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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Pinking and greening purple patterned paper

One of the really great things about creating your own patterned paper is that you determine the colour scheme. When it was time to make a card using the Paisleyed Elegant Eggplant on Very Vanilla , I wanted to add more colours to match the sentiment that I had in mind. Just use a marker or, if you only have the ink pad, a paint brush dabbed against the ink pad to pick up some ink, to add the colour you want. For those with Stampin' Up! classic ink pads, a standard recommendation is that you press the closed lid against the ink pad to create a patch of ink into which you can dip your brush. I've added some Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink into the mix as you can see in the picture to the right.

For the card, I was very, very sneaky as I cut out the matching flower from the area covered by the matted sentiment and glued it to the top right of the card. I think it brings a little more cohesion to the elements of the card. I set the eyelets with a Crop-A-Dile (for a great tutorial, visit Alana Galagher). Embossing is through a Cuttlebug and Perfectly Paisley embossing folder. Note to self: enrol in Cuttlebuglets Anonymous.
Additional Stampin' Supplies
Certainly Celery
Pretty in Pink
Carte Postale set
Pretty in Pink
Certainly Celery Grosgrain
Earth Elements Eyelets
Very Vanilla Grosgrain


Belle said...

I love your instructions because they are so clear and easy to understand. And I will be joining you at Cuttlebuglets Anon. because I bought a cuttlebug today!

Lin Mei said...

Wooohoo! That is so exciting Belle! Was a four pack of embossing folders thrown into the deal? If so, which ones did you get? *clap happily*

Belle said...

Hi Lin Mei, Just got back from Melbourne and the first thing I did was check your site! I got the 'Collage' folders as there wasn't much choice. Can't wait to try it out this weekend!

Lin Mei said...

Welcome back, Belle! I have been checking your blog for updates but thought that Melbourne must have been keeping you busy. Collage is great - lovely for medallions and the centres of big flowers! I think it may even have been my first four pack. The A2 ones are much more versatile though, imho. Looking forward to seeing some of your creations :)