March 22, 2011

PDCC #73 & Card Patterns #107


Hi there!  I'm back to share a card for two challenges tonight.  I planned to post it tomorrow, but then I saw that the PDCC ends tonight and realized I'd better get it linked up!

I loved these colors at The Play Date Cafe as soon as I saw them!  What a gorgeous inspiration photo!  I paired up this combo with a lovely sketch at Card Patterns.




















I chose to use PTI's Plum Pudding and Summer Sunrise and SU's Rose Red.  The plum card base is debossed with the Music Score impression plate for a subtle texture.  A wide strip of rose ribbon is layered over rose cardstock, and Summer Sunrise eyelet borders peek out from underneath.

I was fortunate enough to win the new Vintage Labels 18 stamp set from Waltzingmouse a few weeks ago, so I inked it up for this card with Perfect Plum ink.  I stamped two of the labels, cut them out and layered them with foam tape.  I don't have the dies for these labels yet, but they were easy to cut out by hand!

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Plum Pudding, Summer Sunrise, white), Stampin' Up! (Rose Red)
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse (Vintage Labels 18), Papertrey Ink (Signature Series:  Dress Form)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Perfect Plum)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (eyelet border die, Music Score impression plate), We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! (Rose Red ribbon), Me & My Big Ideas (rhinestone)

Just one other tip I thought I'd share.  I've noticed that when using a clear stamp with any of Stampin' Up!'s Classic dye inks, the ink tends to bead up on the stamp and leaves an uneven impression.  A simple fix is to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the image and stamp it a second time.  You can see what a difference it makes in this before and after photo:



Thanks for stopping by, friends!  Have a good one!

23 comments:

Jean Martin said...

Ooh great tip there Christina! Wow you rocked these colors! Don't you just love that WMS label stamp?! That's my fave in the set! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

I love the layered labels, and the sweet bow topping them off! Very pretty!

Fiona said...

Hi Christina - great strong use of the colours this week - fabby bow! Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Jinny Newlin said...

GORGEOUS, Christina! Great combination of challenges, and I LOVE the layered, sentiment frames and your dry embossed card base! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Amy said...

What a great job using these colors! I like the layers you did with the label dies. Beautiful bow to finish it off!

**So excited to see/meet you this weekend! I am so glad our meeting worked with everyone's schedules!!! I've put your # in my phone and I'll text you when we arrive! :)

Marisa said...

Cool tip on the double stamping! Will have to try that sometime :) Great use of the colours and sketch.

E.T said...

Super fab card! Love it!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the layering and that is the most perfect bow! :) Thanks for the tip re: stamping twice. I've struggled with that problem and this is such a sensible solution!

~amy~ said...

such a pretty card! Love the striking colors! thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

Tracey said...

LOVE this Christine!!! Fabulous use of the PDCC colours and great tip....must get me one of those stamp-a-magigs. Thanks for joining us again at The Play Date Cafe :)

Lindsay said...

Love this Christina! Great colors and what a fun frame! Thanks soo much for playing with us at Card Patterns!

shobanarravi said...

Can it get prettier than this? *Sigh*

whoistracy said...

How fun! I love that one lone gem there and the bright colors you used. Glad you could play along with us this week on Card Patterns!

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful tip on the ink! Your card is great-Love that little gem! Such a fun pop of color and sparkle :) Happy you played along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! MY GOOOODNESS! I love this card--great deep colors--love that you showed what it looks like stamped once! I love all the layers and your combo of challenges! FAB JOB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:}

xiumaiyuki said...

Another gorgeous card with purple!! That label is just stunning and I love how you did the layering. thanks for the tip on using SU! ink.. I had a bunch and put them aside since switching over to clear stamps.

Nicki S said...

BEAUTIFUL card! So bold! That bow is P-E-R-F-E-C-T!! Great work :)

Cristina said...

Gorgeous, as always!

kasia c. said...

Love the layered labels and that little bit of bling! Beautiful!
Great tip btw, thanks. :)

Dana said...

Oh my. I love the layered labels Christina, and they way the orange-gold is peeking out sets off the entire color combo. Your bow is downright perfect.

Karen said...

How on earth did I miss this card? Christina it's just beautiful and that's a fab tip on the stamping too!

I've been having heaps of problems with SU inks and clear stamps, but just today I rubbed the stamp with that funny looking rubber that SU sells which removes glue residue ect, then I wiped the stamp clean with a baby wipe and it stamped crystal clear! Give that a try too!

Karen
x

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful take on this color combo!! I especially LOVE the way you layered the labels!!!

Linda said...

I noticed the same thing with the Stampin' UP! inks. To get a better image, I first ink my stamp with VersaMark and then my colored ink. I get a crisp image every time. Love your card!

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