Saturday, June 5, 2010

A 2nd post today

Hey, everyone. Boy, it's been a long, long time since I've done two posts in one day. But I really needed to get another card done for a class. I wanted to make the inspiration challenge on SCS work for me. I found this rug that I knew would work great to use some wrapping paper that had been on one of my birthday gifts.

I used mod podge to adhere the paper to some thin cardstock to give it a bit more stability. Then I cut it to size and embossed it with my textile embossing folder and cuttlebug.

I picked out an old PSX stamp called hybrid rose that I thought would go well with the paper. First I stamped it with brilliant blue ink on white. Oh, my, it did not match at all. OK, on to plan B - brocade blue - much better. But when I put the white against the wrapping paper -- another mismatch. Plan C - vanilla cardstock. Not perfect, but better. It helped to lightly sponge the surface with brocade blue.

I then die cut the image with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Two #4 (#1 being the smallest). In order to get a very small border, I traced around the outside of the same die on the blue paper and cut it out.

The sentiment is from SU's Vintage Labels, punched with the scallop circle punch. My EK Success 2" scallop circle punch made a perfect layer.

I added some silver cord to highlight the silver accents in the wrapping paper. I really wanted to add some small pearls, but didn't have what I wanted, but then I remembered that I had some liquid pearls, so out that came to do the job. The sentiment and main image are both popped up on dimensional tape.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope your day is blessed.

1 comment:

Starla said...

Wow, Melody! What beautiful paper to have as your inspiration! This turned out lovely