Friday, February 9, 2007
Guess, what? I had time to stamp last night!!!!! I finished mounting my stamp sets while I was watching The O.C. (yes, I'm 37 and watch The O.C.) and then whipped this card out before I went to bed. I know that many people don't like Vintage Violet and complain that the ink is too dark and looks black but I really like it and decided to use it. I love this set. I love the flourishy doodles and thought they would make a nice background so I stamped it with White Craft ink on the Vintage Violet card. I stamped the focal image with Basic Black on Confetti White and then colored it in with my blender pens and Vintage Violet, Rose Red, More Mustard, and True Thyme ink pads. I distressed those edges and layered it on More Mustard and Rose Red which also have distressed edged. I used my small horizontal slot punch to punch a hole in the fold of the card to slip some ribbon through and then threaded Black Gingham through that. I tied on a little snippet of White Grosgrain and then took another piece of White Grosgrain and smooshed it into the Rose Red pad (I'm too lazy to use my reinkers to dye my ribbon but maybe one day I'll have more time to do things like that) and then I tied that on as well. I stamped giggle with Vintage Violet (and ok, it does look black!) and then attached my image with dimensionals. This is my style card--quick, easy, and simple! One day I'll have time to make more complicated cards but for now, it's the quick and easy ones for me!