Sunday, April 29, 2007

A really cool swap card!

Yesterday I told you all about the fabulous Stampers in Stitches meetings and the awesome swap cards I came home with. I still am not able to show you all the cards, but I really loved this card and wanted to share it with everyone and the designer, Mavis Kim, kindly gave her permission for me to post it here.

There are so many things I love about this card! It appealed to me right away and the longer I looked at it the more cool things I found. First, it uses Not Quite Navy card stock, ink and brads. This is a color I have a particular difficulty working with, and I just love the fact that I now have a super cute card to use it on. Second, I love the double coloring on the elephant -- making his ear darker really adds a great touch. Next is the paper piercing in the corners of the main image and the upper left hand corner above the not quite navy mat (this is a little hard to see in the picture). The paper piercing adds such a nice touch! Next is the very subtle crosshatch background from the Looks Like Spring set on the Ruby Red portion of the card. It's so subtle you can hardly see it int he photo, but it adds such a nice texture to this card IRL. And last, but certainly not least, is the tree-color design on the white strip created by stamping the same pattern from the Itty Bitty Backgrounds set in three different ink colors to form a fantastic confetti-like pattern.

So Mavis, you rock! I'm wild abotu this card and am definitely going to have to CASE it as soon as I get the Wild About You set!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

This IS a cool card! How funny that you have a hrd time working with NQN... I absolutely LOVE the color, but also have difficulty incorporating it. I think using it in a small amount like this is smart! And that confetti pattern is awesome! I never really liked that one particulr image from IBB because I am a bit anal and like my polka dots to be a little more uniform. IBB's polka dots are just too irregular for me. But Stamping them in this way takes care of that! Brilliant, yet again! TFS! :)