Friday, July 11, 2008


Oh, have I been a bad, bad blogger! I've been working on some projects that I can't share yet, so I haven't posted anything. Yesterday I spent the day at my sister's stamping, and I did get a couple cards almost completed, but I didn't have everything along that I needed to complete them. One I finished after I got home last night and the other today.

I knew the basic layout I wanted to use for this card, but it took me a long time to figure out how to finish it. I really struggled with the right side of the card. I'm not completely happy with it, but it's ok, just a little funky. I really love this combination of colors - olive, rust and not quite navy.

The main image is made up of a couple of different stamps just overlapping. I colored them with markers, then huffed on them to moisten and stamped. I added faux piercing with not quite navy marker and rubbed my chocolate chip ink pad along the edge of both the vanilla and the rust layer under it to give the illusion of extra layers.

I stamped the sentiment in not quite navy and then used my cuttlebug and circle nestabilities to cut it out. I backed it with a scalloped circle of not quite navy. I added some white dots to the scallops and faux stitching along the edge of the circle. I popped the circles up on dimensional foam tape.

After much deliberation, I finally decided to add the 1/4" circles along the edge of the card as faux brads, and faux pierced around each one. Then I added a white dot in the center of each (although I think it would look better without that). I then coated each rust circle with crystal effects and added some swirls to fill in the blank space.

stamps: priceless (SU), in the meadow & sentiment (Lizzie Anne), wildflowers (Inkadinkadoo)
ink: really rust, old olive, not quite navy
paper: really rust, old olive, not quite navy
other: cuttlebug, circle nestabilities, white gel pen, 1/4" circle punch, crystal effects, dimensional foam tape

I'm so glad you stopped by.

1 comment:

diane (cookiestamper) said...

This is so pretty Melody!