Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Always Stamp Camp Card

Inspiration comes from many places, but this time it's thanks to Nancy Riley, my blogging friend in AZ, for this card. I'm putting together the cards that we'll be making at the Always Stamp Camp next week, and I wanted to do something different. Nancy posted this a day or two ago, and it confirmed that I do want to get a package of our designer paper called Jersey Shore.

The color palette is Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, and Pumpkin Pie. Since I liked what I saw Nancy do, I thought I'd give it a try, even though I don't have the DP.

The card size is different than the norm--4.25" square. Since I had to create the background, I used the heart image from the set, since I think having hearts in the background of a card with the phrase "always on my mind, forever in my heart" seems logical. I also didn't have any of the candy striped ribbon (although I will by the time the camp date arrives!), so I colored a piece of .25" white grosgrain with my PP marker and created a little self-tying bow.

The medallion, for lack of a better word, that sports the "always" circle stamp has an interesting feature. The second layer is Bashful Blue and it was created by punching a scallop with the scallop punch and then repositioning it very carefully and repunching! I think it's a really cool look and will be a little "wow" for the gals attending.

The stamp-a-ma-jig was pressed into service again so that I could position those flower details just where I wanted them on the Whisper White sentiment piece.

The little piece of DP you can see is from Bali Breeze, but it will be replaced with a strip of PP that is stamped with flowers before next week. I was just too excited by the idea to wait until all the pieces/parts arrived to execute this layout.

Thanks, Nancy!


Nancy Riley said...

WOW, Jenn! Your card is FANTASTIC! I just love this color combination and you used it so very well!


(thanks for the link!)

sandra said...

it is amazing!!!