Thursday, April 22, 2010

Stamped Strips

. . . of cardstock can make any kind of card.  In this case, a soft friendly one.  This card has been inside my head ever since I saw a similar one by Michelle Wooderson a while back.

If you decide to try a card like this, I recommend starting with a color palette.  I purposely chose the Angel Pink ink by Memento because I knew I had the PTI Sweet Blush ribbon and the two matched and I LOVE this shade of pink.  From there, I went with Kraft (the Memento Desert Sand ink works well) and green (Memento Pear Tart). 


Since I had soft colors, I selected "friendly" images.  You need small images to stamp them close together or there is too much empty space on your strips.  Or use background stamps. Or save a WHOLE bunch of time and use patterned paper (although I really enjoyed slowing down and making this with stamps).

I took a few photos along the way, mainly for new stampers and because I just felt like it.


And here are the photos I took as I was making the card (3 "quarter" sheets means 3 pieces of 4.25" x 5.5" of cardstock.  In this case, I used PTI Cream, the Memento inks as shown and small images from Waltzingmouse sets Sweetheart (the heart), Irish Blessings (shamrocks) and the hugely popular Very Vintage Christmas (scrolly things):



The dotted frame is from Waltzingmouse Very Vintage Labels 4.  I cut out each of the dotted frames as you can see on my block.  The sentiment is from Sweethearts. 

Mood When Done = Happy

8 comments:

  1. Very sweet and lovely, Joan ~ how nice of you to show it step-by-step. I love the softness of it.

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  2. Beautiful, Joan! I plan on having a marathon stamping weekend to justify all of my latest purchases, and I'll be CASEing this design and ruffled ribbon, for sure.

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  3. Oh gosh, this is just so gorgeous. Great tut, too. I love how you photographed the card. Beautiful. Very professional looking.

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  4. Very pretty, Love the soft pink and the ribbon is lush! Pauline x

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  5. Love the step by step! This is an amazing card!

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  6. Step by step + assembly line = four cards!
    make your own background paper + WMS stamps = very versatile! Spellbinders + ribbon ruffle = embellishments! Put it all together and you get an amazing looking card x four!

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