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Saturday, April 4, 2009

April Stamp of the Month


I finally got a chance to play last night and the first set I wanted to use was the new April Stamp of the Month - Floral Vines I love this set! It's so fun and versatile! For my card I stamped the image on glossy cardstock, embossed it with white embossing powder and then sponged two different Versamagic chalk inks over the embossed design. I wasn't sure what I would end up with but I knew I wanted to use colors that tied into the Rustic Chic pattern paper I had decided to use on the card as well. I absolutely love the result! I buffed the embossed design a bit to remove excess ink which scratched the ink here and there in the background which I totally loved! It gave it a fantastic distressed look that matches the paper perfectly! I love how the image turned out so much I really didn't feel it needed much embellishments so I added a couple of copper eyelets and stamped the word "faith" right on the image. I didn't want the sentiment to take away from the overal design. I also added a few lines of stitching in White stazon to cut the contrast of the background color and add texture. What do you think? It would be a great "guy" card as well.... Hope you have a terrific weekend!!

11 comments:

Suzanne said...

Cute! I love this set.

Jennifer Carter said...

This is a pretty card Debra!

Shennsley said...

oh I love these! they're SO pretty!!!

StampinCarol said...

Great card! I just got this set and am hoping to play with it soon.

Trudy Osborn said...

This is so very pretty...and so different from anything else I have seen made with this set

inkmistress said...

Love it! The colors are great!

Christina

sassyrubberartist said...

Ohmigosh! This is beautiful. I think you perfectly pegged the distressed look of Rustic Chic.

KellyRae (who hopes that soon you'll also allow name/url commenting...lol)

Lori said...

Great layout on this card! And I love the use of the eyelets.

AngelCompanyStamper said...

WOW! Very nice.

stampin'fool said...

great card

Barb said...

This is so pretty, Debra! I love distressing, and pairing it with the Rustic Chic is perfect!

I've just ordered this set and can't wait to play :)