Thursday, May 15, 2008

An Inch of Pitter Patter

Today's Ways to Use It challenge on SCS was to use Inchies on your card. An inchie is a piece of chipboard measuring 1" x 1". You stamp a small image on some cardstock, cut it out to 1"x1" and attach it to your inchie. As you can see on my card - it adds dimension to the image. You can use lots of inchies on a card in a grid pattern or 3 in a row. You can stamp an image on a 4"x4" piece of card stock and then cut it into 4 1" pieces and mount each piece on an inchie. Check out the SCS Gallery for this challenge to see all the different ways people used them. The possibilities are endless. You can purchase Inchies at Ellen Hutson's store here. They also carry them at Michaels and AC Moore as well as other webb stores.

Today I just used one inchie and made it the focal point of the card by placing it inside an embossed frame made with my scalloped square Nestability.

I stamped this sweet pair of baby girl shoes on a piece of white PapertreyInk card stock and cut it to fit and attached it to the inchie. I colored the shoes with Stampin Up markers (Pretty in Pink and Blush Blossom) and added silver stickles where there were two buttons on the toes of the shoes.

Here is a closeup side view so you can see the embossing and the depth of the Inchie as well as the stickles. Isn't this the cutest pair of baby girl shoes? I didn't realize there was such great detail on them until I stamped them.


Here you can see the sentiment I stamped inside as well as the inchie on the front.. All these stamps are part of a clear set by Scraptrends called Classic Baby.




Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will try using inchies on your cards now!


Today's quote from Poor Richard's Almanack by Ben Franklin: "Hide not your Talents, they for Use were made: What's a Sun-Dial in the Shade?"

Stamps: Scraptrends - Classic Baby Clear stamp set
Paper: White, Sweet Blush: PapertreyInk
Ink: Onyx black Versafine
Accessories: Nestability scalloped square, cuttlebug, chipboard inchie: Magenta, SU Markers: Pretty in Pink, Blush Blossom, Stickles: Diamond Ice

9 comments:

~amy~ said...

This is absolutely darling...the silver stickles adds the perfect touch!

shel9999 said...

Crisp, clean and TOTALLY adorable!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Simply stunning!

palparis said...

This is absolutely adorable!!
Elizabeth

Deb said...

This is too cute!! I haven't figured out how to emboss only with my nesties, but I have the big kick. Will have to do some research, love the look!

LeAnne said...

This is such a sweet card, I love it!
Those little shoes are darling. Great job!
LeAnne

dpkennedy said...

This is adorable Julia! Those shoes are too cute! I love the simple design!

Jewels said...

Hi there. I love the embossed detail on this card. I have not had so much sucess with that technique. YOur card ispires me to try it again. Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for your kind works ad the add. I Look forward to checking in on you as well. *smiles*

chloe said...

this is sooo gorgeous! love it!