Sunday, January 23, 2011
Front of Gold and Black Card
(It's funny, I have to lean back from my computer to see the black. For some reason it looks gray when I am close to computer screen.)
Inside Gold and Black Card
This card completed in Pastel
First, I want to thank all you for the wonderful comments on my post yesterday. I have really enjoyed reading all of them. It makes me feel good to know you enjoy my work.
Joan and I both have been wanting a beautiful heart stamp to work with. She found the two beautiful stamps used on these cards (the heart and verse) from Penny Black stamps. The name of the heart stamp is "Love is the Message". The name of the greeting, used inside, is "Dreams Come True". Joan has both these stamps in stock.
Today I wanted to show you how different one stamp can look. The first card was created using black and gold. The card stock used for the card is ivory cut 5.5 inches square. The border was created using gold card stock and the new Martha Stewart "Double Arches" punches. Isn't it a beautiful frame. The image was stamped, on black card stock, with VersaMark ink and gold embossed. The punched frame was backed with black card stock. I wanted the design to be the focal point so did not add a lot of embellishment -- only a black rhinestone on each corner. The image on the inside of the card is from the Studio 490, Wendy Vecchi, "Botanical Art" set. Both the design and the pretty greeting were black embossed. I used the same punch as used on the front for just a border along the bottom.
The second card is very pastel. I used a piece of ColorBok "Pearlescent Paper" for the background. Using my ScorPal, I scored two lines around all the edges. The heart image was stamped twice on white card stock. One was cut out with the largest Nestability "Lacey Square" die. It was embossed with the Dotted Swiss embossing folder. The heart was cut out of the second image so it could be attached with dimensionals to give the card some dimension. The ink used was ColorBox "Wisteria" Chalk ink.
To add one more color to this pastel card, I made two small sizes of pink vellum flowers. I used the Martha Stewart flower punch that has three flowers on it. I am sure you are all familiar with this punch and know you can purchase it from Joan's Gardens. The flowers were attached to the design on the card with a tiny dot of glue. I pushed down in the center of each one with a stylus to be sure it attached to the card. To complete the card, I added a bow and a few lavender pearls.
Which card do you like the best?
All products used on my cards can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.