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.


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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