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Monday, October 29, 2007

Fun Papers

I was looking through this HUGE stack of 12" x 12" papers I seem to be collecting. Every time Michael's or JoAnn's has their papers on sale I have to buy some but I rarely use them. Well, I decided to take one out and use it!!! I made two cards with a half a sheet. This was a fun card to make. I've had the Stampin' Up! "Sidekick Sayings" set for a while now and have wanted to use it. I only put this stamp together so far!!! Only put together what you are going to use!!! LOL

This paper had a touch of what I thought looked like Groovy Guava so I used that color in the card. The smaller piece behind the stamped image is Groovy Guava with the Linen Background stamp on it. I used Chocolate Chip ink and inked off once before I put the card stock down on the stamp. I didn't want it too dark. Stamping off gave it just the right touch of color. I sponged the edges to tone it down a bit too. And I also sponged the edges of the decorative paper. Not to tone it down but to help it blend better with the layering.

I stamped the image on watercolor paper using black Staz On ink. I used a blender pen to add the color.

I could not locate my corner ticket punch so I had to fake it!!! Shhh, don't tell anyone!!! LOL And I added antique brads to the corners, they looked a bit empty. I tied on a piece of Wild Wasabi ribbon and assembled the card. After seeing this I wished I would have put the flower one together instead. I'm not sure who'd I'd give a card like that too. I'll have to think about that one for awhile.

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Denise said...

I LOVE that set. I'm having a SU workshop Friday night and have that on my list for my hostess gift. I'm not big on using DP, only because I'd rather stamp a background so like you, I buy it and never use it. But this looks great...I suppose I should give those papers a go someday soon!

Diane said...

Super cute!!! I love that set! The colors you used are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Great card! I, too, collect 12 x 12 paper from Michael's and JoAnn's and rarely use it. I'll have to get some out today and play. Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa said...

I sometimes have a hard time using the patterned papers I get at the store too so don't feel alone!

Super cute card though!

dasimonds said...

I love that stamp set too.
Beautiful Card...I really like the colors.


Anonymous said...

I really like your layout on this one. That Groovy Guava gives it just enough punch...very nice!