Monday, January 2, 2012

Bordering on Romance


Wasn't the Stampin' Addict Mini Occasions Blog Hop just fantastic?  So many great ideas from so many talented stampers.  If you missed it, don't worry.  Everyone's posts should be deep linked so that you can still follow it through and see everything. You can start here.  I promised today to tell you a little more detail about the first card I showed on the hop.

Colors: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, and Riding Hood Red. Stamps: Bordering on Romance and Loving Thoughts.  Big Shot: Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies and Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Punches: 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" circles.  Accessories: VersaMark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Blushing Bride 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels.
First off, a little back ground on this card.  I made it for a swap that I signed up for using Bordering on Romance.  I really struggled to use this set.  It's beautiful and I've see a lot of fabulous things done with it, but I was lacking in mojo that day and just couldn't make anything work.  So I started doing more and more things with the card, like inking the Pear Pizzazz piece of card stock and putting embossing powder over the image after I colored it.  The final touch was wrapping the satin ribbon around the circle.  That's when I could finally be done with it. 

I do LOVE this pleated satin ribbon.  It's so gorgeous and so easy to work with.  If you couldn't tell from my blog hop projects, I love using it to add a ruffle to things like I did here.  It comes in four colors: Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride and Baja Breeze.  LOVE IT!!!

And I do love that stamp with the dotted line that mimics the shape of the Edgelit and embossing folder.  And as I said on the blog hop, Loving Thoughts has been my "go to" greeting stamp set since it arrive here about a month ago.

As promised here is another card using all the same things, but a different image from Bordering on Romance for the main image:

I hope your 2012 is off to a fantastic start and that you had a wonderful Christmas season too. I took a little break here again just because I got a little overwhelmed those last few days before school got out and then we had company for a few days and I've just been enjoying my family.  Now I'm back to it!  Come back on Wednesday to see a closer look at the card box from the hop.

8 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

both are great cards - thanks for the inspiration!

Heidi Baks said...

I think you did a wonderful job! I really love the 2nd card.

Yapha said...

Such fabulous cards! I really like the clear embossing over the image on the first one -- such a great way to add a Wow!

Shelley Z said...

Both cards are so pretty. Love the Twitterpated DSP.

Katherine said...

This border stamp really brings out the details in the papers you used. I have to get my hands on some of that pleated ribbon!

Tanya Boser said...

Both cards are gorgeous! And isn't it funny how we have to keep picking at a card until IT lets us be done,lol!

Carmen said...

I loved these cards! Such a different take by just changing the image.

Mickey Roberts said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Paula, but the second one really shines.