Sunday, May 24, 2009

FS120 Housewarming

It's Featured Stamper Sunday and I was actually able to play straight away!!! :) Today the honour goes to mkstampin74 (aka Mercy) who has a fabulous gallery!!! I was inspired by her Cuppyland card and it reminded me that I had to make a Housewarming card for our Chaplain and his family. I changed the image, sentiment, colours and paper, but kept the house theme, layout and location of the sentiment.
I started with a base of Old Olive, layered with white (pierced), So Saffron and some Windsor Knot DSP. The strip through the middle is more OO and SS (pierced) and some light blue double stitched grosgrain ribbon. The main image is from the retired SU set 'Right and Home', stamped in black stazon on watercolour paper. (I recently discovered how good watercolour paper is --- I'm definitely using it more when a lot of colouring is required!!!) It was coloured with SU markers and a blender pen for the houses and grass and sponge for the sky, cut out with circle nestabilities and popped up with foam tape. The sentiment is from Stampabilities that my friend Kristina sent me and finished off with corners cut using the CB 'Vintage' die set.
Stamps - Right at Home (ret), Stampabilities
Paper - Old Olive, So Saffron, White, white watercolour paper, Windsor Knot DSP
Ink - Stazon Jet Black
Accessories - SU markers, paper piercer and mat pack, circle nestabilities, 'Vintage' die set, grosgrain ribbon, foam tape
That's all for now ---- I'll be back later with some big news!!! :)


Denise said...

I love this house warming card, it is so pretty!

Leigh said...

I've got those cuttlebug corners and very rarely use them. Another inspiring card Kathy.
Oh big news sounds exciting!

Lovely Linda said...

Love this Kathy - those corners are gorgeous...and your image is very cute! Well done with the FS card - I am sure your Chaplin and his family will love it too!! GOd bless you Kathy!!! I am watching your BLOGS with INTEREST!!! LOL!

Grace said...

Hi Kathy! Your housewarming card is gorgeous! I know your CHaplain will love this! I love your precise piercing! Wow! These are great colors too... so warm... just perfect for a housewarmning! Great work gf as always!

jhet said...

Lovely card!!! Hope all is well with you. ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card.. You did a great job stamping and coloring in.

Anonymous said...

I love the card. I think I have seen that house stamp somewhere... I wonder where you got it? ;)

Renee said...

Very cute! I love what you did with the corners and I think the houses are adorable! Fab card :)


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