Tuesday, March 25, 2008
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!