Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vintage Amour


I really LOVE this card.  It has taken me a while to get this card posted simply because I enjoyed looking at this beauty on my desk for a while.  Now that I think about how I came up with this card, it seems a little funny.  I had been playing with my new stamps that day and I experimented with all these elements.  I knew I wanted to use the Newsprint DSP so I cut some of that up. I had seen people stamp images right on the DSP so I tried that too.  Then I remembered a technique I used to love doing: antiquing (or sponging). I loved it so much that all my projects had some sort of antiquing done to it which is why I had to stop using it for a while.  I sponged the edge of the 'Amour' sentiment and tapped the same sponge on to the Eiffel tower image.  Once that was done, I had to come up with a card base.  What is a card without a base, right?  So I stamped Crumb cake ink on to crumb cake card stock.  I then punched some Cherry Cobbler card stock using the Scallop Trim Border punch. I literally tied all the pieces together with a big black ribbon.  I really LOVE how this all came together.  It was a hodgepodge mess when I was creating it but it came out to be SUCH A BEAUTY!! 

Have I said I love this card??  

Thanks for stopping by!  

Happy stampin'! 

Stamps: Artistic Etchings
Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla cardstock, Newsprint DSP
Accessories: Cutter Kit, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Stamping Sponges, Snail, Corner Rounder Punch, Basic Black Satin Ribbon

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Poppy Elements

Starting off September on a good note.  Here's a pretty card for your viewing pleasure (or to CASE, whichever works for you).  I know there is a whole bunch of super cool and super yummy new stampsets in the new catalog that I could have used but I just LOVE this stamp set.  Its so simple to use.  At first, I thought that the big stamp was going to be daunting but its really such a breeze.  It has become my 'go-to' stamp set so far.  It totally makes a quick beautiful card in a hurry. 

For this card, I stamped the image in Early Espresso on Whisper White card stock and then colored in the flowers with Poppy Parade and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.  Don't the names of the new colors all sounds so yummy?  I then lined the inside of the card with Pear Pizzazz card stock and tied some Real Red Satin Ribbon on the top to finish it off. 

Its a simple card for any occasion. I just love how it all came together. 

Stamps: Elements of Style
Ink: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz cardstock
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Real Red Satin Ribbon