Monday, February 15, 2010

You're too kind....

I am spoilt for choice with some beautiful new stamp sets at the moment! I am really enjoying using Whimsical words which is one of our Sale-a-bration sets which I received for free! So I knew I had to use this set in my entry for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge 4 which is a colour challenge. The colours are:

Which is exciting for me because I LOVE Kraft cardstock and Rose red is one of my favourite Stampin' Up colours! Woo!

Don't you just love the little More Mustard button? They are so gorgeous. I tied a little linen thread through her and adhered her with a glue dot. The ruffled ribbon was inspired by Lisa Johnston. Isn't that such a great idea? Having the stitching down the sides means you can just pull on the thread to ruffle your ribbon. So easy.
It might be a little tricky to see but for the flowers I stamped them in versamark on Sage shadow and then sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set. So they have a lovely darker tone to them and a nice sheen in real life which the photos haven't really captured.

And here is the final product. A thank you or appreciation card.

Ingredients: Cardstock: Kraft, Rose red, Sage shadow.

Ink: Versamark, Rose red

Stamps: Whimsical words, Eastern blooms

Accessories: Double stitched Rose red ribbon, Playground designer buttons (More mustard), Linen thread, Glue dots, Stampin dimensionals, Scallop circle punch and 1 3/8 circle punch.

I also want to say a big thank you to Amanda at Just Add Ink for the photography tips. It really did help me out with these photos.

Thanks for looking! Happy Stamping!!

Love, Claire


Danielle Daws said...

Hi Claire! The ribbon detail was from Lisa Johnston - - I remembered because I loved it too! I'm definitely going to try it.

This card is so sweet, the colours are balanced so well. Kraft and Rose Red are two of my favourites too.:-)

Thanks for playing!

Claire said...

Thank you Danielle! That's it! I actually thought it was you and had been scouring your blog :) Thanks for the link. And Lisa, Thank you for this great idea!

Stamping Paw Prints said...

Claire I loved this colour challenge too. I love that ribbon technique-I must try it. Those buttons are so yummy!!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

This is so pretty!

Nicole said...

This card is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Love the button and your ribbon detail. Lovely card.

Sharnee Torrents said...

Super awesome card!! Love all the little bits of detail!
SMiles SHarnee :0)

Amanda said...

Hi Claire, I love all the little bits you've put into your card. It's gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink! x Amanda