Monday, March 14, 2011

Stampin' Up! Ornate Blossom is very versatile, Christmas Card and Thank you Card

Ok, so this is another couple of cards from our craft day last week. This time, the colour combo was one I struggled a little bit with.... So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso. 
So, I clear embossed the damask pattern from Bliss on the Early Espresso cardstock, then coloured the ornate blossom with my stampin' write markers, then stamped it on to some very vanilla. I wanted to add some depth to the colours, so went over selected parts with my markers for definition. The sentiment is from Short and Sweet (one of my all time favourite sentiment sets) and is cut out using the Modern Label Punch. The ribbon is retired SU, Wild Wasabi. 
Ok, after making these cards, Kim and I sat looking at the Ornate Blossom stamp, thinking, there has to be more that we can do with this.... Kim was looking at the stamp upside down, and brilliantly noticed it looks like a pine cone.... So, we moved on to doing a Christmas card each. This one was not colour combo'd at all, just use the stamp...
I chose to use Cherry Cobbler, and Whisper White. I embossed half the White with the Polka Dots Embossing Folder, and left the other half un-embossed. The image was stamped using Cherry Cobbler, and then I glued down some loose silver glitter. The ribbon is non-su, but is a perfect match for Cherry Cobbler. The sentiment is from Snow Swirled, and I think fits perfectly. 
Check out what Kim did with the colour combinations, and this stamp set! Next time you have a stamp that doesn't seem to work, look at it from another angle, you may find something surprising...
Happy Stamping!

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