Saturday, 3 May 2008

Ooh la la!


The Carte Postale stamp set and Earth Elements colour family lend themselves perfectly to the “shabby chic” look, so I demoed this card at a workshop this week.

The great thing about Carte Postale is that it co-ordinates with so many other products. There’s the Leaves à la Carte jumbo wheel (p56), the French Flair background stamp (p56) and the Le Jardin designer paper (p73).

To make this card, I started by stamping the main images on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. If I’d been on my own I’d have just guessed but, with an audience, I thought using the Stamp-a-ma-jig® would be safer, to ensure accurate results! I used the direct-to-paper technique to add some colour around the edges, then layered it on to some pieces of distressed cardstock.

I did the direct-to-paper technique on the body of the card, too, using Really Rust ink on Really Rust cardstock for a tone-on-tone effect. I also stamped the big swirly thing using Versamark® - don’t know why as I could easily have used Really Rust.

Some Old Olive ribbon and a piece of Hodgepodge Hardware® completed the card.

Stamps: Carte Postale (p57)
Cardstock: Really Rust, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Really Rust, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Versamark®
Accessories: 3/8” Grosgrain Ribbon – Old Olive, Hodgepodge Hardware® - Pewter

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6 comments:

  1. I love this card, great colors!

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  2. love this color combo, very lovely

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  3. Love this set & it looks great in earth elements!! I usually think of this set and pastels but I love your color selection. Great idea!

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  4. gorgeous - love the tone-on-tone stamping!

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  5. Yummy colors, distressing looks great!

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