Archives for July 2009

Merci

This color scheme came from Stampin Up’s In Color Combination Chart, which you can view here. The base is Basic Black, layered with a Bermuda Breeze 4″ x 5.25″ panel. Along the right margin, I stamped “merci” multiple times in Black ink, then stamped it once in Melon Mambo ink on White card stock. Using the Word Window Punch, I punched out the sentiment, added a Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad and cut a V-shaped notch on the other end. I attached it to the card using dimensionals.

Across the front, I punched 7 circles with my 3/4″ Circle Punch from Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, and Melon Mambo card stock. I adhered them with glue dots to the card base.

Finally, the Eiffel Tower image from Chic Boutique was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder on Whisper White with a Kiwi Kiss mat, adhered with dimensionals.

Dresses, Dots, Buttons, & Scraps

I’m going to have to apologize in advance for posting so many cards using this Chic Boutique set. It’s just so pretty and I can’t get enough of the dress form stamp. Fortunately for everyone, I’m getting a few new sets this coming week, so I may be able to pry myself away from Chic Boutique for a couple of days at least!

This card is made from a Chocolate Chip 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ base, folded in half with a layer of Sweet Always DSP on top. I stamped the dress form onto Whisper White card stock three times in Chocolate Chip ink. Then, I stamped the image again three times onto Sweet Always DSP and Chocolate Chip DSP using Chocolate Chip ink. Next, I paper pieced the dresses onto the Whisper White, which means I cut them out from the DSP, carefully following the image line, and glued them to their corresponding place on the stamped image layer. Behind the Whisper White is a square of polka dotted Chocolate Chip DSP (all the DSP here was taken from my scrap drawer).

I have such a hard time using the buttons from Button Latte! I think it’s because I like them so much I want to hoard them. They really belonged on this card, especially due to the subject matter, so I played and played with them, finally convincing myself to glue them on–AND I used several of them at once! Some were “threaded” with thin strips of card stock and attached to the card with glue dots.

Finally, the sentiment is from Chic Boutique as well, stamped in Chocolate Chip ink.

Chic(k) Boutique

OK, that title was a cheesy joke, sorry. I like this birdcage image so much, and there is a similar one in the Decor Elements catalog as a Level 3 hostess set, free with a $500 order. Yeah right, a girl can dream!! I guess the stamp set will have to do for now. It’s called Chic Boutique and all images shown here are from the set.

First off, the card base is Rich Razzleberry card stock, layered with a panel of Crushed Curry and floral patterned DSP from Lovely Flowers. Ribbon is Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain.

I embossed the birdcage and filigree images with Versamark and Black EP on Shimmery White card stock, coloring the birdcage with In Color Markers. The “Hello” sentiment was stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink. I cut out the images with my paper snips and placed two purple Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads on either side of the filigree type image. That was adhered to the base using dimensionals.

As for the birdcage, I cut it out and punched the top with the small hole of the cropadile. Then I knotted some Silver Cord through it and looped the cord behind the Crushed Curry panel. The birdcage is adhered to the base with dimensionals.

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