Use Your Words Stamp Off Friday

Use Your Words Stamp Off Friday

Welcome to another Stamp Off Friday! This week, our challenge is to “Use Your Words.” Words take the spotlight this week.

When I was thinking about this blog post, I found this quote: “Good words are worth much, and cost little.” -George Herbert

After reading that, I decided to go with a “thankful” post. Because being thankful is a year-long thing, not just for Thanksgiving, right?

But still, it’s kind of a Thanksgiving post. As always, I didn’t choose a “traditional” color theme. I don’t usually go with pink, red, and white for Valentine’s Day. I shy away from red and green for Christmas. So for Thanksgiving, did I choose a fall color palette? Of course not. I went for the blues.

I used the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) for this card. It was supposed to be an “eclipse” card. You die-cut images or words from the paper, then add it back in with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Susan always says she isn’t good at vintage cards. Jackie is amazing at everything. My downfalls are “clean and simple” and eclipse cards. Apparently, I am horrible at eclipse cards, because when I tried to make this an eclipse card, the eclipse part was pretty invisible. So I changed the card a bit.

Here are the details.

I die-cut the letters G-I-V-E from the blue monochromatic design of the Flowers for Every Season DSP using the Playful Alphabet Dies. I also die-cut the word thanks from Night of Navy Cardstock.

I layered the 3-3/4″ x 5″ layer of DSP to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Night of Navy Cardstock layer. Then I added the “thanks” to the card. I needed a little glitz, so I added a die-cut from the Forever Flourishing Dies in Silver Foil. Hmmmm. Not enough. I die-cut another image from the Forever Fourishing Dies using the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. Almost there. A few Basic Rhinestone Jewels completed the card. I added the DSP and Night of Navy layers to a Balmy Blue Cardstock card base.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

So right now I’m flying blind, because WordPress just updated the program to make it “easier.” (For my Princess Bride Fan Friends: You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means.) UGH! This is going to take some time to get used to. But while I’m trying to figure out how to use the update, please check out Susan’s and Jackie’s blogs today. I know they will have amazing projects to show you!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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8 Responses to Use Your Words Stamp Off Friday

  1. Peggy Carper says:



  2. Jackie says:

    Buffy, I love that quote and your card. Such pretty colors, depth and shine. I love the silver and blue together


  3. Susan Horr says:

    I love using non traditional Christmas colors. I am sorry about your blog. Computers and stuff are so annoying at times!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. debsmart says:

    Beautiful colours! I feel your pain about ‘new, improved, easier’ – it’s never ‘as advertised’! 😛

    Liked by 1 person

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