Sep 03 2010

Stamping 411 – Paisley Prints

Paisley Prints was one of the sets I received for free for attending Convention.  At first I wondered about it, but since I've starting using it, I find I really do like it a lot!  I have some ideas for using it, not as it is really intended!  Isn't that what is great about stamping?  Today Selene has a fun sketch for us!  I did take some liberties with the sketch to change it up a little.  My card came together pretty quickly!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators to see what they did this week!



And here is my submission:



I started with the large panel and stamped the Paisley Prints leaves with Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Poppy Parade inks…then I stamped off using Sahara Sand to fill in the empty spaces.  I used my Color Spritzer and Old Olive and Sahara Sand markers to add the speckles.  I cut up the panel into thirds and layered it on Early Espresso cardstock.  I added a panel of Old Olive behind it and wrapped the Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon around to the back.  I did a little treatment with the ribbon by gathering it in only the one area and adhering with adhesive.  I layered everything on the base card of Cajun Craze.


I stamped the Paisley Prints pumpkin with Cajun Craze on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and cut it out.  I colored the stem Early Espresso, then used a tiny sliver of Old Olive to make the curly vine.  I layered the pumpkin on a 1 3/4 punched circle of Early Espresso.  Finally, I added a Very Vanilla flower designer button that I tied with the 1/8" Taffeta Early Espresso ribbon (LOVE that 1/8 taffeta!) and tucked in a little punched jewelry tag behind the button.  The Thanks so much is from Tiny Tags stamp set.


I hope you play along with the sketch this week and upload your creation over on Stamping 411!  We love to see what you do!

7 People have left comments on this post

Sep 3, 2010 - 08:09:26

Connie, you've taken a stamp set I've struggled with and made it look so easy! This card is awesome – consider it cased! 🙂

Sep 3, 2010 - 09:09:52
Patti Chesky said:

Connie, this is lovely!  I have to admit, this stamp set isn't on my wish list, but I really like what you've done with it!  Fall is definitely on it's way!!!

Sep 4, 2010 - 12:09:51

Love this, Connie! I'm so into the fall colors and you did a fabulous job! Blessings, Gretchen

Sep 4, 2010 - 09:09:17
Lee said:

Hey Connie,
So I wasn't sure what to do with this cute set….do now!!! Love the colors you've chosen…..great card. Into my case file it goes!

Sep 5, 2010 - 03:09:06

Absolutely adorable!  I love making fall cards… i cant wait to start playing with this color scheme.. Really wonderful.

Sep 6, 2010 - 07:09:55
Kerin said:

Love the multi-colored leaves, perfect for this time of year. I really like the ribbon treatment too 🙂

Sep 8, 2010 - 12:09:26

Love it!! I have this stamp set and just do not know what to do with it!! Thanks for giving me an awesome idea!! AND that ribbon treatment is awesome!!