Elements of Style and blog candy

By | October 24, 2010

Hi Stampers


I must be in a water-coloring mood since today's card just lends itself to water-coloring.  I selected Elements of Style because I wanted to take a break from Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards.  I love this stamp set because of the vintage blooms, birds and flourishes.

Elements-of-Style copy 
I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Basic Black Classic Inkand then water-colored it with an aqua painter using Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and So Saffron for the middle of the flower.  As you can see I got a little carried away with the Log Cabin Smooch Spritz but I love the way it  turned out.

The ribbon is the 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  The pattern paper is Love Letter Designer Series Paper.

And now I think it's time for some more blog candy.  Just leave a comment on my blog telling me what is your #1 Stampin' Up! item on your Christmas Wish list.  I'll select a winner via random.org and announced it here on my blog on 1 November 2010.  You have until 7 November to claim your prize.  If you haven't contact me by then, I'll select another winner.  US residents only please

The prize is 6 x 6 sheets of retired designer series paper.  It's all from within the last two years.


Thanks for stopping by today

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Supplies Stamp Set:  Elements of Style (w 118611) (c 120045)

Paper: Watercolor Paper (Non SU), Basic Black Card Stock (121045), Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (119685), Love Letter Designer Series Paper (117162)

Ink:  Basic Black Classic ink pad (101179), Cherry Cobbler Classic ink pad (119669), Old Olive Classic ink pad (102277)

Accessories: So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker (105114), Log Cabin Smooch Spirtz (119921), Cherry Cobbler 1/2" seam binding (120992), Aqua Painter (103954)

Elements of Style 
Love Letter DSP 

11 thoughts on “Elements of Style and blog candy

  1. jmniffer

    Number one on my wish list is the color family dsp stacks. I want them all in no particular order. Great card, love that set. jmniffer

  2. freida f

    Your water-coloring looks FABULOUS, and I LOVE this effect from the Smooch Spritz! Beautiful card!

    I have been obsessed with punches lately, so the Decorative Label Punch is definitely on my list! Ohhh, how I NEED this! LOL! :)

  3. debbie essay

    Hi Rachel,
    My Christmas wish list item is the watercolor crayons….all of them :0) LOL
    Love your beautiful coloring on the Elements of Style card. I need to practice coloring.

  4. Babe O'Mara

    Beautiful card. Love the Smooch too. On my wish list is the Decorative Label Punch. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.


  5. Michele

    Great Card! I think the number one thing on my SU wish list right now is Movers & shpaers die for my Big Shot. How bout them Hogs!

  6. Julie Temple

    Wow, I am LOVING your last few cards! my wish list would have to include the entire Marker set..LOL. I know I don’t want much, do I? AND I want ALL the Sizzix Embossing folders…guess that is more realistic. Have a super weekend!


  7. Jan

    Hi, Rachel – just love your blog! I am “drooling” over the new Decorative Label Punch. I have the Tags ’til Christmas and just NEED the punch! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!


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