Hello!! Welcome to my first blog!! Blogging is new to me, and honestly I’ve been intimidated by the thought of blogging, so I have held off.....until now! I love to craft, and I want to share what I love with you, so here I am! I love all facets of paper crafting. I mostly create cards and scrapbook, and I will also throw in some other projects as I see something I want to try. Some projects are successful, some not so much, and that’s okay! I love learning as I go! Some of my projects are easier to do than others, so I hope you will learn something new from time to time. I also hope I learn from you too, so please comment! I will also post any craft sales that I find out about, so visit often! So please join me in my journey through the crazy world of paper crafting and I hope I inspire you to craft along with me! Happy Crafting! ~Sammi
So for my first card blog, I created this beautiful, elegant slimline card using the Slimline Poinsettia stamp set from Colorado Craft Company, paired up with Winter Blessings from Unity Stamp Company. I love both of these stamp companies and these two stamp sets pair up beautifully! I used Antique Gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp for embossing and I fussy cut the poinsettias and popped them up with foam tape. I don’t particularly like fussy cutting, but this image was easy to fussy cut. Before popping up the poinsettias, I embossed the pine branches under where the poinsettias would go making sure the branches peek from underneath. I then used some foil paper that I had in my stash and stamped with Stazon ink the sentiment from the Slimline Poinsettia stamp set. I used Blackberry Bliss cardstock from Stampin’ Up! and some black bling to tie it all together. The card base is 110lb black cardstock and I used the same foil paper as a mat. I was going for elegant and sophisticated and I love the results! What do you think?