Tuesday, February 16, 2010

No Patterned Paper-- and how I made this card :)

Well, the challenge today at DCRU DT BLOG is no patterned paper! Well, Just because I can use PP doesn't mean I can't give cardstock the look of it :) (I do bend rules, I know :) The cardstock we used today is from Prism Papers, available at DCRU.
Supplies Used :
Cardstock: (Prism Papers) Stamps: Fun -(American Crafts) Tools- CuttleBug & Embossing Folders (Provo Craft) Ink: Lovely Lilac (Stampin Up) Pearls: Opaline (Basic Grey) Other: Ribbon

Instructions:
Cut cardstock to size and fold. Stamp floral print onto base in a random pattern. Cut another piece of cardstock to layer on top, emboss, and round the corners. Using those measurements cut three strips of cardstock and emboss in a contrasting embossing folder. Ink all embossed pices by rubbing your stamp pad ver them lightly. Then, wrap your ribbon around, twisting in the front, and tie into a bow. Now, adhere entire piece to the card. Stamp frame onto a scrap piece of cardstock and using a darker shade of ink stamp your sentiment. Cut out your sentiment and use an adhesive that lifts, add to the card. Add half pearls to the ends.

Food for thought:
What a nice way to get the look you want by using stamps to make your own patterned paper and being able to match all the shades exactly.

When I started, I wasn't going for monochromatic, but it ended up there :)
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9 comments:

craft_princess said...

Looks fab! What a tough challenge!

jacque4u2c said...

You rocked this one! It looks fantastic!!!! So are you tired of snow yet????? I hear we are getting pelted again on Saturday - UGH!!!!

Amanda Profumo said...

This is awesome! You totally played by the rules and made a super fab card that LOOKS designer-paperish! Go girl!

Tricia said...

I love thinking out of the box and people who bend the rules. And purple is my most FAVE color...need my addy so you can send this gem to me?? ha ha

ArchivingAngel said...

HI Sammy Jo~ you did a fantastic job on the card. Way to go! Good luck.
Hugs,
Sonia

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

This is gorgeous Sammy Jo~ so pretty! LoVe the purple with red! I've never embossed anything before, so this stuff amazes me! xOxO

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card, Sammy Jo!! The colors and texture are fabulous!!

Crystal said...

love the card and the way you worked around not using PP! such a great monochromatic color scheme! fab job girlie! hugs!

Kandi Phillips said...

Love it! The colors are gorgeous and I love the sentiment!

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