Sunday, January 07, 2007

*Polka Dots and Paisley*

This year, the "powers that be" at Stampin' Up! sent all of their current Demonstrators (like me!) a free stamp set. This stamp set is called Polka Dots and Paisley and it will be available in the upcoming Spring Mini Catalogue.

Now, this stamp set isn't totally me. The flowers are great, but I've never used a paisley stamp in my life! But for some reason as I was stamping, I got a vision in my head of the paisley stamp in white on a red coloured ink. So I went with it.

This is the card I came up with. I started with a Whisper White Card. I took a piece of Rose Red cardstock cut 1/2" smaller than the front of the card and I randomly stamped the paisley stamp in Whisper White Craft Ink (next time I should remember I have the Opaque StazOn White... I think it would be more Opaque than this is). I made the drying time go by more quickly with my heat tool. I then took my piercing tool and poked holes on all the dots on the paisley. I wrapped a piece of cream coloured grosgrain ribbon around the red piece.

I stamped the flower from the same stamp set on a piece of white cardstock. To get the two colours on the stamp I inked the stamp with my SU! Markers in Rose Red and Garden Green. I then punched the image out using my Marvy Giga Scalloped Oval Punch. I sponged around the scallop with Garden Green ink.

I then stamped the greeting in black ink on Rose Red, layered it onto a slightly larger piece of Whisper White. I stuck everything together but thought it still needed something... enter two pieces of bling!

I don't think I have a thing for paisley, but I think this card turned out pretty good. I'm sure I'll use the set again!


Quilt Nut said...

loving that paisley stamp! if you ever think it needs a new home.... lol

Cindy Keery said...

Nice! I think paisley looks good on you.

Tracy.H said...

You do a very nice paisley. I knew you could do it ;0)

Heather said...

I love this card. Such a creative use of the set. Good job!

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