Vignettes

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

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