Friday, February 4, 2011

Bliss for Free

Now why did I title my post today, "Bliss for Free"?  Well,  the stamp set Bliss that was used for today's card was one of the free stamp sets I received when I placed a $50 order.  It is just one of the many free sets you can choose yourself during Sale-a-bration which runs until March 31st.  So let me know if I can help you get some of those great free sets too.

For today's card I started with Sahara Sand cardstock for my card base, followed by a layer of Perfect Plum and Blushing Bride.  Now these aren't colors I would normally choose myself, but today I used my Color Coach to help me come up with a different color combination.  I must admit that I often forget about Sahara Sand, but I like the way these colors go together to give this card a vintage look.  I embossed the Perfect Plum layer with the Framed Tulips embossing folder (Occasions Mini), and the Blushing Bride Oval was created by cutting the Oval with the Framed Oval Scallop Bigz Die and using only the inner oval and not the scalloped edge, and then embossing this layer with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Now that may sound like a lot of work, cutting then embossing, but it only takes seconds to run things through the Big Shot, and I always like the added dimension the embossing brings to my cards.  I also died the Vanilla Rosette with Perfect Plum ink and added it to the center of the stamped image.  To die the Rosette I just added used my Ink refill bottle  and added few drops of Perfect Plum ink.  I let it dry for a few minutes before I adhered it to the card using glue dots.  I thought it needed a bit of ribbon, but didn't want to tie anything around the oval, so I just took some Victoria Trim and added it to the corner, and used this to tie on my sentiment.

For today's cards I used the following:
Cardstock:  Sahara Sand #121043, Perfect Plum #101889, Blushing Bride #119796
Ink:  Perfect Plum #101437
Stamp Set:  Bliss #121851 wood or #123217 clear (Sale-a-bration)
Ribbon:  Victoria Crochet Trim #11848, Linen Thread #104199
Punch:  Word Window #119857
Accessories:  Glue Dots #103683, Color Coach #121610, Big Shot #113439, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder #121809 (Occasions Mini), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120175, Oval Scallop Frame Bigz Die #114521, Crop-a-Dile #108362
Embellishment:  Vanilla Rosette #118774 (Occasions Mini)

1 comment:

Davina Allgrim said...

love all the textures. Following through SC. Davina
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