I am so excited to be published in the current issue (Autumn 2017) of Take Ten Magazine!! It is so fun to get the magazine and see my creations in print! 🙂 There are so many talented artists and I am honored to have my cards published next to theirs.
Here’s the first one. The stamps are from an older Stampin’ Up set called A Round Array and they also had a matching flower punch. Both the stamp set and punch are discontinued, but you can use any small circular stamp or flower you have to get the same effect. The vine embossing folder is from Sizzix. Again just use what you have – or even a pretty embossed or patterned paper.
I embossed a panel of green card stock, tied it with lace ribbon, and attached it to an orange card. I stamped 5 flowers with orange ink and 4 with green ink on white card stock. I punched them out and attached all but 1 orange flower to the card. For the last flower, I punched a larger scalloped circle from orange card stock and layered a small green card stock circle to the center. The orange flower is then attached with foam tape. To finish the card, I added a tiny orange button to the middle flower.
Below you’ll find the 2nd card I have published in this issue. The circle stamp is from Hero Arts and the Thank You stamp is from Inkadinkado. These are older stamps, too. I’ve been stamping for a long time so I have quite the collection. 😉 Look at the stamps you have in your craft room – I’m sure you have something you could use to get the same effect! The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.
I embossed a panel of turquoise card stock and attached it to an orange card. I stamped the circle 4 times each with turquoise and orange ink on white card stock, then punched them out with a circle punch. I stamped Thank You with turquoise ink on white card stock and punched it with a circle punch. The circles are then attached to the card using foam tape on the middle row. To finish the card, I added orange and turquoise buttons.
These are cards that you can put together in 10 minutes or less – which is what Take Ten is all about! If you need inspiration, you will find lots of it in this quarterly publication . It’s my very favorite stamping magazine!
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