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Friday, March 6, 2009

PMS tonight!

Yesterday's post featured a card for my stamp club tonight (affectionately named PMS which stands for Purchase More Stamps, he he!) and today's post features the two other projects along with the birdie card (from yesterday's post) which I tweaked a bit. The tweaking came about because I just wasn't happy with the balance of the first version and thought I had too many patterned papers going on all at once. I like my simplified version much better!

I guess you could say I'm also featuring my Big Shot tonight, using it with texturz plates (Backgrounds #1) and the Top Note Bigz die. The Trendy Trees card uses the larger embossed dots plate, and the birdie card uses the swirls plate that coordinates with Baroque Motifs. I took the advice (that I read somewhere) to dampen the cardstock before embossing it and boy did it work! I couldn't find a spray bottle to dampen the cardstock, so I used a dampened paper towel, and that worked just as well.

My favorite of the group is the Top Note bag/purse because it's simply WOW! So easy, so cute. Here is a link to the originator/akjuda on SCS. Thanks for the great idea, Angie! I can't wait to make a few of these as Easter baskets...



It's hard to see, but I stamped the one of the sentiments from Trendy Trees in craft white ink but it's not showing up so well in the photo. I really wanted to incorporate the Urban Oasis DSP, but it just seemed to overpower the stamped trees, so I opted for the subtle embossed dots background instead. I did take my color palette from the DSP though: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Basic Black & Baja Breeze.



Finally, my tweaked birdie card. No more fighting between patterned papers for all the attention; it all goes to the chipboard covered bird! The swirls in the embossed background make me think of a bird's song, swirling around the air!



Thanks for sticking with me through all the chatter this morning. Have a great day and be sure to check back tomorrow for another SFYTT!

7 comments:

Leigh O'Brien said...

Oh Amy...these are so great. I haven't seen anything from SU! that was a must have in a while and I think you've just pushed me over the edge. I did have my eye on that birdie. I'm thinkin' I need to come to you class! Where are you?!

{I just had to add....my word verification for this post is "butpary"....that just cracked me up...too funny!}

Tracy said...

Fantastic projects!! I am sure your ladies will have a great PMS time tonight!

Chandra Hough said...

I sure wish I had a group like yours with which to stamp! Love the tweaked birdie card -- much better!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Oh Amy...can I come? These are all so cute!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

I love every one of these projects!! Darling!!!

Valerie said...

Perfection. I prefer this type of PMS to that "other" kind any day!

shel9999 said...

All fabulous, Amy! I love the bird tail extending past the edge, the purse/bag really IS wow, and the trees are adorable!

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