Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Elegant Neutrals

Hi Stampers!

Guess what??? I was up still prepping for my big shot clubs Sunday and the kiddo was in my room watching tv and I thought.....maybe I could get a card in today! I cut and cut and cut for the big shot club (that is a hint for you clubbers....lol!) and then thought I need to get inky! So I pulled out some neutrals that were in the color challenge today and thought hummmmm..... what will I do with basic black, sahara sand and very vanilla?!??!?! That's why it is a challenge, huh? So I got to it......here is what I came up with!

What do you think? Six layers???? Oh My!!

The main image is the beautiful tree from wonderous gift. I stamped it onto very vanilla with black craft ink. I then embossed it with irredescent ice embossing powder and my heat tool. I then sponged all around the tree with sahara sand leaving a halo of very vanilla around the tree. It is matted with sahara sand with sponged edges and then matted onto basic black. Next, I pulled out my matt pack and piercer to get the holes lined up for my black brads from the vintage pack of brads. That whole panel is mounted up on stampin' dimensionals onto the next three layers.

The sentiment, also from wonderous gift, is stamped in sahara sand onto very vanilla. That entire layer is sponged before layering onto sahara sand, which is also sponged. I took very vanilla tafetta ribbon and tied a bow very close to the sentiment, leaving room for the tree panel. I actually tied this box and then adhered the tree panel.

Now with cards that have a dark base...
this one is basic black....can't get any darker than that, huh? I cut a layer for the inside. wanna see that?

Here is a closer look at that embossed tree...isn't it sparkly????

Don't forget about the retirement list....it comes out in one week!!! OH MY!!!!

1 comment:

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors you chose for it and the glimmer of the tree is gorgeous!