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Friday, May 04, 2007

Playing With the New Stuff!

I thought I'd better play with the new sets I have before they are retired too. *insert heavy sigh here!* I'm really liking this card. Probably because it has such a rich look to it. I seem to be attracted to the richer looking things. Doesn't it seem to work out that way? You're always drawn to the richer things you can't afford??? LOL

SO back to this card. I used Elegant Eggplant for the main body of the card. I added a layer of black on top of that and then the last larger layer is Perfect Plum with the "Lace" background stamp inked up with Perfect Plum. VersaMark just didn't get it to pop like the image of this I had in my mind. I used the new "Spiral Punch" on the left side of the Whisper White card stock and layered it on top of a piece of black. I wove a piece of the plum grosgrain ribbon in the holes the punch made. Leaving the holes open again took away from the richness. I added 4 black brads. I lined them up using the hole grid piece in the Mat Pack. That has to be one of the most used tools I have from Stampin' Up! It has come in handy for over half of my cards! I used the "Celebrate" stamp from the "That's Nice" set. On top of it I added the center flower from the set "Big Blooms". I stamped it in So Saffron and then took the Perfect Plum marker and colored over the small dots. The stem is done in Old Olive. It blended well with the other colors and continued to give the card that rich look I was striving for. Click on the card to get a closer view of it. It looks even richer up close!

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Stampin_Melissa said...

Ohhhh Wanda, this is rich looking and I'm loving it! I soooo want that punch! LOL!

Michelle Tweedy said...

Eggplant is one of my favorite colors. And I love the way you did the ribbon. Nice touch.

Anonymous said...

Great card!! I love the way you did the ribbon....what a great idea!! I just got that punch and haven't used it yet....what was I thinking?!!!
Debbie J.