Daily Archives: October 11, 2017

I Brake For….Wine And Grapes!

Hello stampers and welcome to Wednesday and I Brake For Stamps.  My card today features the beautifully drawn Wine And Grapes stamp..

The stamp can be found here on the IBFS store. It’s also part of a larger set called MS58 Full Sheet – found here.

I really enjoyed coloring this one up.  I’ve been taking an online class using colored pencils and wanted to try out what I learned on this image.  One thing I’ve learned from the class is patience.  I am not a patient crafter – I think it goes back to the days when I first started stamping and it seems like every class or get together was focused on how many cards we could make in the time we had together.  That created a rush mentality for me that has carried on throughout the years.  However this particular class I am currently taking focuses on different parts of a stamp and taking your time to color each section.

It’s been a real eye opener for me and I find that taking the time to just get one card done, and done well, is much more satisfying than getting three cards done in the same time that may not turn out as nice.  That being said, I still like those “stamp and go” cards.  Especially around the holidays when I need to get a few clean and simple cards out.

I used a bunch of prisma pencils for this image:

Grapes:  Dioxazine Purple Hue,  Dark Purple, Imperial Violet, Lilac and a touch of Lime Peel on a few of the grapes

Leaf and Stems – Prussian Green,  Kelp Green, Moss Green

The Wine bottle and Glass use the same colors.  For the Wine Bottle, I combined some green and purple pencils to try and mimic the look of a green wine bottle filled with red wine.  For the label on the bottle of wine I scribbled a name and framed it out with a bronze pencil.

I went back and forth as to how to use the image on a card and decided on framing it within a stitched rectangle die with a purple mat on green cardstock.

This image would be great for a birthday card for wine lovers, a thank you card, or house warming gift card.   If you are heading out to a party this holiday season this image would look great paired with a bottle of wine!

Stop by the IBFS store to find this and thousands of others stamps.  You are sure to find something to your liking! Use the code SAVE10NANCY and get 10% off your order.

Sisterhood of Crafters

Hello friends – it’s time for another new challenge at the  Sisterhood Of Crafters Blog!    Today’s challenge is PINK!   Anything goes as long as it has some pink.  You can find all the details HERE.

First, let me apologize for he photo.  I just could not get a good picture of this card – it is really pretty IRL!

I decided to go with a clean and simple card,  with soft subtle colors (which I am now finding are very hard to capture in a photo in my craft room)..  My inspiration for the colors was a sweater a friend of mine has – a very pretty soft grey with some pink and white stripes at the bottom.  It’s hard to explain, but it is a very pretty sweater.

So I started with a very light grey paper and combined it with light pink paper.  Just a few tiny stamps for the center  (from Papertrey) – and a simple thank you card is created.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you visit the Sisterhood blog and take part in the challenge.