Hi all, I've been very slack (on the stamping side of things at least) today and didn't actually finish any projects! My microwave is sparkling clean (long overdue!) and I made a really yummy dinner though, so hubby was happy! No sneak peak today as a result, but I thought I'd share this card with you. I made 20 of these as swaps for a get together of Stampin' Up! demos - and in the end I was too sick to even go! I did get to swap though, and received some wonderful cards.
I used Artfully Asian as the set for this card. The background is stamped using Old Olive ink on Old Olive card, stamping onto scrap paper once for a more tone on tone effect. The scallops are made using the Slit Punch. I used the spotlighting technique to highlight my favourite image from this set.
Spotlighting is really easy and a great way to draw attention to a certain part of your project. All you do is stamp the image twice, colour one in and punch out a circle over the part of the image you want to spotlight. Adhere it to a larger circle, then to your uncoloured image and you've finished your spotlight! Instead of leaving the base image for this one plain, I coloured it white using a Watercolour Wonder crayon and an Aqua painter. It gave it just a little more pop.
The Soft Sky, Old Olive and Basic Gray layers are sponged in the same colours. That's a piece of gorgeous Rose Red Prints paper for the red layer, and I pierced a border around the main image. The wee tab at the top is made using the Word Window punch and is finished off with a Silver brad. I just love the sentiment that comes with this set, it's a lovely thought.
Hope you like this card, I promise to try and get something new created for you tomorrow!
Stamp Set: Artfully Asian
Ink: Basic Gray, Old Olive, Soft Sky
Card stock: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Basic Gray, Rose Red
Paper: Designer Series Prints in Rose Red
Punches: Word Window, 1 3/8” Circle,1 1/4” Circle, Slit, 1/4” Circle, 1/16” Handheld
Accessories: Watercolour Wonder Crayons, Aqua painter, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Silver Brads, Sponge Daubers, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!