Monday, June 27, 2011

French Foliage

Probably my most-used set from the current mini would have to be French Foliage. It's one of those very forgiving stamp sets - it's practically impossible to make it look bad! I've used the beautiful leaf images a lot, but I also find myself reaching for the other elements in the set - the fine script and the ink spatters in particular...very handy for covering up an "oops"!
For this stamp-a-stack, I took my inspiration from page 20 of the Mini. I loved the look of embossing a piece of cardstock in the same colour as the base card, and sticking it over the top. I made multi-coloured leaves by using a sponge dauber to sponge directly onto the rubber in More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake. The Spiral Punch makes a great "notepad" border, perfect for masculine cards (I have a sneaking suspicion that this punch will be retiring come August *sob*). I've used Bring on the Cake (also in the Mini) on all these has a great variety of Birthday phrases. Very handy if, like me, you make more birthday cards than any other.
We stamped on Naturals Ivory cardstock, which is a lovely soft antique white. Finally, a piece of Linen thread finishes these cards off nicely.
I hope you have a great week. My sister is on Maternity leave now so I'll be spending some time this week helping her put the finishing touches to Junior's room :o)

1 comment:

  1. Kathryn Brennan27/6/11 1:31 pm

    Fab colours. I like the notepad look from using the punch.



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