Friday, August 22, 2008

Inspired by Nature

One of the three new Style Watches in the new Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog is the Silhouette Collection. It is described in the catalog this way: "Botanical patterns and Two-Step silhouettes define the elegant designs..." Inspired by Nature is one of the sets in the timeless style of that group, as is the Fresh Cuts with which many of you are familiar. These images are just that, silhouettes, some bold, some delicate, all both classic and contemporary.

Both of these posts today are Make-n-Takes we did at the 2008 Stampin' Up! Convention just a couple of weeks ago. The tall card on the right is a combination of Chocolate Chip and Kiwi Kiss cardstock with the sentiment from the set stamped on Naturals White. Look closely at the background of the card and you will see tall grasses; these are stamped with the large grass stamp in this set in VersaMark for a subtle background. The natural white open-end envelope was also stamped with the flower in Chocolate Chip. I think this card is so elegant.

Our second Make-n-Take with this set is a decorated gift bag. A piece of Tangerine Tango (new In Color) cardstock stamped with a background of the grasses in VersaMark then the flowers stamped in White Craft Ink forms the front. This is topped with a strip of Designer Paper in the same color. The new So Saffron 1" Polytwill Ribbon covers the "seam" and is enhanced with a flat bow. A gift tag is stamped with the sentiment and a single flower to complete the design, and it's ready to hold your gift for a special someone! This is a quick and easy way to bring a plain bag from drab to fab in no time!

Stamp set: Inspired by Nature
Inks: VersaMark; Craft White; Black, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip Classic
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip (card); Tangerine Tango, Designer Pattern (bag)
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch (new), Clip from "Clip Assortment", Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Open-end envelope (card). Gift bag, So Saffron Polytwill ribbon (bag).

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