Friday, 5 February 2010

Feeling pale and interesting

Two cards today!

I've always been attracted to white-on-white, white-on-cream and soft, barely there colour schemes and some pale and interesting ideas have been chugging around my head for a while now. Here is what I've come up with:

This card uses my current favourite combination of Very Vanilla and Blush Blossom colours. I like to sponge the edges of the vanilla CS with blush blossom ink which gives a lovely vintage feel. The flowers are layered CS and vellum, punched with the SU Boho Blossoms and the scallop circle punches and secured with a cream brad. The ribbon has been wound round the card and anchored in holes made with the spiral punch. The fern is from Touch of Nature stamp set, stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. Have you seen the stitching? I got very excited about the stitching!

If you're still with me after all that, come and see the second card.

A card like this would make a good wedding or anniversary card and with snowflakes, stars, holly etc would translate well into a Christmas card. (But I don't think I need to get going on those just yet!)

This one is white-on-white with touches of cream and gold. Again I've layered vellum with the CS and used the scallop border and the spiral punches on the edges. The five tiles are 3 cm square. There's that fern again and the little leaves are from Carte Postale - I stamped them with Versamark and embossed them with gold embossing powder.

By the way I'd like to thank Joan from Paperlicious whose tip on SCS made my embossing life so much easier - she suggests putting your work on a piece of shiny CS, scored down the middle, before sprinkling it with embossing powder. When you're finished, the powder pours smoothly back into the container thanks to the shiny CS. Thanks Joan!

Hope you found my pale cards interesting.
Think I might try Natasha's sketch on clean and simple stamping tomorrow. Why not play too?

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