Friday, September 12, 2008

Garden du Jour

Tonight I took a little break from designing cards for the stamp camp. Instead, I completed the 4th card in my Dreams du Jour/Windsor Knot series. (If any of you have studied psychology, feel free to weigh in on why I seem to be a little obsessed with this stamp/color/designer paper combination.)

To make this card I started with a chocolate chip base. I took a piece of the so saffron designer paper from the Windsor Knot assortment and finished off one edge with the scalloped edge punch. I then added a scalloped edge to a strip of old olive card stock, which I layered under the designer paper before I attached both to a piece of whisper white card stock.
The next part was the most time consuming. I used the two images in this set with flowers in them, stamped each of the images twice on whisper white card stock with chocolate chip ink, colored them with so saffron and old olive stampin' write markers and trimmed the flowers and leaves out with my paper snips before layering them over and under the old olive scalloped edge. My husband thinks this makes the flowers look like they're peeking over a picket fence. I admit, I didn't think of it that way until he said it, but now I can't see them any other way.
In the white space above the flowers I stamped three butterflies with chocolate chip ink and colored them in with my so saffron and sage shadow stampin' write markers.
As a final touch I stamped the sentiment on 5/8" old olive grosgrain in versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I then layered the old olive ribbon on a piece of double stitched chocolate chip ribbon and attached both ribbons to the card stock. Then I just attached the stamped card front to the chocolate chip card base.
Tomorrow I'll go back to stamp camp projects!

1 comment:

Stampin_Melissa said...

Love your card Diane! You're hubby is right, it does look like a fence, that is what I immediately thought when I saw it.

Now sit down and relax on my couch. Now butterflies often symbolize inner beauty and the essence of your true self. I believe you are drawing on your the beauty of your inner self to create your cards. Any you must admit, these colors and designer papers ARE gorgeous! :D