Monday, 26 January 2009

An apple a day

Look! No Real Red! But an awful lot of Old Olive, and a fairly dark photo, too.

As you can see, the Summer Picnic paper is a perfect match for the Tart & Tangy stamp set – I love it when a plan comes together!

Not sure if you can see but the apple is embossed with clear embossing powder. To do this with Classic Stampin’ Pads, ink your stamp with Versamark first and then with your coloured ink. Stamp and then emboss as usual. It’s VERY important to use Versamark first, then the colour because if you do it the other way round, you’ll ruin your Versamark pad. Ask me how I know.

It’s also quite important to wrap your ribbon strips around your Pumpkin Pie cardstock before sticking it to the Designer Paper... or you’ll have to get a butter knife out to create a gap to thread the ribbon through and work really hard not to crease the paper. But don’t tell anyone I told you that.

Stamps: Tart & Tangy, Seasonal Wishes
Cardstock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Paper: Summer Picnic
Ink: Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories: clear embossing powder, ¼” Grosgrain Ribbon –Whisper White, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. No real red? That's shocking! Great card - nice layout. CC

  2. This post made me really laugh!! I am just like you-I learn AFTER I messed it all up and made life difficult. Considering your apparent difficulties the card is perfect-beautiful as always.

  3. I'm always doing that too! You can't tell though from the pic - it's a fab card! Love the colours! K xx

  4. Any chance you can share your ribbon tying tecnique? Yours look perfect and lay so nice. Please...! Love your cards and site. Suzanne

  5. Oooh, I know how you found out about the ribbon. That's how I learn too! LOL


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