October 6, 2009

Cincinnati Regional Swap Cards

This is one of my swap cards from the Cincinnati Regional 2009, I chose the Upsy Daisy and Razzle Dazzle stamp sets, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Really Rust card stocks, Razzleberry lemonade DSP, Dusty Durango GG ribbon, a jumbo eyelet, Texture plate kit #4. I love the Upsy Daisy stamp set and this color combination.

I had a hard time coming up with the idea for this card, I knew I wanted it to look elegant and make a statement but not to much. The stamp set Holy Family and Four the Holidays are from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog. I used Soft Suede, Black, Very Vanilla and Shimmery White card stock. Gold and black embossing powder, Very Vanilla 5/8 in GG ribbon , versamark, Bravo Burgundy ink pads and my brayer (my favorite tool right now).
To get the look on the Holy Family, I used versamark and embossed in gold embossing powder. then after inking my brayer with Bravo Burgandy classic ink, I applied the brayer to my shimmery white paper, rolling back and forth to work the ink into the shimmery white paper and the gold sparkles were shinning through. I took a tissue to remove the Bravo Burandy from the gold embossed area to make it shine more. I think I finally found my balance of soft elegance.
Thanks for looking Cindy
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Mitz said...

The Upsy Daisy card looks like wildflowers against a mountain scene-beautiful!

Bill said...

Both cards are simply beautiful. I love the colors of the "It's Good to Dream" card and how it is put together. And I agree with you, the "Peace on Earth" is a very elegant card, but still subtle—a good balance.