Friday, 9 October 2009

thanks so much

I had to try out my new medallion stamp and eyelet border punch straight away... so used them both (and the new Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon and word window punch) on the same card!  Again, Earth Elements colours for the main image layers.  I've stamped on Naturals Ivory cardstock (which is a really rustic cardstock - nice and thick and a totally different effect from the much smoother Whisper White/Very Vanilla cardstocks which are designed for clean stamping).  Colours soak or "bleed" into Naturals Ivory cardstock, which gives a nice effect and is useful for watercolouring.  

The base cardstock is SU Real Red and is approximately 4" x 4.5".  I've inked the medallion with Ruby Red and Pumpkin Pie (and was going to use Ruby Red as my base cardstock, but just fancied the brighter Real Red; Ruby Red would have co-ordinated better, but Real Red is a bit brighter and livens up the card!).  The Close to Cocoa strip was cut from a sheet of 12" x 12" textured cardstock.

Can't get enough of the medallion stamp...


Elizabeth said...

Oh Elaine that is lovely. I didn't think that medallion stamp was so versatile. Now it is on my wish list. Beautiful card.

SO happy we are all on a webring, so I can visit you regularly.

JanJ said...

WOW!!! I love this card, I really didn't fancy the stamp at all, but you have totally changed my mind - your card is stunning!

Jan xx

Shaz said...

Great crad, this is my next set to use, thanks for the inspiration.

Shaz xxx

Debbie said...

A lovely card Elaine very autumny :)