Friday, October 8, 2010

Day of Gratitude with Cajun Craze Ribbon???

For attending Regionals in Baltimore, all Stampin' Up! demonstrators received the beautiful Stamp Set Day of Gratitude.  It is from the Holiday Mini Catalog and is perfect for making your fall cards.

For today's card I started with a base of Cajun Craze cardstock, and layered it with a Square Lattice embossed piece of Very Vanilla.  I didn't want just one color on my large flower so I took four different inks and stamped a little of each color all around the image.  I then took my sponge daubers and using the same four inks I went around the image where it needed a little more color.   To add a little more dimension, I also ran this image through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder. After cutting the flower out I added a medium pearl to accent the middle.  The sentiment was punched with the new Decorative Label punch and Cajun Craze ink was sponged around the edges.  I wanted to add a layer or ribbon, but Stampin' Up! doesn't carry ribbon in Cajun Craze so I made my own!  I took some Whisper White 5/8" Grosgrain and opened my Cajun Craze ink pad.  I held onto one end and ran it across my ink pad several times to get the color to bleed onto the white ribbon.  As I ran it across the ink pad I held it down using a Stampin' Sponge.  Now I have my own Cajun Craze ribbon!   So - it just goes to show that you can have ribbon in so many more colors.  I am going to try it on my other Whisper White ribbons and let you know what one I think works best with this technique.  Check back later for the update.

For today's card I used the following:
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze #119786, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink:  Cajun Craze #119671, Cherry Cobbler 119669, Daffodil Delight #119667, Pear Pizzazz #119784
Stamp Set:  Day of Gratitude #120835 wood mount, or #121148 clear mount (Holiday Mini)
Punch:  Decorative Label #120907 (Holiday Mini)
Ribbon:  Whisper White 5/8" Grosgrain #119958 (dyed with Cajun Craze Ink)
Accessories:  Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Sponge Daubers #102892, Stamping Sponges #101610
Embellishment:  Medium sized pearl #119247, Dimensionals #104430

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