Monday, November 17, 2008

MANCHESTER SEASON OF JOY

This sketch is Jen del Muro's Sketch For You To Try 11/15/08. I used an unusual combination, didn't I? ... Season of Joy stamp set with Manchester designer paper. Stampin' Up!'s Season of Joy has GOT to be one of the most brilliantly designed stamp sets I've ever owned ... one of my all-time favorites for sure! I really wanted to use this image with something that I'd never seen before, and something that wasn't so "obviously Christmas". Manchester DP with the colors of Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla seemed like the perfect choice.

Did you know that some of the elements of the Priceless Classy Brass Template also coordinate with the stamp set Season of Joy? That's how I was able to paper pierce the Always Artichoke CS circles behind the three snowflakes. The snowflakes are stamped in Baja Breeze ink onto Very Vanilla CS and a dew drop (non-SU) adorns the center.

The main image from Season of Joy is stamped in Always Artichoke Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla CS, then again with Baja Breeze Classic Ink onto another piece of Very Vanilla CS. The three Baja Breeze poinsettia images were punched out with the 1/2" Circle Punch and the snowflake in the center of the "O" was punched out with the 3/4" Circle Punch. All were popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals, and a dot of Diamond Stickles (non-SU) was placed in the centers. Always Artichoke Brads are the "O" in "SEASON" and the dot of the explanation point. The Baja Breeze "&" was also cut out and popped up on a Stampin' Dimensional.
RECIPE
Stamps:
Season of Joy
Paper: Manchester DP, Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand, and Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Always Artichoke and Baja Breeze Classic Ink Pads, Versamark
Embellishments: Always Artichoke Brads, Diamond Stickles (non-SU), Dew Drops (non-SU)
Tools: Priceless Classy Brass Template, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/4" Circle Punches
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals


Thanks for all the sweet comments you've been leaving lately! They mean so much to me! I can hardly wait to get home after work to see if there's any new comments waiting for me! Sounds like you really like the concept of iPICKS in my previous post ... I hope you've been inspired by those awesome projects as much as I have, and I've already begun creating next week's list! Have a FANTASTIC day!

37 comments:

Melissa said...

Just as stunning as ever my friend!

Many Blessings,
M.

2stampis2b said...

Whoa, that is one detailed card! It's beautiful! One of my faves!

Marie said...

Beautiful - love the soft colours and all the dimensions!

Jenn in GA said...

i just bought this DSP pack too, and i really like it! like what you did with this stamp set. i agree--it's a winner!

Crafty Girl Designs said...

Such a beautiful card! Look at all the detail you've added! I love it! If I had my own Ipicks, I'd pick you! Hee!

Thanks for sharing!

-tessa

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Great x-mas card with non-traditional colors! I really like the dew drops too!

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome card Nancy! Love the colours!!! I'd forgotten all about this set...MUST pull it out to CASE you soon! TFS my friend!

Janet Swofford said...

This card is so lovely! I can't wait to CASE it. Thanks for sharing.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just stunning!!

Wendy said...

Seriously, that is outstanding! I love it when you make great cards cause that means I am about to make a great card that looks alot like it!! LOL

Something for you my friend!
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Deborah said...

Love, love this card Nancy! Why don't I own this stamp? I must do something about that! Have a good week! Deb

Linda said...

Wow Nancy, you have done a fab job on this card...I must CASE it as that is one of my all time favourite stamp sets...thanks for all the inspiration girl:-))

Lisa Brown said...

Wow! This paper is beautiful and perfect for your card1 Love it!

Chelle said...

beautiful!

Allison said...

This is a stunning card and what great colours!

Rach said...

oh wow this is gorgeous, love all the detail that you have added hugs rachxx

Becky Carafa said...

Perfect choice of stamps for the sketch, and I LOVE the colors!

Cindy Major said...

This is so soft and cute! Love how you made various elements 3D!

Cindy

Alexandra said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card Nancy - it's so soft and pretty, and I love the little extras you put on!! The colors are fabulous, just a beautiful card, my friend! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jennifer said...

VERY pretty!

Brooke S said...

I am totally in-love with this card... The colors are so perfect... What a totally great design with this stamp set... You totally Rock it!!!
Hugs
Brooke

Vicki said...

This is Gorgeous, Great colors!!! Love it!

barb said...

Love your card, Nancy. In fact, I love ALL of your cards and don't always comment on them so from now on, I'm going to :)!! You are a great inspiration to me and I should let you know. Thanks so much for sharing!! Barb in KY

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous card, Nancy. I love the colors in Manchester, but I can't say that I connected them with Christmas! Beautiful.
LeAnne

Lynn said...

Nancy your card is beautiful! The soft colors and details are perfect!

LaurieF said...

Beautiful color combo for a Christmas card - you certainly can work with any color Nancy. I just love the popped up snowflakes and flowers. Great dew drop accents.

mochamama said...

I love all the detail you put in this card. A rather simple stamp became a work of art!

Jackie Pedro said...

STUNNING!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color combo!!

corinnesomerville said...

Gorgeous Card Girlie !!!!! Love the colors !

Have a great week my friend

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! You knocked this one out of the ballpark! Love all the layers and pop-ups and dimension you gave it!

Libby Hickson said...

This is so soft and gorgeous - LOVE that combo!! iPICK this one!! LOL

kathleenh said...

Beautiful card Nancy! I love all of dimension and the paper pierced circles!

Kristin said...

Oh Nancy, this card is so lovely! The colors in that DSP is so wonderful with that stamp set- and so "out of the box"! Way to go- you are making me want the paper and the stamp set!!

jen del muro said...

PERFECTION!!! Love it!

Jen Tapler said...

Beautiful as always Nancy! I'm lovin' these colors for this card! I've bookmarked it to be CASEd in the near future!!! TFS!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Nancy! I remember seeing this...but I don't see a comment...but it's so worth a second look!

nitestamper said...

this is so, so fantabulous, Nancy!!!!!!!!!!!i really love how you used this set with this layout
tfs:)
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