The WT314 challenge on Splitcoast Stampers today is Miles of Smiles. What a perfect prod for me to use another of my neglected stamp sets - this time the SU! Window Dressing set. I had a sort out in my craft room at the beginning of the year and set aside some stamps to sell. I have a few sets, like this one, that I don't want to part with but I know I don't use that often. I really want to try to use my neglected stamps!
I bought a brick embossing folder at the weekend and I thought that would be ideal to partner with my window. While I was in the shop I looked for some brick coloured Core'dinations CS. What I found was too deep I thought so I chose a Cotswold sandstone type colour instead. I embossed the piece of Core'dinations CS and scuffed the embossing with fine sandpaper. I stamped the images on watercolour paper, coloured them with inks and a waterbrush and cut them out. After stamping the arched sentiment I punched it out with a 1 3/4" circle, glued it flat to the card and added green star gems. I then popped up the window image under the sentiment. I added punched grass to the bottom and popped up the kitty. I coloured this kitty the same colour as my older cat Tucker who is dark grey with white bits and has white paws and a white tipped tail. I showed him the card - he didn't seem impressed LOL!
Stamps: SU! Window Dressing set
CS: SU! Pear Pizzazz, Core'dinations Cream-n-sugar CS, watercolour paper
Ink: SU! Basic Grey, Pear Pizzazz, Bordering Blue, Blush Blossom, Regal Rose, Creamy Caramel & Chocolate Chip
Tools: Creative Expressions 'Brick' embossing folder, Martha Stewart Grass border punch, SU! 1 3/4" circle punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, waterbrush, ceramic tile
Embellishments & accessories: green star gems, 3d foam pads