Heidi our usual poster and webmaster of late is off in Cancun soaking up the sun before returning to the snowy wilds of Canada once again. So today you get Jean and her Watercooler Crew friend Germaine from the States. When the cats away the cross border mice will play right? :D
As a warm up for our upcoming Blog Hop (March 13-15) one of our blogless Wacky Watercooler crew has offered the following for your inspiration. I hope you'll leave Germaine a warm welcoming comment as this is her first posting with the home hop blog.
Germaine has a wonderful eye for design don't you think? And she really rocks a now popular use for Stampin' Up's newest Scallop Tag Topper Punch from the 2014 Occasions Catalog. Check out these two variations on a theme.
First the Sympathy Card variation - a monochromatic use of Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White with a hint of a deeper purple in the Concord Crush ribbon.
Then the more colorful Easter selection that adds that punch of Daffodil Delight to warm the soul. Rather like many of our winter gardens that are showing daff's peeking through the snow and ice right about now.
Whether for Easter or for a needed Sympathy card the Lattice die cut cross is a wonderful focal point. And the Everything Eleanor images make for a wonderful One Sheet Wonder technique that allows you to stamp your own background papers then cut to size as needed for a multiplicity of cards.
Germaine shared these details with me:
I did the crosses for a class. As some people send out Easter cards and others do not. I gave people the choice of making one or the other by substituting either the Wisteria Wonder Patterned Stack Designer Series Paper from the Subtles Collection or the Daffodil Delight from the Brights Collection. the main card base is Wisteria Wonder for both.
The cross is made from the Lattice BigZ die . I really like the new Scallop Tag Topper punch.
The ribbon is a retired ribbon called Concord Crush (an older retired In Color) and the Happy Easter stamp is also retired.
Of course you recognize the current and available Everything Eleanor stamp set and the Love and Sympathy set.
Thanks Germaine...that covers it in a nutshell.
So here's what the supply list still available for purchase boils down to:
Stamps: (non retired): Everything Eleanor, Love & Sympathy
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Subtles (Wisteria Wonder) and Brights (Daffodil Delight) Patterned Stacks Designer Series Paper Collections
Punches: Scallop Tag Topper, Scallop oval, Extra Large Oval
Other: Big Shot, Lattice Bigz die, Large Rhinestones
If you'd like to see how the cross was "snipped" from the Lattice die cut here's a quickie template from an old blog post of mine. Template shows the long and the "short" form of the cross. Germaine used the short form.
Thanks Germaine for sharing your talent with our home hop blog. You've given me a new idea to play with.
Come back tomorrow for another post showing Germaine's latest creation with the Simply Sketched Hostess set. And don't forget to follow or bookmark us so you don't miss the March Hop that starts the 13th.
Happy Hopping folks and stay tuned... and Heidi if your reading...don't forget the sunblock and the underwater coverup for your camera while snorkeling.