May 27, 2008

Style Watch - Tapestry

Here's another of the cards I've been demonstrating the last six weeks or so. I wanted to design a card using the colours and products from the Tapestry style in our new catalogue. The colours are straight from that page, and they look wonderful together. Here's the step by step:

  • Stamp the large swirl from Baroque Motifs on Very Vanilla card using River Rock ink. To get a shadow effect, I stamp lining up the corners of the card and wood mount, then stamp again in Old Olive making sure to move the stamp in from the corner a little. This is a really quick way to get a lovely shadow. You can't really go wrong with this gorgeous image!
  • Stamp the small flower randomly over the vine using Groovy Guava ink. I coloured in the middle of the flowers using a Chocolate Chip marker.
  • Round the corners of your image and a piece of River Rock card and adhere together. Tie a piece of Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon around the edge of the Very Vanilla Piece.
  • Stamp a sentiment from Wonderful Words using Chocolate Chip ink. I like to then tear the bottom of the River Rock and sponge on a little Chocolate Chip to accentuate the torn edge.
  • Adhere the entire layer to a Groovy Guava card base.
  • Make a medallion by stamping the image in Groovy Guava, inking the dotted border with a Chocolate Chip marker before stamping. Stamp the small flower once more in Chocolate Chip.
  • Cut both these pieces out, and layer together using a Rhinestone brad in the center of your flower. I've used both the circle and square brads, and they all look wonderful.
  • Attach to a Chocolate Chip Scallop Circle punch out with a Stampin' Dimensional and stick to your card.

Using the catalogue colour schemes for inspiration is a wonderful way to jump start your creativity. I also like to look through the book for layout ideas and cool embellishment tricks. It really is so much more than just a catalogue!

Happy Stampin'

Stampin' Supplies:
Baroque Motifs and Wonderful Words stamp sets.
Groovy Guava, River Rock, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla card.
River Rock, Old Olive, Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip ink.
Chocolate Chip marker.
Rhinestone Brads.
1/16" Handheld Punch.
Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon.
Scallop Circle Punch.
Sponge Dauber.
Stampin' Dimensionals.
SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


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