Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Elegant Holy Triptych

This is a trio of cards I created using my new Holy Triptych set. I knew I loved this set from the first time I saw it, but for some reason waited until now to finally purchase it. I knew if I didn't get it before the Holiday mini catalog ended, I'd be mad at myself later. (kind of like the Long Time Friend set I mentioned the other day!)


These are the first cards I've made with it so far. When photographing these I had hoped to capture the sheen of the gold embossing on the Shimmery White card stock, but it just didn't show up as pretty as they are in person. I also scanned them...but unfortunately the scan didn't do them justice either. They really are elegant looking.


I started by embossing the tag image and then adding each of the other three images to the tag with my stamp-a-ma-jig for exact placement, and embossing with the gold again. Then I water colored each image using my Stampin' Up! inks. I just love to water color on the Shimmery White card stock! It takes the ink so nicely and is easy to blend colors. Plus the shimmer just adds so much to special cards like these.


For the background, I used the Linen background stamp and the large swirl stamp from Baroque Motifs stamped in Eggplant. I think those two sets just naturally go together because of the swirl on the tag. I layered some metallic gold ribbon on top of some pretty satin eggplant ribbon and knotted it...way easier than tying a bow! Then the image is cut and mounted on brushed gold card stock and attached to the card front with pop dots. I just had enough room to fit the Merry Christmas greeting...which of course I also embossed in gold.

3 comments:

Kim Williams said...

Lynn, These are simply exquisite! I can't wait to get this stamp set, I've been putting it off but now I think I am going to place an order today! Thanks for sharing your work.

Anonymous said...

Again, just beautiful!

CV

Leslie Hanna said...

These are gorgeous!