Sunday, 29 August 2010

Blooming With Beauty & En Francais ........

Hello just a little card to post today - I spotted a similar layout on Splitcoast Stampers and just translated to what I have.

The colourway is Creamy Caramel (retiring) and So Saffron with a little Sweet Pea designer paper from the mini - using Blooming with Beauty, En Francais, and the sentiment from One Of A Kind stamp set - I liked the idea of using the twill tape instead of ribbon and stamped the words using black Stazon ink - the little button is one of the neutrals and tones in really nicely.

I decided to ink the edges not only in the Creamy Caramel but to go in again using the  SU Black inkpad to give more definition.

I think the addition of the So Saffron cardstock as one of the matting layers and leaving it uninked just 'roughed up' lol a little using my little rougher up tool just makes it 'pop' more than it would have done if I had
inked it - do you know what I mean.

I don't know about you but I struggle between the 'clean' look and the 'inked' look - never sure which I like - I shall have to do the same card for you showing the two versions and get a vote going and see which one gets the vote.

Happy Bank Holiday tomorrow - do stop by on your usual round of blogs - keep me on my toes please !!!



  1. Gorgeous card Bridgette the colours are just perfect.
    Louise xx

  2. I love what you have done here!!!!!


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