Monday, May 3, 2010

Thoroughly Modern Always

I had the great pleasure of facilitating a workshop with a group of friends last Saturday (hey ladies!), and this was one of the cards I taught them to make. They all like birds, so the Always stamp set was a logical choice.

I featured a unique use for the Thoroughly Modern File Folders that are part of a unique office organization collection, featured on pages 116 and 117 of the Big Idea Book & Catalog. I had ordered the file folders for this project, and had some of them left over. Gotta make use of what you have, right? I cut those folders up and made a cute card using the folder pieces as I would Designer Series Paper.

The 3" square featuring the bird image is stamped in Soft Suede, one of this year's InColors that is being incorporated into the new Color Collection as a neutral. The base is Melon Mambo, also an IC that is being added to the core line of colors as part of the new Brights Collection. (To read more about the Color Renovation, see this post and this post.)

I used the Scallop Circle punch and some of the folder to make a great little accent element. The always stamp was colored direct to rubber and punched out with the 1.25" circle punch. A little hemp twine bow adhered with a glue dot, and this card was DONE, quickly and easily, and it was very well received.

Now that things have quieted down, you'll see more posts. There's a new Summer Mini Catalog that has cool stamps in it, including one featuring ICE CREAM!

1 comment:

Rebekah said...

We loved making this card with you! You must post your beautiful Mother's Day card as well! Loved that one, too!