Sunday, April 20, 2008
I've been doing lots of work lately and still have about 8 projects on the horizon but tonight I just felt like playing!
I have a bunch of new stamps from The Paper Source that have been waiting for ink for almost 2 months now. (sad...I know) The one I chose tonight is called 'Bundle Of Silk' and it's just so simple and beautiful. I have this paper from a matte stack from Making Memories. It pulls together some of my favorite colors; (all SU!) Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip and Cool Caribbean ('07 retired). I sat for a long while at my table wanting to add more to the front of this card but...I LOVE the paper and I didn't want to cover it up so I left it as is. I used RR as the card base followed by the cocoa and chocolate as mattes. I was going to use the Cool Caribbean as another matte but it just didn't vibe right when I layed it out so I chose to accent the blue with the stamp (stamped in Chocolate Chip) and use my new Cricut cartridge - Mini Monograms - which has a circle scallop. I cut the circles out in 1 1/4" scallops and stamped them after they were cut. I then took my ink pad and just ran it around the outside of the scallop to give it a little more dimension.
The sentiment is simply 'thank you'. I stamped it on SU! very vanilla and matted it on a scrap of the Cool Caribbean.
I hope that everyone had a very creative weekend!