Monday, April 28, 2008

Wonderful Stitched Exotics

I'm feeling guilty about how long it's been since I've shown you a card! ...but I've not been slacking, honest! I had that coaster workshop on Thursday night, then I had a whopping 13 girls over here for Girls Club on Saturday (can't show you what we made until after Mother's Day!), and I'm having another ten or so ladies over again tonight for more coasters... whew!

In any case, I whipped this up just now hoping it would hold you over until I could focus on card making once again:

Whenever I need a quick card, I like to use a solid image stamp set and get wild with some colors. Then, to tone it down, I place a piece of Vellum Cardstock over the top. That's exactly what I did here... the colors are Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, and Summer Sun... these were taken directly from the Color Coach, except I used the celery instead of Sage Shadow so I could use some matching Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon. The stamp set is, of course, Stitched Exotics, along with Wonderful Favorites. I also added some of the new beautiful Silver Hodgepodge Hardware for accents. If you like this look, take a look at this post and this post for more examples.

Some good news to share... Stampin' Up! has announced that they are extending the dates for the current Occasions Mini Catalog! You can now purchase products in this brochure through June 30th! ...and since they are all die-cut, this is a wonderful place to shop!

Oh, and one last reminder... the Free Wheelin' promotion ends in just a couple of days! Remember that the wonderful Pun Fun stamp set is a part of this promotion... and if you didn't join me through my Week of Pun Fun (shame on you!)... check out my posts from April 13th through the 19th, and then the 23rd. Be sure to get your order to me no later than April 30th.


Jess said...

Michele, this is a gorgeous card! I love your explanation of how you came up with it. I will have to try a similar layout. By the way, your posts on Pun Fun DID make me buy it... I had lots of fun this past weekend with it, and posted a few on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card and I love the vellum idea. I never work with vellum but I always love how it looks. Go figure that one

Tiffany said...

This card is just awesome!! I love the bright colors and adding the vellum to the card!!! TFS!

Karen said...

oh wow - this is a gorgeous card Michelle!! I think I will get out my vellum and create something similar! I always forget I have vellum in my collection! lol