Hello. Sorry for my absence! I have been so busy, it isn't funny. I have got to be the busiest unemployed person in the United States; and believe me there are alot of us right now. Ok, nuff said, time for a quick card. I am going to show you a card that a few of my customers will be making at a workshop this coming Saturday. I have been seeing alot of people over on the Hero Arts Blog, using Kraft card stock as the base of their card, and stamping the background in White ink. Well, I thought it had a really cool look to it, so I gave it a try.
I think we all tend do to alot of stamping on white or vanilla card stock, then layer on colors. So with these cards I was trying to not be afraid to break out of that comfort zone, doing the opposite and stamping with white ink on colors. I also wanted to choose something that could be done relatively quickly, so that the design could be repeated numerous times easily. Using the paper punches and this sale-a-bration stamp set also helps out with speed. If you scroll down, you will see close up photos of each card. If any of my workshop ladies are looking at this, we will be making either the purple or black version of this card. I am too low on Night of Navy card stock to make the
blue version. Sorry. One tip I would like to point out when stamping the background, start in the center of the card base, then stamp the edges. That seemed to give a more even pattern for the background. The ribbon accent was actually made by cutting two pieces, then tieing in a knot. I adhered it by applying snail adhesive to the flat parts of the ribbon and rubbing it down flat until you get to the edges of the card; then just cut off the excess ribbon. The punches used were Stampin Up's Scallop Square, and 5-Petal Flower. Actually, all supplies used on these cards are Stampin Up products. Here is a complete list:
Card stock: Kraft, Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Basic Gray.
Ribbon: 1/4" Grosgrain ~ Eggplant, Navy, Black.
Ink: Craft Whisper White
I love this one in the blue shades! I have got to put Navy card stock on my list to order.
This one was another step out of my comfort zone using black and gray together. I tend not to use those colors very often, especially black. However, I love Basic Gray, and I think the two together are very classy and make great masculine cards. Masculine cards seem to be a bit of a challenge for me.
Visit me again this week, because I have another card that I will be posting this week using only the colors Going Gray, Black, and White. Another great masculine looking card.
Tomorrow, however I have a card ready using some tools that my friend "the papercrafting fairy" (from a previous post) gave me. The tools are Ornare paper piercing template, piercing needle, and piercing mat. I also resurrected an old retired stamp set for this one too.