, onyx, Copics: 110, R29, RV10

12 comments:

Angie said...

Wonderful card! I have a hard time cutting the shimmer couture cardstock too. It's so pretty that I don't want to use it.

Lisa Chapman said...

GREAT card. I love how you did this!! Plus, the Santa stamp is pretty darn adorable!

Kathy said...

Super cute! My shimmer couture is still carefully wrapped in plastic but you've inspired me to open it up and play with it.

kari bell said...

great card! I just adore it.

Ann Martin said...

Wow, how cool! Such a great collection of angles and shapes.

Indy said...

So fun! Love the fun folds. Wouldn't it be fun to tuck a gift card or two into those little presents?

Sue D said...

Great idea for a card!
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Lianna Vigil said...

AWESOME! I love how you made the squares into presents! What a great card!

Lueyes said...

Interesting information about which ink to use. And a different card idea!

Kristen said...

So cool! I've never seen anything quite like it. Thanks!

Shari B. said...

This card is awesome!

Debbie H said...

Santa is so cute and I have to get myself some of that baker's twine!

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