Monday, November 13, 2017

Good Tidings!

Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was good. My Sunday was spent working a bit on samples and hanging out with my favorite guy...Hard to believe, but we will be married 36 years next Friday. 

I was able to get inky yesterday with the Good Tidings stamp set. The holly leaves are quite lovely. A bit of a disclaimer: I didn't work too hard to line things up perfectly with this two-step stamp set. With two-step stamping, you are able to line the images up (stamping one or more on top of each other) to create depth. However, I liked the painterly effect I achieved on these cards without worrying about matching the images exactly. All products Stampin' Up!

For the card below, I used Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Berry Burst and Tuxedo Black Memento inks, stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock. I love when a one layer card turns out so well! 

For the card below, I used the same ink colors stamped on Whisper White paper. I layered the top layer on Berry Burst card stock, then Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the bottom or folded layer of the card. The Pear Pizazz color is light enough that you can stamp the sentiment directly on the inside without the need for a lighter colored layer. 

I used the same Baker's Twine on both and similar layout, just a different orientation. 

For the card below, I used Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Berry Burst and Tuxedo Black Memento inks, stamped on Pool Party cardstock. I think it almost looks vintage and I love it. 

For the card below, I used Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Berry Burst and Tuxedo Black Memento inks, stamped on Powder Pink cardstock. I was originally going to make this one a one layer card also, but stamped the sentiment crooked! Turned out to be a happy accident, as I love the faux stitched border on the white sentiment layer. 

I love that you can change the orientation and paper color, (while using the same ink colors) to make a variety of cards. This set is going to see a lot of use in my house.

Please note: I have included the clear blocks suggested for this stamp set in my supply list. I didn't need to use all of them for these cards, but they are handy to have with this stamp set to use in its entirety. 

Supply list:

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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,


  1. wow, these are all beautiful, I love them all. this is a beautiful stamp set and looks so vintage, love the different colors for the base layer. You are amazing!

  2. Beautiful cards!! I love that you used pink & pool for the card bases. Great look! Makes me want to ink up my stamp set (which hasn't seen ink yet). Thanks for sharing.


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