Thursday, March 8, 2012

XOXO

As soon as I saw Shari Carroll's velveteen stamping technique video for the Hero Arts March Contest, I knew I had to try it. Do you remember when it was a fashion faux-pas to pair up red with pink and navy with black? The same rang true for white and ivory. All those rules are now out the window. Mind you, it doesn't always work and I rarely even think of doing it but, for this card, I just had to pair up white with ivory and I love how it looks.

I started by stamping the Zig Zag background on to the central panel, then I inked up the largest dot from Many Dots with three colours of distress ink. The sentiment is from Year Round Sentiments, one of my newest favourites. The rose dies are from My Favorite Things and the leaves are from Lil' Inker Designs' acorn die set. I really loved trying out this new technique. While I was going through my Hero Arts stash, I discovered that I didn't have many solid stamps and almost no flower stamps. That is a problem that should be rectified soon. ;) My husband stopped by as I was photographing the card to say that he really likes the colours, then he freaked out after realizing that he only has two weeks to make me an anniversary card. LOL

Sources: Gina K Designs white & ivory cardstock; SU Sahara Sand cardstock; Hero Arts Zig Zag, Many Dots & Year Round Sentiments; ColorBox Frost White pigment ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw & Milled Lavender distress inks; SU Perfect Plum marker; My Favorite Things Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses; Lil' Inker Designs Acorn die; Spellbinders Nested Pennants; Felt on the Fly Ecru & Yellow Green felt; SU Basic Pearls; foam tape

32 comments:

yyam said...

Wow! I love the colour combo! Such a classy and elegant card! :)

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card and love how you used both the stamps to create this technique! The MFT flowers are lovely on this card!

Lynn said...

This is so gorgeous...I love the technique you used. I need to watch that video!

Helle said...

love this card! and thanks for sharing the stamping tip!:)

Jen W. said...

I've definitely gotta try this technique. It looks fabulous!

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty card Emily!

Cristina said...

Insanely, insanely gorgeous. Pinning immediately.

Annette said...

wow love how you did the background with chevron and stamped the lovely circles....these rolled flowers are a lovely add...this card is a winner for sure...

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful! It makes me feel happy and calm!

Chunyuan said...

Love love this card and thanks for sharing the technique.

onecraftymama said...

Your husband is hilarious :)
Congrats on the Moxie Fab shout-out at FB - I did a little happy dance to see this beauty there!

Sarah said...

Wow, Emily! What a fantastic card. I love the soft colors and the mix of white and ivory. It's so soft and subtle, even with the geometric pattern.

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous design! Love the mix of the casual zigzag with the elegant flowers.

Brenda said...

I'm giggling over the comment about hubby! I love how the white and Ivory looks on your card Emily and I think the coloured circles add that interesting touch! Such a beautiful card! (I have that MFT die but I mess up everytime I try to make those floewrs with paper! Maybe there is a trick to it?)

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is so pretty! it just jumped out at me!!

btenn said...

Gorgeous card! And yes, the colour combo is beautiful!

Tracey said...

This is a stunning card Emily! So elegant!!

Karen said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the texture.

Lindsey said...

And what about white and ivory AND grey? It doesn't seem to matter, because the colours definitely work here. Beautiful card.

Jennifer said...

So pretty, Emily. Love the little flowers and chevron print!!! (=

Angela said...

Dude. DUDE. Duuuuude. I so love this card! The colors are amazing together (yes, ivory and white make sense for once!), the technique is flawless, the flowers are stunning...gah. Must. pin. now.

Wendy ten Hove said...

Soooo pretty, Emily! Love the circles!! Pretty, pretty colors!
Hugs, Wendy

kasia c. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Emily!
The technique is awesome and I love the colours you put together.

Cathy Fongjoyo said...

So so clever!!i love ur technique!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Emily, so elegant, and what a marvellous technique! Those rolled roses are gorgeous, another die to add to my wishlist lol!

gRiSeL™ said...

OMG, Emily--this card is STUNNING!!!!!!! I LOVE the delicate, classy & elegant look and feel of it!!! Simplicity all around... This is the perfect example of the saying "Less is more"... Just WOW!!! ♥

Tiffany said...

Ack! This is really sweet! Love those beautiful roses!!

Lisa Arana said...

super stunning em. it is so elegant and classic and the colors are spot on.

Cheryl said...

So gorgeous and elegant! Thank you for the tip.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow! Such an elegant card! It's really different and creative with the colors and the layers of stamps. White and ivory still make me pause in fashion (I grew up in AZ where everything is white, beige, or cream and I'm still scarred from the experience), but I love how it looks on your card! Yes, you *need* to rectify the lack of solid and flower stamps--LOL! Maybe as an anniversary present to yourself ;)

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Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful tfs!!!