Jul 02 2010

Stamping 411 – Friends Never Fade

This was just one of those cards that took me TWICE as long to make as it should have!  It is an EASY sketch…but I was trying to force an image that just competed with the bold background paper.  Maybe I should have used only half the DSP, but that wouldn't have followed the sketch very closely.  Oh well, here is this week's Stamping 411 sketch challenge.  I think I ended up "rescuing" it by adding an additional piece of cardstock under the ribbon.



I started with the returning Baja Breeze cardstock for the base, then layered on the awesome Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper.  I added a strip of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  If you look closely, I used my Scoring Blade to run design scoring lines above and below the ribbon for some extra texture.  I created the bow from Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon and secured it in the back.


I inked up the floral image from Stampin' Up!'s Friends Never Fade stamp set in Pumpkin Pie and stamped on Whisper White, then matted on Chocolate Chip and Pear Pizzazz (I'm going to LOVE this color!).  Finally, I stamped Thank You from Thank You Kindly in Chocolate Chip on Baja Breeze and punched with the Modern Label punch. 


I hope you think I rescued it, too!  lol!  Make sure to check out the rest of the fabulous Stamping 411 Design Operators.  I know their cards will be awesome as usual!

3 People have left comments on this post

Jul 2, 2010 - 09:07:46
Patti Chesky said:

Love this Connie!  I agree with you….the extra layer under the ribbon helped keep the focus on the stamped image.  Beautiful!

Jul 3, 2010 - 05:07:31
basslady said:

this card is fabulous! great combination oft colours….great job!
xoxo silvi (germany)

Jul 5, 2010 - 05:07:14

I really love this new paper that you used!  Awesome color combination..