Sunday, 27 June 2010

A beautiful thing in suede and turquoise

Hope you're having a restful Sunday. I'm just enjoying the peace and quiet - birds singing, everything else nice and still ... before the footy begins and DH starts shouting at the tv. I keep telling him they're not paying any attention to what he's saying, but it doesn't stop him. Then again, it never stops me when I know he doesn't pay attention to what I'm saying, lol.

I'm carrying on with my mission to get inking my underused stamps and today I've combined two of them:

Stamp sets: En Francais, A Beautiful Thing
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Taken With Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval

Using Soft Suede on the En Francais background stamp, I stamped off onto some Very Vanilla card and set aside to use for another project and then stamped again onto Very Vanilla to get the softer colour used here. I tore across and sponged all the edges with more Soft Suede ink. Next I stamped the solid flower from A Beautiful Thing with Versamark onto Tempting Turquoise and using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for positioning, stamped the centre detail with Soft Suede, stamping off first each time to soften the colour again. The small wheel was then stamped between the flowers using Versamark. The edges of the Tempting Turquoise layer were sponged with Taken With Teal ink. These layers were matted direct to the front of the Soft Suede card blank. The sentiment was stamped in Tempting Turquoise on Vary Vanilla and punched with the Large Oval. A Scallop Oval was punched from Soft Suede. Both punched ovals were sponged with Soft Suede and popped up on dimensionals.

Keeping up my new resolution (for now at least) to complete the insert as I make the card, I created a border as well as stamping a sentiment inside:

Recipe (inside)
Stamp sets: Whimsical Words (sentiment), A Beautiful Thing
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise

I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to extend the little row of four flowers across the whole width.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sara xx


Heather x said...

Such a beautiful card hun, love how you have torn the paper :)
*hugs* Heather x

Laetitia said...

This is such a lovely card. It has a very summery look, with this gorgeous blue. Want to swim in a lagoon, especially in this hot weather.

AshKuku said...

Lovely card.... & that is a new method.... but I have always feared of incorporating it on my card....I don't know why???? But I feel I have to attempt one..... :-)