Monday, March 7, 2011

Pink and Plum Friends

I'm back to using one of my favorite sets again. The 'Friends 24/7' stamp set is one of those perfect sets as far as I'm concerned. It has a little bit of everything - a bird, floral, sentiments, and a background element. Stampin' Up! does a fab job of putting coordinating stamps together into sets that are so easy to use! For this time around, I'm using a very subtle palette of Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum and Sahara Sand. Quite an interesting mix that I don't think I've ever put together before. Guess it was about time to try it, right?

Stamps: Friends 24/7, Fabulous Phrases
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum, and Confetti White
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Big Shot with Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Wide Oval Punch, and Scallop Circle Punch, Subtles Mini Brads, Sponge quarters, Dimensionals, and Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon (retired)

Seems like my punches have been getting quite a workout lately! And yes, they're laying out all over my table again. Guess I need to get a few of them put away so I can see the table surface! But it's so handy having them sitting there so I don't have to get up every 2 minutes to get another one down from my rack. Uh, yuh, guess I'm getting a bit lazy here. Back to the card now...

Did you happen to catch the very subtle stamped background behind the floral? It's stamped in Pink Pirouette so it's very light, but it fills in the punched area very nicely. Plus it matches so well with the embossing folder. It just had to get used on that card somewhere.

Also I liked the touch of the Plum brads to accent the sentiment. Tried the pink ones, but they just got lost on there. I also tried to add an extra tie on the ribbon, but it was just too much. So this is what we're sticking with. Hope you like the idea. And thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful card! Love the way you layered the sentiment. I don't use Sahara Sand often enough!