Saturday 3 July 2010

Cherish the moments

I like to find different ways to use the stamps in my collection and I've been having some fun looking for images that will work on inchies, even though they're not designed with that format in mind.

Lots of the images in the Baby Dear set lend themselves to an inchie treatment and it changes the look of them significantly. This sweet image of a mother enjoying smiles with her little one is actually circular if you just stamp and go. To switch up the look by making it into an inchie try cutting or punching a one inch square in a piece of scrap paper and laying the square hole over your stamped image to select the portion you want.

Some DCWV cardstock in a pretty duck egg shade with a strong contrast (chocolate brown) makes for a quick and easy vintage look, especially if you sand lightly round the edges and finish off with some silk ribbon!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Baby Dear (Rummage Bin line)

Simply Heavy Chocolate
Simply Smooth White
DCWV white core

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite black)
Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso)

copic markers
Silk ribbon
Edge punch by Fiskars (Threading Water)

You may have heard already but Liz and Richard, owners of Cornish Heritage Farms, have decided to move on. The business is up for sale and while the hunt for a buyer is on, they'll be running down their levels of stock and offering some discounts as the weeks wear on. You can find full details of what's happening here if you'd like them. I hope you'll join me in wishing Liz and Richard every success in whatever adventure they embark on next and in hoping that there'll be a buyer for CHF who will carry the catalogue forward and bounce to even higher rubber heights!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Karen said...

What a beautiful, classic caard you have made. That big bow fits perfectly with the feel of the card and such lovely mellow colours.

Awe, that sad about CHF but lets hope that someone takes it on as they have a wonderful selection of stamps. XXX

Effie said...

That's a real cute card...

Kathy said...

I love your card - what a v=clever idea to home in on just a small portion, I'm sure that would work with lots of the stamps you have and make them even more versatile.

That is sad news about CHF, I've always enjoyed seeing the wonderful things you and others make with their stamps. I hope they find a buyer. Don't suppose you'd be after a change of direction - after all you are a great ambassador for CHF

Net said...

What a stylish card Joanne, your bow is really neat!

Shame about CHF.

Hazel said...

Sad about CHF - hope a buyer comes along. Love the card. Great use of the stamp for the inchie - I've found that quite a few bigger stamps can be used in part x

Kaz said...

Fab card Joanne, very classy.
It's sad news about CHF, let's hope somebody buys up and continues their work xx

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, very elegant. Thanks for the comment on my tag, I was not very happy with it. Enjoy your Saturday.

iriseyes said...

Joanne, this is the most gorgeous card! I recently bought a set of stamps that would lend itsef perfectly to this treatment - thank you! And the colour combination is, of course, perfect.

Di said...

Another gorgeous card Joanne. What sad news about CHF, I do hope they find a suitable buyer soon xx

tracy said...

lovely card as always joanne :)

sad about CHF though,hope they find a buyer soon!

Anonymous said...

so sad to read about CHF....

wonderful card Joanne.

Sid said...

Lovely card !!

Darlene said...

Such a sweet creation! And the inchie idea is just PERFECT! Wonderful inspiration as always!

Yes, I got the email about CHF ... it's sad but I do wish them wonderful success in their next adventure!

Katie Skiff said...

Very cute card! Great job!

So sad about CHF and hoping that it will stay open!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Joanne - love the colours and the image.
I am sure CHF will find a buyer - its certainly a fab opportunity for someone!

Jan Hennings said...

Your Mother and Child card is adorable andIlike the way you colored the background of theimage a light blue!
I hope CHF finds a buyer soon!

Marcy said...

Love the idea of re-imagining stamp images as inchies. I may have to borrow that for a CS challenge one of these months. Thank you for the inspiration!

I like the way you set your inchie image on a wide frame with the narrow contrasting mats - very pretty layout!

danemi1 said...

so sweet!!!

Gez Butterworth said...

Super cards. Love the colours you have chosen. Sorry for being a bad blogging friend. :(
I've had a lovely catch up.xx