Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Smoky Slate and the Eastern Elegance Suite

Wasn't the Stampin' Addict New Color Blog Hop fabulous?  So many fun new things to go along with the wonderful new colors.  If you missed it, the hop stops should all be deep linked together so you can still follow it along and see it all.

I promised today to share details on  one of my cards and also show you a bonus Smoky Slate project.  Both of these cards are from the Eastern Elegance Suite which includes among other things, the Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper, the Beautifully Baroque Bundle and the Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim.

Colors: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate.  Stamps: Lovely Label.  Big Shot: Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.  Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly, Modern Label, Artisan Label.  Accessories: Smoky Slate Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Jewels, and Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper.
 For the background layer on this card, I ran the Smoky Slate Card Stock through my Big Shot with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.  Then I took a sponge and went over it with Smoky Slate Ink to make the texture really pop.  I also inked the edges of the Crushed Curry Card Base and the butterfly and the Modern Label punchy. A couple of Rhinestones round out the elegant feeling on this card.

Colors: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray.  Stamps: Beautifully Baroque, Dictionary Background, Mosaic Madness and Sweet Essentials. Accessories: Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Basic Jewel Rhinestone
Here is another wedding card featuring Smoky Slate and the Eastern Elegance Suite.  But I have also included the new Dictionary Background Stamp. I love this stamp.  It's just perfect for adding a little interest to your card.  If you were a fan of the First Edition Designer Series Paper we used to have, then you will love this stamp too.  Then I stamped the Beautifully Baroque stamp over that in Coastal Cabana, one of our new In Colors.  I added a border from the Mosaic Madness stamp in Basic Gray to it as well.  Notice the new ruffle stretch trim on the side?  This stuff is so yummy!  I love it!

On Friday, I will be sharing the details of the box I made for the blog hop.  I will see you then!


Yapha said...

These are both spectacular! Thanks for the closer look!

Tanya Boser said...

Loved the yellow card the other day, love the Coastal Cabana one with the yummy stretch ribbon today! I feel another order coming on, darn it!

Tina Adams said...

Both cards are great. I especially love the gray and yellow together. I wasn't sure I liked the Curry color, but I do now.

Adriana Benitez said...

They are both gorgeous cards. Love the color combinations, especially the slate and curry.