A Note from Brit

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day Five.

A. How adorable are these pillows? Jen from Tatertots and Jello made these, and they're absolutely gorgeous. This is definitely going on my project to-do list.
B. Make sure to check out Courtney's new May Arts ribbon in her Practicing Creativity Designs store. I'm in love, and yes, I placed an order last night. :) I love supporting bloggie friends! Seriously, check out her store. You won't be disappointed. This ribbon definitely rolled its way into my cart last night... yum!
C. Today's card.
This thank you card utilizes many of the same products as yesterday's card but gives off a different vibe. I love the way the Plum Pudding ink looks on the Vintage Cream cardstock. Soooo pretty.
1. Lesson learned- for super detailed background stamps like this, it's best to used your fingers to hold it very securely in place and then carefully brayer over it. This took me a few tries to get the hang of it, so I have several blurry pieces of puple lace lying around on my desk :/
2. The pearly dots are Liquid Pearls from Ranger. My tip (from Jennifer McGuire's Thinking Inking class for Two Peas) is to put a dot of the Liquid pearls where you want them, and then lightly tap the back or side of the card to smooth out the tops. I'm still working on the finesse here- these are too flat for my liking, but I think they'll do.
3. One color in two different shades + a neutral or two = the quintessential simple, elegant card.
And now it's ready for its close-up:
Goodness, that lace stamp is gorgeous. You're going to have to hold me back from using it on everything. Seriously.

Hope you enjoyed day five! See you tomorrow for some more inspiration in my blogging marathon.



1 comment:

Tracey said...

Such a gorgeous card...LOVE that lace stamp too!!