Monday, July 21, 2008

Elegant Baroque Motifs

I was making some business cards to take with me to the SU! annual convention next week, and I pulled out Baroque Motifs because it's so sophisticated. To me, it communicates the professionalism I strive for in my cardmaking. When I was finished, I still had the ink pads out, so I grabbed some card stock and went to town.

I had an idea to make a border of flowers using the smallest stamp in the set. I didn't want it to turn out unevenly spaced, so I stamped it first on my grid paper to get a good idea of how many stamps were going to be placed in each direction. As you can tell, it took two tries to get the 5.5" spacing correct. Once I had it the way I wanted it, I just lined the card up parallel and stamped! Easier than the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.

Then I stamped the large swirly design in Soft Sky on Whisper White and trimmed it to the proper dimensions so that all the flowers could be seen around it. It needed a little somethin' somethin', so I pulled out a leftover piece of Close to Cocoa ribbon and fiddled a bit with it. I contemplated a saying, but decided to leave it blank for when I need it.

I am so glad this set is not retiring, as it is so dependable for a classy, contemporary, elegant card every time. Speaking of retiring, the retiring accessories list was released today, and there are certain items that are 25% off! Check out the link. Also, I'm wondering if anyone has a great idea for what to do with that empty punch tin pictured at the bottom of the page...at $3.95 each, it's something worth contemplating! Let's put our heads together and see what we can come up with. Contact me to place your order for retiring accessories or stamp sets. Aug. 10 will be here before you know it!

4 comments:

sandra said...

very elegant business card and those colors together are very classy

Lydia said...

Oh my - just stunning. Wish I was as organized as you!!

Stephanie Hargis said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! I love it! I am going to have to think on uses for the tin. Hmm.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Very classy for a business card! Wish I was going to convention, but sadly no. I hope you have a blast and will share lots on your blog!