Good Monday to y’all! Hope you’re ready for another week. Of course, I don’t suppose it matters if we’re ready or not – cuz it’s upon us! 🙂
About a hundred years ago – okay, maybe early 2014 – before I found the joys of Stampin’ Up! products, I was self-educating in the world of card making and stamping. The earliest product line I discovered was Tim Holtz – and his fabulous vintage/steampunk/grunge look. Definitely my cup o’ tea! I indulged in a voracious appetite for his goodies – I stalked the aisles of every hobby supply store in the area. I bought heaps and gobs and buckets of Tim’s grungy goodness.
And then I found Stampin’ Up! and that was it for me and Tim (I’m sure he’s somewhere wondering where I am and why I left him!). I put my Tim things away. And yes, I missed many of them. Still do. One little item that I really liked was his word stickers. Whole sheets of stickers with single words typed on them. The idea being that you’d stick them on your project to make phrases. Cool ones – like Dream Big. Imagine Wishes. Wish Big Dreams. Sparkle. Journey. I was never very good at combining them. I stuck to single words. Wish. Dream. Imagine. Oh – well, that would have been a good combo – where was it when I was trying to make cards?! 😉
When I saw the new Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Thoughtful Banners – I was reminded of my Tim Holtz stickers. And I saw some card examples where folks had stamped individual words and then cut them out and stuck them on. Like Ideology stickers (that’s Tim Holtz’s line). And I wanted to try that.
So – today, I did!
I used the stamp sentiments from Thoughtful Banners (new) and added some Papillon Potpourri and a couple of Butterflies Thinlits and Bold Butterfly Framelits to create….this. Take a look-see:
I know. It’s busy. And kind of hard to see the three butterflies in the picture. Also – no matter what you see in my oh-so-wonderful pictures, just take my word that there’s no black on the entire card! It’s all Gold – White – Night of Navy. I know this because I was playing along with the Can You Case It Color challenge #119: Continue reading