Thursday, September 13, 2007

New Stuff!

I received my Stampin' Up! order yesterday, so I HAD to find a way to use my new stuff! I combined Yesterday's Sketch Challenge and today's Ways to Use It Challenge, and I used my new True Friend stamp set and Apple Cider paper. The card base is River Rock cardstock, and I stamped Linen in River Rock for the background. I used the designer paper and Chocolate Chip cardstock for the sketch panels. For the image panel, I first inked the medallion from True Friend in River Rock and Really Rust, misted the stamp with water, then stamped on Watercolor Paper. When it was dry, I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, then I heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I sponged the edges with Really Rust ink. I distressed all the panels with the Cutter Kit, then I used the Spiral Punch on the narrow panel. I finished the card by adding Vintage Brads and some gorgeous May Arts ribbon from Jacksonbelle Embellishments. I used the Horizontal Slot Punch to create the opening, then I tied the ribbon with Natural Hemp. The image panel is on Stampin' Dimensionals.
I can't wait to use some more of my new sets -- maybe tomorrow!! :) Thanks for visiting!
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Nancy Riley said...

WOW! This card is just stunning! How creative of you to combine the challenges! This card is really unique and eye appealing!

Dawn Easton said...

Another lovely card!!! You did awesome combining the two challenges! LOVE your center panel...I always forget about embossing but it sure makes a card pop!

Julia Stainton said...

Fabulous! Love how you combined the spiral along the smaller strip from the sketch! Beautiful rich design!

Shel9999 said...

Very pretty! Love how you used the spiral punch and tied the ribbon!