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Today’s project is a 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ card I created in a bit of a “Shabby Chic” style. Although my long time blog readers from www.andreawalford.com will know that this is not my usual stamping style, I felt that the Shabby Chic feel of the Basic Gray paper I used really called for this type of card. Besides, I always like challenging myself to step out of my “comfort zone” as I strongly believe that this is important for helping you grow as an artist.
I enhanced the “shabby” feel of the paper with some direct to paper inking – i.e. dragging my ink pad along the edges of the die cut labels and the Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo CS that I used for matting the Basic Gray patterned paper.
For the focal point of the card I chose the beautiful script-like greeting from Hero Arts, and emphasized it with a gorgeous Prima flower. When I was at CHA I took both of the Hero Arts classes and received some fantastic Hero Arts stamps for free – the greeting was one of them. I also had the chance to meet some of the Hero Arts girls: Jennifer McGuire, Sally Traidman, Shari Carol and Lisa Spangler. They were super nice and shared a lot of great ideas – plus they were fun to hang around (I was asked to help set up for one of the classes).
Today’s card uses the following supplies:
Stamps: “Thinking Of You” greeting from the Luscious Patterned Flowers stamp set (Hero Arts)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: 5 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ piece of Basic Black CS, 5″ x 5″ piece of Melon Mambo CS, 3″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White CS (Stampin’ Up!); scraps of Chartreuse CS (Papertrey ink); 4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Olivia – Marabelle pattern (Basic Gray)
Accessories: 5″ piece of Melon Berry Swiss Dot satin ribbon, black rhinestones (Papertrey ink); Petite Mums Violette Flower (Prima Marketing); Nestabilities Labels 9 (Spellbinders); Two-step bird punch (Stampin’ Up!)
Adhesives: Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!); Scrap Dots (Helmar); Scotch 1/2″ Double Sided Adhesive (Scotch 3M)