Sunday, April 10, 2011

Stamping Club Swap

Hi everyone, today is my SU stamp club, and the members make swaps for each other. This is mine for this month. CS is Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Daffodil Delight, SU's new yellow. I like it pretty well. I wanted to die cut some butterflies out of the First Edition DP and stamp the damask design from the SAB set Bliss on it in black. But I needed another color, so I went to my trusty color coach, which suggested DD. I wouldn't have thought of it myself, but I absolutely love it! I added pearls to the butterfly and stamped the damask element on the BG as well. Another new thing for me--I used the black craft ink. Normally I am not a big pigment ink user, but my hybrid ink was not opaque enough on the DP, so I went to the craft ink. I really like it. You just have to be SUPER careful not to smudge! Either dry it with your heat tool (or emboss it) or let it sit overnight.
The sentiment is from a retired SU set. I just went and looked up the name and now I can't remember it--getting old is not for sissies! (ETA: It's called Warmest Regards.) I used the square lattice embossing folder on the DD strip. I'm very pleased with how this card turned out! Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you get some crafting time!

7 comments:

Kelly G said...

WOW - Love this card Amy. Not a colour combo I would have attempted - but it has come together so well. I also love all the textures. Thanks so much for sharing - I love the inspiration I get from your blog.

Tammy E. said...

I love this awesome color combo. Beautiful card.

Jen A said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you did the butterfly...the damask over the print is fabulous!

Angela said...

Absolutely stunning...so elegant, Amy!

Chris said...

love the colors you used here! blue and yellow-so french! very pretty!!

Sara Paschal said...

So very pretty, love it with the DD color pop;)

Banu said...

Gorgeous card Amy. I agree with Jen - the damask over print is just ab fab. I am going to CASE this card - totally in love with it.