Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stampin' Celebration #44



Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope you are wearing some green.  :-)  Look at this pretty Stampin' Celebration inspiration piece!  There were a few different ideas that I had initially, but I finally went with the top right photo as my inspiration.  For some reason, it reminded me of the single stamp--Elizabeth.  It's a stamp I earned for free during Sale-A-Bration this year, but I hadn't used it yet. 


I inked up the Elizabeth stamp with Chocolate Chip craft ink and stamped on Naturals White card stock.  Then I heat embossed the image with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Next I used my blender pen to color the image with Old Olive and Blushing Bride ink.  I also wanted to incorporate a little gold (like in the inspiration photo) so I took a tooth pick and added some highlights with a little Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  

Here's a close up.  If you look very closely, you may see a hint of the Shimmer Paint--it's fairly subtle even in real life.  


I also had to use my new-to-me Eyelet Border Punch (yes it really has taken me this long to purchase it!)  After I punched the Naturals White card stock, I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink and folded it back and forth to give a little bit more of a lace effect.  I also sponged and distressed the right edge of the Naturals White layer, and tucked a small strip of Blushing Bride card stock under. 

Thanks so much for visiting today!  Make sure to head over to Stampin' Celebration to take a peek.  You can see who the Party Guest designer is this week, as well as the new inspiration piece and Design Team samples.  And please make sure to play along!  We love seeing what you create! 

Stamps:  Elizabeth, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Chocolate Chip craft ink, Old Olive, Blushing Bride
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Naturals White
Accessories:  Blender Pen, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Heat Tool, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Eyelet Border punch, sponge, cutter kit, dimensionals

16 comments:

RobbynW said...

Goodness this is so pretty! Great job for a sympathy card, I like the light colors.

The Country Rose said...

Very pretty! The soft touch of pink really sets off the card.

Barb

Hands On said...

So pretty. Love the touch of pink. Just enough!

CSB said...

love the color choice, gives the stamp a whole different look with coloring it in on different parts of the stamp. love it

Cindy said...

This is just lovely! I like the way you made the Eyelet border a ruffle - nice touch.

Shelley said...

The eyelet border is my favorite! So elegant! Love how you colored the image as well! Very nice sympathy card!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful!!! Now you made me want another stamp. lol

Yapha said...

Gorgeous! Great colors, and I love how you ruffled the eyelet punch! So pretty!

Heidi Baks said...

Great coloring!

angelswhostamp said...

The torn edge added a soft touch to it - very nice!

Lois said...

Very pretty....love the colors and layout. TFS

Jen Timko said...

This is so stunning! I love the little details like the ruffling of your border and the addition of shimmer paint. I am sure it is even more beautiful in person.

Mickey Roberts said...

Oh my gosh, this is just so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Did you use an oval punch to punch out the 'with sympathy' sentiment or hand cut it out? It looks like it and I was on the fence with getting this stamp, but I'm not sure if any of the SU! oval punches will work. TFS--Kelli D.

Allison said...

Hi Kelli--thanks for your comment! For this card I did hand cut the sentiment. The 1 3/4" by 7/8" oval punch is a very close but not exact fit with the stamp. I have seen people use that punch and then layer it with the scallop oval punch for a very nice effect with the Elizabeth stamp.

salma said...

FUN! This would be totally awesome for a kids birthday card. Hmmm...will have to make one for my nephew's birthday. Thanks for the inspiration.
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