Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Third swap card

This card has Jana written all over it; I used 2, yes 2, shades of purple on this card! I got the color combo from the color wheel and SU's In Color combo chart.
If this were a full card, I would start with a Lovely Lilac card base and stamp the front with Canvas using Elegant Eggplant ink. Then I would take a 4 1/4 X 2 3/4 piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock and emboss one end with the little flowers from the Flower Frenzy brass template. (Bonus: the template fits EXACTLY on the 4 1/4 end of a card!) I covered the seam with the new So Saffron polytwill ribbon. Since part of it is covered by the focal image, I cut just enough that the ends would meet in the front.
I used the oval template of the Coluzzle to cut out the white and kiwi layers. I stamped the branch image and then lined up the brass template over the image. The Empressor makes it easy to emboss without a light table! I adhered the ovals with dimensionals.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Canvas; Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant; Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Lovely Lilac, Elegant Eggplant; Accessories: Coluzzle, Empressor, Flower Frenzy CBT, So Saffron polytwill ribbon
I am flying out today to visit my mama for a week. I'm super excited to have an all-day workshop with Mama, Norma and Beth; even though they have been my customers for a long time, I have never done a workshop for them in person since I live in Minnesota and they live in Georgia. I am going to show them lots of fun stuff! Hopefully I will remember to take pictures to post when I get back. I have posts scheduled for you while I'm gone, so don't feel neglected!
Happy stamping!


Jenn D said...

This is really cute! I love the embossed flowers

Laura Brown said...

Very nice! Love the embossing.

Brenda said...

Gotta love the color wheel! This is a great color combination! Very pretty card. TFS!

Traci G said...

Great card Jana! The colors are great! Have a great time on your trip as well!!

Kathy W said...

great tip about the template fitting 4 1/4, need to pull mine out.
Have a great time on your trip