Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Revamped


I was just not happy with that last card, so I deleted it out of my SCS gallery. Sorry to those who liked it and wanted me to leave it there. But I did leave it here at least. I think if I had put the fold and the ribbons on top it would've been better. What say you?

This card makes me much, much happier. I used the elements from the last card and created this one. No waste! Woot! Ahhh, it feels good to be layering again. I may still try another one-layer white card, though. I'm not convinced that I can never make a card I'm pleased with. Just wasn't happy with my first attempt (I think it was my first. I've made so many cards I can't remember!).

I used Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Black cs to go along with the colors in the ribbons. And I cut out one of the dresses from one of my failed attempts at creating the previous card on Kraft cs. I stamped the SU Canvas background stamp randomly over the dress. I carried that theme onto the Chocolate Chip and Kraft cs using Basic Brown ink for the Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel for the Kraft (including on the dress). It looks kinda like tulle, doesn't it?

I popped the dress and the white area behind it with Dimensionals. I used the Mat Pack for the white border. Does anyone else have trouble keeping those holes in line? I'm still trying to get that right. I think I'm nice and straight and then I see I'm off. *sigh*

I used a bit of the ribbon to make a sash for the dress. I punched 2-1/8" holes, one on either side of the dress on the white cs and ran the ribbon through them once using a large embroidery needle. I had to add some bling to the card as it was kind of blah to me at this point; probably because of the muted colors. So I used some gem stickers I had found at Michael's, including putting one on the dress. I think it added just the right touch, don't you?

Btw, I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to arrange the 2 main Dawn Houser stamp images on the white cs. I used 2 clear sheets, each with an image stamped on it. Then I arranged them together to get the look I wanted and stamped the dress first and then the saying. That Ginger Rogers stamp stamps beautifully!

This card is a 6 x 6 size. I think that's everything. And no Cuttlebug anywhere on this one!

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: SU Canvas, Dawn Houser "My Mother's Dress" and the Ginger Rogers word stamp which has no name on it, only a number: 8357 N.

CS: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Black, White

Inks: Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black

Other: Mat pack, Plaid and polka dot ribbons, Dimensionals, Gem stickers, 1/8" hole punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

1 comment:

  1. This is stunning! Your work is so gorgeous and so inspirational! :0)

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