Feb 18 2011

Stamping 411 – Nature Walk

Over on Stamping 411 we have another easy sketch for you to try this week!  Isn't it FUN looking?  I can think of lots of stamp sets that this sketch would easily work.


And, I'm SO excited about my card!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the little Scallop Oval detail with the Vintage Brad!  Now…someone may have done it before, but I've never seen it, so it was a completely new idea for me!   I love it hanging off the wide 1 1/4 Stripe Ribbon, too!!!


This color combination is new for me, too.  I picked it up off the new Color Coach.  I started with a base of Pink Pirouette and added a layer of Bravo Burgundy.  On top of that is the Crumb Cake print from Elegant Soiree Designer Paper.  I used Old Olive and Bravo Burgundy Stampin' Write Markers to ink up the floral image from Stampin' Up!'s Nature Walk and stamped on Very Vanilla.  It is layered on Bravo Burgundy and then Pink Pirouette. 


I wrapped the Pretty in Pink 1 1/4 Stripe Ribbon around to the back and secured.  I stamped "it's the little things" from Stampin' Up!'s You're a Gem stamp set in Bravo Burgundy on Pink Pirouette and punched with the Large Oval Punch.  That was layered on the Scallop Oval punch.  I added a Vintage Brad to the top and then wrapped it around the ribbon and secured.  I love it!


Make sure to check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators to see what they have done this week!  I'm sure they will have some FABULOUS ideas…we really have some talented designers!

12 People have left comments on this post

Feb 18, 2011 - 08:02:13
Judy Elting said:

So very pretty!  I've never seen the brad used that way either. When the color wheel was the tool of choice, I seldom used it, but now that we have the color coach, it's one of my most used tools! Love your combination of paper and ribbon!  Thanks for your inspiration!

Feb 18, 2011 - 09:02:12
Rose Kerry said:

Sweet card, love the colors.

Feb 19, 2011 - 07:02:01
Donna said:

Sometimes  a card just comes together for us in such beauty, while other times it is a struggle to get anything to work. Well, this week your card blows it out of the water. It is perfect in everyway. Design, color and creativity. Just beautiful! shhhh I  may have to copy it! Have a good week's end!~Donna

Feb 19, 2011 - 08:02:13

Connie — this is so beautiful. I love the soft, muted colors and the fact that you angled the focal image. And that oval "droplet" off the ribbon with the brad — it looks like a piece of jewelry! So beautiful and different! Way to go, my friend! Great job! Blessings, Gretchen

Feb 19, 2011 - 02:02:40
Wanda J. said:

Beautiful card, Connie!  Just gorgeous.  TFS!

Feb 19, 2011 - 06:02:30
Kerin said:

Connie this is one beautiful card!!! I love the gathered ribbon with the tag/brad on it, I might have to borrow that idea 🙂

Feb 20, 2011 - 08:02:50

Connie, this is just wonderful!  I love the way you added the vintage brad to the sentiment… it really is the little things.. You are one talented lady!  😀 

Feb 20, 2011 - 08:02:56
Lee said:

Love the ribbon treatment Connie. It's brilliant and I'll be borrowing this for sure. Great card!!!

Feb 21, 2011 - 02:02:46
NanaConnie said:

This card is so incredibly elegant!  Perfect ribbon and the oval with the embellishment is so creative.  Love everything about this one.  TFS it.

Feb 23, 2011 - 08:02:01
Lisa Hensley said:

love how you hung the sentiment from the wide striped ribbon with the antique brad — so very beautiful!

Feb 25, 2011 - 11:02:03
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, I love how the tag hangs from the antique brad.  What a fabulous finishing touch!

Mar 5, 2011 - 07:03:13

This card is absolutely beautiful!  I definitely will have to CASE this one!  Thanks for sharing your awesome talent!