Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, January 12, 2007

Carte Postale

I've had the Carte Postale set from the Winter mini catalog since before Christmas, but haven't had a chance to use it much. I think it's very elegant and with all the flourishes it will be nice for creating heirloom scrapbook pages. For these cards I used some different colors than I normally gravitate towards, and I'm glad I did because I love the results! I created the card with the bird first and I liked the soft distressed look so much that I created another using the same sets and colors.

In addition to Carte Postale, I also used the French Script & Linen background stamps. The colors I chose were Sage Shadow, Blush Blossom (I don't think I've ever created anything with this color until now) and Close to Cocoa. I used Basic Brown & Sage Shadow ink. After stamping my images, I went back and sponged on some brown along the edges of the card stock to make it look aged. I finished off the first card with some Caramel gingham ribbon and sage & blush eyelets. I also got a bit carried away with my new toy- the ticket corner punch. I probably should have left my first layer without the corners punched. The second card was embellished with a single copper brad. Both have room to add my greeting at a later time.

I think I will be using this color combo again in the future!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the color combo.