March 2, 2012

A Perfect Match

Are you looking for a fast way to make coordinated patterned papers?  One of my favorite methods is to use the same stamp image with the same ink color.

For this design, I selected two Penny Black colored cardstocks and then stamped both pieces with the flourish from Flowers Sweet in Habanero VersaFine ink.  A quick, instant match!  The colored cardstocks lend a vibrant contrast while the stamped pattern adds a flow of continuity. 

To soften the matted layers, all the cardstock edges were highlighted with a Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad.

The circle of flowers from Wishes was stamped in Spanish Moss VersaFine ink and heat embossed with clear powder.  Memento Markers were used for direct-to-paper coloring.

The sentiment from Gratitude was stamped in Oynx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  The design elements were then attached with dimensional foam tape. 

To finish the card, a soft application of Peanut Brittle Memento ink was added to the edges of the card base.

Happy Friday,  


Penny Black Mix & Match Cardstock: Clear Skies 10-001, Summer Sun 17-003, Storm 01-003
3M Scotch: Dimensional Foam Tape
Mark Richards: Pearl Stickers
Spellbinders: Standard Circles Large 
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Habanero VersaFine, Spanish Moss VersaFine, Peanut Brittle Memento, Delicata Golden Glitz, Memento Markers (100 Dandelion, 103 Cantaloupe, 200 Tangelo, 300 Lady Bug, 703 Pear Tart, 804 Desert Sand), Clear Embossing Powder, Jumbo Sponge Dauber