Monday, May 3, 2010

Elements of Style

The Elements of Style Stamp Set from the Summer Mini Catalog is so versatile and can be used for so many different occasions. Thanks to Linda Rodenberg for coming up with the design. I made my version of this card for my mother for Mother's Day, and since I know she doesn't go on line it was safe to post it before she will receive it. For the image, I stamped it in Basic Black Ink, and then filled in the flowers using my blender pen dipped in the ink colors listed below. The blender pens work great when you want to add more than one color to your project. They color on as light or dark as you want, and you can really blend the colors just right. Next I went over the entire image with my versa mark marker and then added clear embossing powder to it and used my heat tool to emboss the image giving it a clear, shiny look. I added my sentiment, embellished it with a bitty button, and used Dimensionals to pop it up. For the finishing touch I sponged a little bit of Rose Red Ink around the edges.
In the picture you don't get the full effect of the embossing or the sponging, but it really adds some sparkle and gives it a really polished look.

To make the card I used the following Stampin' Up products:
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Cardstock: Kraft #107070, Whisper White #106529, Rose Red #102544
Ink: Rose Red #101778, Regal Rose #105211, Pumpkin Pie #105216, Old Olive #102277
Punches: Itty Bitty Shapes #118309 (Punch Pack from the Summer Mini), Modern Label #116630
Ribbon: Whisper White Organza #114319
Accessories: Versa Mark Marker #100901, Clear Embossing Powder #109130, Heat Tool #100005, Stamping Sponge #101610, Dimensionals #104430

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