18 July 2007
Just Because Baroques....
Long time no post ~ ~ so sorry!! It's been quite a summer around here *sigh* I have sooo wanted to just sit down and stamp but other obligations have been calling my name. So I purposely did something recently ~ I signed up for a swap that Teresa (jtkshaw) was hosting over on SCS! Then I *had* to sit down and stamp, right? lol I signed up for three different groups. The theme of this swap was called "Style Watch Swap". It's all based on the different themes in the front of the new SU! IB&C -- In this one I signed up for 'Tapestry' -- here were her few rules:
*You must use the color scheme and at least two products from the page featuring the line you choose to complete your cards.
*Vendor products: SU Only Current, Demo quality, at least 2 layers, embelishments a must!!!
So here is what I created! I used Baroque Motifs and Define your Life Stamp sets -- two new ones that I just *had* to use! lol
I started out by stamping the little flowers on the Old Olive cardstock with Old Olive ink. Then I came in on top of that with the large pretty swirl with VersaMark and Stampin' Emobss Crystal Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it with the heat gun. Pretty huh? That took care of the background!
The define your life is stamped on the new In Color River Rock using Always Artichoke Ink and mounted on Chocolate Chip card stock.
Then -- I did some more pretty embossing!! This time using Brushed Gold Card stock and Gold Glory emobssing powder! I also mounted that image to chocolate chip card stock.
To bring it all together I thought I needed to add some new pretty ribbon too!! So for this card I used the new pretty Taffeta Ribbon in Mellow Moss and wrapped that aound the card and tied it. I then mounted the gold ornament on top of the ribbon using some stampin' dimensionals just to give it a bit more dimension.
I think that did the trick ;o)
Here is the recipe again -- all together just like on the back of the card for the recipents of Teresa's swap:
Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Define Your Life
Stampin’ Pads: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, VersaMark
Card Stock: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Brushed Gold
Accessories: Stampin’ Emboss Crystal Clear, Stampin’ Emboss Gold Glory, Taffeta Ribbon Mellow Moss, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Thanks for looking!! I'll be posting my other two submissions for this swap over the next couple of days too!!
~TFL & Enjoy~