Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30, 2010

I recently purchased a necklace (shown in the picture) with colors that I thought would look great on a card. I have tried a few cards in the color scheme, but this is the best to turn out so far. I think I'll try another sometime soon. :) Any excuse.... LOL

This one I made for the Stamping 411 challenge. I didn't get around to stamping over the weekend, and was happy to get this made today! I stamped this hydrangea quite a while ago, but just never got around to getting on a card (lack of inspiration, I guess). I cut it out to use for this card. I felt it was just kinda there, so I decided to coat it in Crystal Effects and that helped just enough! To get the dual colored effect, I inked it in Marina Mist then sponged Perfect Plum onto it before stamping.

Stamping Sets: Because I Care, Watercolor Trio
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi (NQN is lightly sponged onto the Vanilla oval, and MM is sponged/swiped on the edge of the label piece and the oval)
Paper: Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Not Quite Navy textured, Very Vanilla textured and smooth
Tools: Coluzzle Cutting System, Eyelet Border punch, Big Shot, Matchbox die (label), Square Lattice Embossing Folder, paper snips!!!
Embellishments: 1/8" Taffeta ribbon Very Vanilla, Antique Brads, Crystal Effects

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  1. Ellen -- your colors are beautiful and the feel is so soft and romantic -- Great job on this sketch! thanks so much for playing with the Stamping 411 Operators! Blessings, Gretchen

  2. Very the shine on the flower! Great card!

  3. The two-tone colors you've created look gorgeous on this hydrangea, and love the crystal effects on it too! Thanks for playing along this week :)

  4. Oh this is stunning! I love that stamp! you did a fantastic job!

  5. Very nice! I love the Crystal Effects on the hydrangea! It adds so much texture to the card!

  6. Very pretty!!! Thanks for playing along with us!!

  7. Simply lovely - and I love your shopping rationale!