Sep 07 2012
I like colour on my cards and making this totally neutral card was a little outside of my comfort zone. I knew that I wanted to highlight the Crochet Trim and that adding a lot of colour to this card might distract from it.
I decided to use Early Espresso, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla as the colour scheme. The Very Vintage wheel was stamped in Early Espresso ink and used as the main stamped image on the card. In keeping with the vintage theme I decided to add Antique Brads as well.
To help the Crochet Trim stand out a bit more, I layered it on top of the new 7/8" Cotton Ribbon from the Holiday 2012 catalogue. I decided not to add a greeting to the front of this card making it a true "All Occasion" card.
The last step was to add the Crochet Trim Rosette layered onto Sahara Sand card stock with an Antique Brad in the center.
I have another two Jumbo Sticky Round samples to share yet. Watch for them next week!
I cut out the middle flower from the Floral Frames framelits and rolled up the petals a bit.I also added a bit of Early Espresso ink to the edges to help the flower stand out more.
Stamps: Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel (117693)
Inks: Early Espresso (126974)
Paper: Early Espresso (119686), Sahara Sand (121043), Very Vanillla (101650)
Big Shot: Floral Frames Framelits (127012)
Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, $10.50, 117693
This is definitely the wheel I use the most especially on cards I want to have an antique-y, vintage-y look.
If I am stamping a card or anything shorter then 7" (once around the wheel), I find it easiest to ink up the wheel on an ink pad rather than using the wheel cartridges. Just roll the wheel over the ink pad a few times and you are good to go.
Remember to re-ink with every image.
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