Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thinking of you.... monochromatically, that is!

I saw a card similar to this some time ago...wish I could remember where so I could give the creator credit. I have changed a number of the elements, however. I'm doing this from memory so forgive me if I'm not exact.

While the stamps used are the same and color/background image are the same, I think I changed nearly everything else. I moved the image placement, changed the ribbon, added the sentiment panel, stamped the interior and the envelope.

I hope you can get an idea of the shimmer in that gorgeous ribbon. I love ribbon!! I only had a tiny piece of this beauty from Really Reasonable Ribbon. It's beautifully sheer and embossed with a swirled pattern that has a subtle shimmer. It's so soft and ties beautifully. It came in a sample pack so I have no reference or color name but it's worth hunting for. I used Color Box Sky Blue pigment ink. Just a caution, this stays wet for awhile. I recommend using your heat gun or setting it aside to dry overnight before adhering your elements. Ask me how I know that! I "schmeared" the first background after I had dried it. I decided to add a few more elements, the side of the hand hit the wet ink and that card was history. Had to begin again. UGH!

The image panel and the sentiment are popped up on dimensionals. The brads came from a multi package purchased at Michael's.

Thanks for looking.

Blessings and Happy Stamping,
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