Apr 16 2010

Stamping 411 – Elements of Style


This sketch was one of the more difficult ones I've tried with Stamping 411.  Of course, when I see what the other operators have done, I'll be hitting myself on the head…duh…why didn't I think of that?  But, you know how you get something in your mind and it won't let go.  This didn't turn out how I anticipated.  It's ok…just not my favorite!  I like all the elements, just not how they came together, I guess!  lol!


I did use one of the new sets in the Summer Mini, so you are getting a sneak peek!  Stampin' Up!'s Elements of Style is a old-fashioned vintage style set, I think.  I started with a base of Kraft Cardstock, then added Bella Bleu Designer Paper over top, I distressed the edges first with my Cutter Kit, then a sponge dauber and Brocade Blue Classic Ink.  I added the Kraft print in the Bella Bleu Designer Paper to Very Vanilla cardstock and ran it thru the Big Shot with the Top Note die.  I stamped over the Top Note with Brocade Blue Classic Ink and the Rose image.  It kind of gave it a split negative technique look.  I added Vanilla Satin Ribbon behind the points of the Top Note…then a Kraft Taffeta Ribbon bow in the corner.  I tied on the greeting, Love, from Stampin' Up!'s Tiny Tags stamp set on Brocade Blue and punched with the Medium Jewelry Tag punch.


I can't wait to see what the rest of the Design Team Operators came up with over on Stamping 411!  And, I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I have a downline meeting on Sunday…should be fun!


11 People have left comments on this post

Apr 17, 2010 - 12:04:31
Lee said:

Oh Connie this is so pretty. I never thought to mix up the top note like that. I will now! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea. Love it.

Apr 17, 2010 - 08:04:29

Ohhhhhhh – I love this card! It's so elegant and soothing!

Apr 17, 2010 - 09:04:25
Kerin said:

I love the two tone background for your stamped image, beautiful!! Those colors are gorgeous together too!

Apr 17, 2010 - 10:04:16
Patti Chesky said:

Oooohh la la!  Such an elegant card!!!!  I love that dsp and how you used it so perfectly on this card!  The Top Note looks stunning with this new stamp set.  Love this!!!!

Apr 17, 2010 - 11:04:45

connie – this is beautiful!!  I love this stamp and the top note template is perfect for it!!

Apr 18, 2010 - 07:04:36

I think you did an excellent job with this sketch!!! I love this stamped image with this DSP and colors!! Great job!!

Apr 19, 2010 - 09:04:58

Great vintage card Connie!  Very elegant!

Apr 20, 2010 - 06:04:37
kris lynch said:

gorgeous card,so soft and pretty =)

Apr 20, 2010 - 10:04:12

Very pretty Connie! I am working with these colours for a 50th wedding anniversary album for my mum & dad … and am really enjoying playing with them! Love the way you have layered the Top Note piece. TFS Hugs xxx

Apr 23, 2010 - 06:04:51

Hi Connie — it's amazing, isn't it, how you have one thing in your mind and the finished card turns out completely different. I think you did a great job! And, you managed to use some of that dreaded Brocade Blue — LOL. For what it's worth, I found this to be a challenging sketch as well. But that' s why we call it a "challenge", right? Blessings, Gretchen

Apr 27, 2010 - 05:04:15
Sarah said:

I think you did an excellent job with this sketch!!! I love this stamped image with this DSP and colors!! Great job!!