Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Card Kit redux #2

In my continued quest to use up this stack o'card stock left from workshops past, I delved into the World of Purple. I actually had 3 cards in this one workshop that used purple - don't know what came over me that month ...

The mini-stack on the left actually became a magnet. Now you KNOW this is an old kit, because it has been a while since SU sold the magnet sheets. I am sure I have a cache of them hoarded somewhere ...ahem. The pieces are Whisper White, Mellow Moss and (I think) Perfect Plum.

The stack o'stuff on the right is a simple base of Orchid Opulence and trimmed 1/4-sheet of Very Vanilla. This was really a blank slate, ya know? But then I had A Moment and hit on the idea to combine both stacks of card stock. I allowed myself to cut a piece of Very Vanilla to the size of the Whisper White piece (which I put back in the stack) and I came up with this:

Recipe: Stamps - A Beautiful Thing, Canvas; Paper - Orchid Opulence, Perfect Plum, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla; Ink - Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant; Other - Mellow Moss and Orchid Opulence markers, retired Vintage Brads, Ribbon Originals Jersey, Horizontal Slot punch, Dimensionals.

I thought it was boring until I added that piece of ribbon. In fact, I do not like naked vanilla card stock much, but I think anything stamped on it would make it too busy. So I am learning to love it.

I stamped the Canvas background in Orchid Opulence on the Orchid Opulence card base to give it a little oomph, but most of it is covered up by the Very Vanilla layer. On the right side (kinda hidden by the way I angled the card to cut the glare) I punched a slot with the Horizontal Slot punch and tied the ribbon through it so I would not cover up the nice (and you will notice straight) image I had stamped along the edge.

Now that I have broken out the Jersey ribbon, I have decided I really like the green! It is like a soft twill - thicker than grosgrain but very easy to use! Not too bulky at all! Hmmm ... methinks I see a possible workshop card for this month. ;-)

Off to create some more!


  1. I think it turned out lovely - I love the green and purple together, good job!

  2. This is beautiful! The colors together are just gorgeous. I'm going to have to try this look.

  3. These colors are very pretty together. The ribbon is a great accent.


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