Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Monday, March 26, 2007

Spring Card Swap

I spent most of my weekend painting, but I did manage to squeeze in a little stamping time. Tonight I am going to my group meeting and we are doing a card swap with a Spring theme - Easter, Mother's Day, etc...I thought I would share the card I made.


The hardest part was choosing a stamp set! It's been a while since I used one of my favorite sets - Roses In Winter, but I also was thinking of using Petal Prints. Hmmm...decisions, decisions...so I decided to just use them both!

I used the rock 'n roll technique to create the rose. For this technique you need to ink with your lightest color first, I chose So Saffron. Next, ink the edges of the stamp by gently rocking the stamp and rolling just the edges in a darker complementary color. The darker color I chose was Regal Rose. Since Roses In Winter is a 2 step stamp set, you use 3 different stamps to create the rose. This gives it a lot of depth and shading. After I was done stamping my floral design I used the Linen background, inked in Saffron, right over the top of my design. This gives it an almost fabric-like appearance.

I planned on using my new Bluebird grosgrain ribbon with this card, but by the time I matted it and went to assemble the card, there was barely enough room for it. That is when the light bulb went off in my head! I remember seeing somewhere in my stamping travels online, where some brilliant person solved this very dilemma by using the slot punch and feeding the ribbon though the card front. I tried that and love the results!

Stamps: Floral & Linen backgrounds, Roses In Winter, Petal Prints and Fancy Flexible Phrases.
Inks: Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose & So Saffron.
Card Stock: So Saffron, Bashful Blue & Very Vanilla
Accessories: Bluebird grosgrain, Ticket Corner, Horizontal Slot & Oval punches.
It will be fun to see what the rest of the group comes up with for our swap. I'll share those cards tomorrow.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I would love to receive this card in a swap. It is gorgeous! I've been wanting that stamp set forever. You do really nice work!