Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day Of Gratitude

Remarkable Holiday Madness Blog Tour - Day 6

This is not my original idea, and I apologize that I do not know who first came up with because I would like to give her/him all the credit the idea.  I tweaked it a little bit, but basically it's a complete Stamp-lift (like shoplift, but nicer and not illegal).  I wanted to add it because I think it's important to know that it's OK to copy other people's idea....I've often told you that I rarely have my own original creations.  They all stem from something I've already seen, or a combination of ideas.  You CAN be creative...just start Stamp-lifting!

It's super simple to recreate, which is why I chose it, but it has a very detailed look about it.  Your friends will think you spent more time on it than you did.  You will notice that I did the 'brush tip marker matting' technique on the punched out sentiment.  I love to mat my projects and SU hasn't come up with mat punch (yet) for the new XL Decorative Label punch (Holiday Mini page 25).  To help this show up I just run the brush end of the Stampin' Write Marker (IB&C) along the edge of the punched out shape.  This helps it stand out even if you don't use Stampin' Dimensionals to lift it like I did here.  The two pieces of card stock are from the Autumn Spice DSP again.  The ribbon is over the seam where they meet and cinched up with Linen Thread that is wrapped around it and knotted before using it to 'sew' on the button (also from the Holiday Mini).  The leaves are from the Sizzix die Leaves #2 (IB&C page 213) which I then used a sponge to highlight the edges, and then shaped them a bit with my fingers to give the dimension.  They are also on with Stampin' Dimensionals.

 Enjoy the rest of today's ideas.  Hope you come back tomorrow for the last day of the tour.

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