When I think back to the cards I made as a new stamper seven years ago, I just cringe! I actually thought I was “so cool” because not only did I stamp a flower onto a piece of cardstock, but also because I used a piece of ribbon!
Over the years I have learned more about the art of paper crafting and I have incorporated different techniques and eye-catching elements. I owe most of what I have learned to other stampers. One such stamper who really inspires me is Michelle Fischer from the lovely state of Washington. One reason I really love her cards is because she uses what I like to call “little vignettes” on her creations. Instead of having one focal point, Michelle often has a few different things going on at the same time. What makes her work so magical to me is that her little vignettes all gel together to form a cohesive work of art.
Here are a couple of cards I created using vignettes. Thank you, Michelle, for inspiring me!
“Good Friend” Card One
Stamp Set: Good Friend Paper: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun and Whisper White cardstock; Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic Pad Markers: Chocolate Chip and Summer Sun Stampin’ Write Markers Ribbon: Blue Bayou 5/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Punches: Scallop Edge and Scallop Square Punches Tools: Crafter’s Tool Kit
“Good Friend” Card Two
Stamp Set: Good Friend Paper: Blue Bayou, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White cardstock; Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper Ink: Tangerine Tango Classic Pad Markers: Chocolate Chip and Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers Ribbon: Tangerine Tango 5/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Punches: Spiral Punch Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Texture Plates Kit #4, Texturz Impression Pad, Texturz Silicone Rubber
“Unforgettable Friend” Card
Stamp Set: Happy Heart Day Paper: Kiwi Kiss and Real Red cardstock; Watercolor Paper; Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series Paper Ink: Black Staz-On Ink Pad Ribbon: Real Red 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon Accessories: Vintage Brads; Watercolor Wonder Crayons; Aqua Painter Punches: Ticket Corner Punch; Tag Punch and Small Tag Punch
“Flower Button” Card
Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs Paper: Basic Black, Cameo Coral, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White cardstock; Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, and Pink Pirouette Classic Pads Markers: Old Olive and Rose Red Stampin’ Write Markers Ribbon: Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon Accessories: Button Latte Designer Buttons Punches: Scallop Edge Punch Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Sizzix ™ Scallop Circle #2 Die, Coluzzle® Cutting System; Crafter’s Tool Kit