Tuesday, March 25, 2008

For You



Whatever will we do in July when we lose Soft Sky to the Stampin' Up graveyard? I shudder to think.

I wasn't quite ready to put away the Sage Shadow/Soft Sky/Basic Gray color combo from Saturday's inspiration challenge without making at least one more project. I also liked the combination of textile and swiss dots Cuttlebug folders on Sunday's card, and wanted to see if I could get a similar look using only Stampin' Up supplies. The Sage Shadow background is stamped in white craft ink using the Stitched background, and the Soft Sky background is stamped in white with the Polka Dot background. To add a little texture, I used the crop-a-dile to emboss over each dot on the Soft Sky background piece. I've found that I need to use a really light touch when doing this or it leaves small wrinkles and creases on the card stock.

I used glue dots to secure the bookplate to the background, so that I could add two decorative half pearls from the Pretties kit in place of the usual brads. The bottom flower from the Pretties kit is lightly dyed with Soft Sky using a reinker and aqua painter.

I've been doing a lot of sponging, distressing, and layering on my cards lately, so this was a welcome change of pace. I hope you enjoy!

Stamps: All Holidays, Stitched, Polka Dot
Paper: Sage Shadow, Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Gray, White craft
Accessories: corner rounder, 1/16" circle punch, gray taffeta ribbon, Crop-A-Dile, Pretties kit, aqua painter, paper piercer, Styled Silver hodgepodge hardware, paper piercer
All supplies by Stampin' Up!

13 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

this is so pretty.

Andria aka prairie mom said...

Beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Love the paper piercing inside the book plate!!

Maren said...

Such a pretty card! Love the layout and special details! We better stock up on the soft sky now!! :-)

silke said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the soft touch and the pretty hardware!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

SHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! My soft sky paper will hear you!!!!!!!
Love it.

pescbrico said...

wow you are really patient to do all that embossing :) it looks beautiful !

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a gorgeous card!!!! Love it!! That color combo is amazing!!

Sarah D said...

I have some thing for you come see my blog!!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, this is gorgeous!

Angel W said...

OOOhh and Ahhing down here in Georgia. Now I absolutely NEED to get me this Styled Silver Hodgepodge!!! I wonder if I can talk a friend into going halfs with me for it. Hmmmm.....

Joan and Amy said...

This is very pretty. Joan

Sandra Smart said...

this is really very pretty!

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