Thursday, January 24, 2008

*you warm my heart*

It's officially Day 4 of The Saltbox Studio sneak peeks, which means only 1 more day until launch! The excitement is building...and rightly so! The Saltbox Studio is introducing a new style to the stamping industry. The images are fresh and fun...a perfect combination of classic and simple, vintage and whimsical, primitive and folk art. If you are interested in the artist behind the scenes and how The Saltbox Studio got its name, please visit The Saltbox Sampler for the fascinating story!

Yesterday, I promised to share a *tip* with you about using clear sentiments. If you want to create a "whimsical" feel to your card or you simply would like to add some visual interest, you can *shape* the sentiment around your image. Unlike wood-mounted stamps, clear stamps are somewhat soft, and they can easily be curved to follow the shape of your focal image. On the pocket card above, I curved the "you warm my heart" sentiment around the little mouse's snowball. Since the snow girl was placed on the right side of the pocket card's base, I balanced out the final design by curving the sentiment around the left side of the mouse on the pocket insert. This fun design would bring a smile to any recipient. A little child would *love* the snow mouse, and a dear friend would be touched by the sweet sentiment.

If you'd like to see another card I made using the same tip, stop by The Saltbox Studio to sneak a peek at my "stud muffin" card.

There's another contest going on over at The Saltbox Sampler. Just leave a comment to enter the drawing for a secret prize!
Sentiment and images by The Saltbox Studio. Notecard and papers by A Muse. Brilliance graphite black pigment ink. Copic markers. Marvy scalloped punch. Making Memories brads. RibbonTrends pink gingham ribbon. Stampin'Up creamy carmel classic ink and sanding block. Fiskars mini scalloped scissors.


Pamela S. Wade said...

This is so cute Becky! Love it all! ~~Pam

Novell said...

So sweet, Becky!

tami said...

OH Becky.
I'm going to pass out. This is so sweet. Now I want these stamps bad. You are so talented. Thanks for the tip. I have to try that now!!

Lovetostamp6 said...

So sweet Becky, I just LOVE your cards and the creative touch you put in each and every one.

Have a great weekend, Jennifer :)