Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mojo153 Cottage Garden x 4

If you like to use sketches when you stamp, there are a lot of great ones this week. I decided I liked the Mojo Monday one the best so I made a card using it for the basic guidelines. You may notice that I left off some of the accents at the bottom. That's the best part about sketches! You can take what works best for your card and then use, change, or leave out the rest. It makes the card your personal style without having to come up with the whole idea yourself.

I hope you enjoy the card I made featuring the Stamp Set "Cottage Garden" and the matching Designer Series Paper "Sunny Garden." I'm determined to use what I have this year and not just wait for something many years down the road when it might be the perfect fit!

To get the flowers to stand out more on the Sunny Garden paper, I covered the top 3/4 with white vellum card stock. The vellum just toned down the Designer Series Paper but still allowed some of the colors and pattern to show through. I put adhesive behind the four squares so it wouldn't show through. I like the effect it created.

I made matching flowers stamped in lighter colors by inking my stamp, and then stamping it twice without reinking. This provides a perfect match when you want one color, but two different shades of it.

I used the following Stampin Up products to make this card:
Cottage Garden Stamp Set
Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait Classic Inks
Whisper White, Poppy Parade, and Early Espresso Card Stock
Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper
1/2" Stitched-Poly Poppy Parade Ribbon (say that 3 times fast!)
Square and Scallop Square Punches


Angela said...

What a cute card! I love the color combo you used. I just stumbled on your blog from Mojo Monday and had to say hi! I love wiener dogs!!! And I love all the Dachshund details you have on your page!
-Angela R.

craftystamper said...

Great idea using the vellum to tone down designer paper.
Love your interpretation of the sketch.

Dori Shelton said...

This is very pretty! The vellum is a great feature of the card. Well done!

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