Saturday 24 November 2012

Stampin’ Up Saturday ~ Morning Post

I love alphabet stamps for making titles on scrapbook pages and they can be used to great effect on cards as well. Not just for personalising them, although I often do that for baby cards and special birthdays, but as the focal point of the design.


These colours have become my go to combination for this year’s Christmas cards. Kraft and ivory with varying amounts of red and sometimes, as here, a touch of gold.


Still using the postage stamp punch, I’ve made another which is much quicker to mass produce. That script stamp comes in handy for so many different occasions.

For both cards:

  • Crumb Cake cardstock and ink
  • Ivory Naturals cardstock
  • Brushed Gold cardstock
  • Postage Stamp punch
  • 1” Square punch
  • Merry Minis (star) punch

With the addition of:

  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock and ink
  • Morning Post alphabet stamps
  • Lacy Brocade embossing folder
  • Cherry Cobbler tulle
  • Twine

for the first card and:

  • En Francais background stamp

for the second.

I am loving the new Scalloped Tulle Ribbon. Along with the brushed gold cardstock, it lifts a fairly simple card and turns it into something much more luxurious. A little goes a long way. You can find it on p.4 of the Autumn/Winter catalogue.

As ever you can find me here angelfishcrafts{at}gmail{dot}com if you have any questions, or leave one in the comments and I’ll get back to you, as long as you’re not a ‘no-reply’ blogger. I’ll be ordering again next week if anyone needs anything.

Have a great weekend. I’ll be back on Tuesday with more on the Flower Garden block. It’s progressing nicely.

PS If you’re wondering why Crumb Cake ink is listed for the ‘Noel’ card (although you probably aren’t!) I used it to ink the folder before embossing the cardstock. It doesn’t really show up in the photo, but gives the background more definition.


Jo said...

I can see where you've inked before embossing, it's a great effect. The cards are lovely as usual x

Karen said...

Two really lovely cards - love the inked, embossed effect xx

scrappyjacky said...

Love the effects.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards. I love that En Francais background stamp it is one of my most used stamps. I'm also loving the new Morning Post alphabet stamp you've used on the NOEL card - great for LO's too.

I haven't been brave enough to ink my embossing folders yet but your card may just have spurred me into trying and the effect is lovely.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great cards; I love how you photographed them today.

Alun said...

Another great Saturday project as always, Fi


Lisa & Alun

Lisa-Jane said...

That first card is absolutely stunning! I have Pinned it! That ribbon makes it even more wow!

Alison said...

Another lovely set of cards Fiona!
Alison xx

Alison said...

Another lovely set of cards Fiona!
Alison xx

Lorraine said...

The Noel stamps look amazing on the embossed card.

Sian said...

Really elegant Fiona - no wonder your saturday posts are gathering quite a following :)

alexa said...

I love the elegant simplicity of these ... that script stamp looks wonderful!

Kat McNally said...

What a lovely project!
How have you been since Blogtoberfest? I just wanted to let you know that I'm hosting another (albeit gentler and more introspective) blog challenge over the month of December called #reverb12. Would be so rapt if you joined us!
There's a little giveaway too. :-)
Details here:
Take care,
Kat xxx

Beverly said...

A gorgeous card, thanks for sharing that you inked before embossing, I was wondering how you got that beautiful yet subtle effect.

Ginger said...

Those are lovely Christmas cards Fiona :) I have always thought the script stamp is the perfect go to background for mass producing cards.