Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My Favorite Things Stamps Day 2: Damask and Stitched Circles

We are on to Day 2 of the My Favorite Things December Release Countdown!!  Today includes some basics that are perfect for so many different cards.

The stamp set and coordinating die set is Mona Pendleton Designs Damask Designs.  It includes small patterns to large patterns, a border and even a couple of small damask flourishes to use with sentiments.  The circles are from the Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics and have that wonderful stitched pattern that add such a nice finished edge on die cuts.  The sentiment is from an earlier set called LJD Birthday Greetings.

Damask Celebrate

I used the circle dies to create a telescoping look for the circles.  Because the damask designs come in different sizes, I could layer them up to create this look.

Damask Celebrate close-up

As I am creating these cards throughout the Release Countdown, I also want to focus on the colors.  I mentioned yesterday that the inks and colors from My Favorite Things were fairly new to me and that I am really happy with them.  Most of the colors are different from some of the other big brands.  On this card I used Steel Blue, a very nice gray color, and Fuse Green, a unique color that can take on yellow or green characteristics depending on the color it is paired with.  I first saw this combination used by Amy Rohl on this card and have wanted to try it ever since!

My layout is from the current Seize the Sketch.

Be sure to head over to the My Favorite Things blog.  You can see what all of the other designers have done with the damask and stitched circles.  And be sure to leave  comment for a chance to win the daily prize!

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