Monday, January 18, 2016

We Go Together Like...

Today I’m up on the DeNami Design Blog sharing a sweet little Valentine featuring a couple of new stamps released by DeNami Design last Friday and a few previously released images.

So…I’ve been on a mission to totally clean-out and reorganize my craft studio. It’s been a process (a very slow moving process), and along the way I’ve uncovered quite a few stamps that have never seen ink before (gasp!). The PF18 Veggies Stamp Set is one of those sets. So, when I saw it, I started thinking about it. And as I thought more and more about it I eventually came up with the idea to make it one of my “pairs” in a “We go together like…” card. Here’s what I came up with:

I printed the sentiment onto white cardstock using the Freestyle Script Font in Microsoft Word. I cut the sentiment panel to 3.25” x 5.5” and die-cut the stitching marks down the left-hand edge. I stamped my pairs of images underneath the sentiment and colored them with markers.

I took a blank, top-folding A2 card and masked off the section above the fold line with post-it notes. Using the N128 Three Line Border stamp and black ink, I created a plaid strip down the left-hand edge of my card. First, I started at the top and worked my way down, angling the stamp (like a forward slash / ). Then, I flipped my card upside down. I started at the top and worked my way down, angling the stamp (like a backslash \ ).

Creating plaids with the N128 Three Line Border stamp is one of my favorite things to do! You can keep the plaid design one color OR you can use two or more colors. I even have a second N128 Three Line Border stamp in my collection (and who knows…maybe even a third that I haven’t uncovered yet…ha!) specifically for this purpose! That way I don’t have to keep cleaning the stamp as often in between switching ink colors.

I stamped “Happy Valentine’s Day” on the inside of my card, but this would also make a super fun anniversary card!

I hope you like my creation for today!

Thanks for visiting!

Ink: TK-VF082 Onyx Black Versafine (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Markers: Copic Sketch
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Dots and Dashes (Paper Smooches)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
Tool: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (EK Success)


Brenda in IN said...

Great idea to add the plaid strip to your card. I think that's clever to add the veggies as a pair. We would love to see pictures of your studio when you have reorganized it.

Karen B. said...

Now that's just the sweetest card ever!

Jen W. said...

Sometimes cleaning out your craft space is like going shopping when you find unused goodies. :) Love how you used these sets together here and your plaid border is awesome!

Greta said...

So creative & adorable, Lisa! Love your plaid & the line of stitching to set it off!

lostinpaper said...

Totally too cute!!

Annette Allen said...

Lisa this is TOO CUTE..

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Lisa! Wanted to thank you for your kindness today.. what a darling card I've found as I arrived! OH my goodness is this adorable! What weight cardstock do you send through your printer? It looks like it prints so well...

Jung AhSang said...

What a sweet sweet card! So happy to be working on DeNami's team with you!

Brandi said...

This is so adorable!!!