Saturday, March 30, 2013

Starry Birthday

Ever feel like a patterned paper needs something more? Sometimes I do, and there is no rule saying you can't change it up!

I stamped a bunch of stars on a piece of polka dot paper that just was not speaking to me, and went to town! On the DSP, the red is Raspberry Ripple. It fades quite a bit on the DSP, so when I matched it up to the cardstock, it matched better with Riding Hood Red. I had forgotten how much I like that color, so I am happy it worked out this way :)

This came out feeling more Western than I intended. I was going for more of a rugged masculine card without the cowboy feel. Oh, well. It is still a nice card. I also learned that you cannot run the new longer embossing folders through the Big Shot sideways.... so my Woodgrain embossing didn't quite go to the end. So I added the Baker's Twine. That is where the Western feeling comes in I think. I made a few of these for OWH, but embossed the other direction and skipped the twine. Looks good that way too, but I never did take a picture of that version..
  • Stamps: Words of Courage (star), Memorable Moments
  • Ink: Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Raspberry Ripple
  • Paper: Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry DSP pack
  • Other: Big Shot with Woodgrain EF and Labels framelits, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer and Mat, Signo white gel pen, dimensionals
 I used the Riding Hood Red ink on the inside of the card, since the DSP wouldn't be changing the color.

5 comments:

Adriana Benitez said...

Way to alter what you have and make it work! Good idea with the baker's twine; I didn't even notice that the texture didn't go that far - looks good!

Yapha said...

I love how you jazzed up the patterned paper! Such a great card!

Kim said...

Love all the different elements that add texture.

Tina Adams said...

Very cute card. It would make a great masculine card. I am in need of those.

Paula said...

I like how you used the twine on the side and how you altered the DSP. Great masculine card.

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