Friday, December 31, 2010

Find Your Style (January SOTM) Blog Hop!

Welcome to our January Stamp of the Month blog hop featuring this month's new SOTM - Find Your Style D1452! If you've just joined me from Jody's blog then you are on the right path!
All of my artwork with this stamp set uses the all-new Wings paper packet X7135B (colors are Black, Colonial White, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, and Vineyard Berry). First up (above), is a 5x7 card inspired by Wishes - Simplicity (p. 106). The bird was stamped with Juniper ink on Colonial White cardstock, cut out with micro-tipped scissors, and then sponge distressed around the edges with a sponge dauber and more Juniper ink to darken the edges. The pleated ribbon is from our new Wings Level 2 Assortment Z1398 ($4.95). The ribbon comes in shades of Black, Vineyard Berry, and Juniper and it is sooo... easy to use. I simply cut the already gathered ribbon and adhered it on my card with a few glue dots! Remember, you can click on any of my photos to see them even larger up-close if you want to! Finally, I have a 6x6 card inspired by Wishes - Celebration Card Workshop Card #2 (p. 22). The shoe was created with Black heat embossing on Vineyard Berry Cardstock. I love how the heated black embossing powder gets so shiney and makes the shoe look like it has a true shine also! I used a ribbon slide from our soon-to-be-retiring (but still available while supplies last) White Daisy Mini Medley Accents Collection Z1136 ($5.95) and topped it off with a square clear Sparkle (self-adhesive gem) to create the buckle for my shoe
that is adhered with a glue dot!
I hope you have enjoyed and are inspired by my creations! If you'd like to see a whole lot more artwork created with this stamp set by the very talented members of my consultant SOTM swap group,
please click here to be taken to the next post!
Now you can continue on the hop by visiting Sheila's blog next! Enjoy!!

18 comments:

Sheila Bennett said...

The shoe looks great embossed in black. And the buckle is a cute touch.

Cindy said...

Just love the buckle on the shoe...what a great touch!

Shirley said...

Great!

Haley D. said...

Gorgeous! That buckle is a fabulous idea, and the shoe does indeed shine. Both cards are beautiful.

Lori Miller said...

Love the cards, Jen!

Tammy Lea Pinchard said...

Love your cards. Really like the black embossed shoe on the colored cardstock!

Nancy said...

Beautiful!!!

Melinda said...

Very pretty cards!

Angela said...

Very nice!

Helen Onulak said...

The shoe looks velvety - nice job on both!

Krista Ritskes said...

Love the black embossing. Both are super cute.

Carla said...

Fabulous work Jen - great cards!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful cards! I am sure these are even more gorgeous in person, with the shiny embossing. Lovely as always!

Closet Stamper said...

Patent leather shoe! Genious.

Beth Naumann said...

Another fan of that fabulous shoe!!! :-)

Adeline E. Brill said...

I love it - you always find a way to add something unique to your designs! Great job!

Laurie said...

Especially love the first card!

Katy said...

LOVE the shoe and the ribbon slide....I agree, the embossing makes the shoe look "real"!