Thursday 15 October 2009

Oh baby it's cold outside

I don't know about where you are but it has been freezing down this neck of the woods in the mornings. I really haven't felt like getting out of my duvet at all (not that I do any morning mind) brrrrr. Anyhoo lots to say and tips to tell on this card. Firstly the fresh cuts stamps, as it is a largish stamp, to make it fit on a smaller bit of card stock I placed four post-it-notes around the edges, just in a little, so when I stamped the image it left a nice little border around the edge of the image. Secondly the image itself which I stamped in basic grey ink but then went over with my blender pens dipped into the basic grey ink to create shadows on the solid image parts of the stamps. I think you should be able to see it on the pic.

I hope you like, especially the yummy new nouveau chic papers too (super lush). Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Fresh cuts.
Card stock: Sage shadow, very vanilla, basic grey and kraft.
Ink: Basic grey.
Paper: Nouveau chic designer series paper.
Misc: Basic grey taffeta ribbon, black and pewter brads and buckle from (retired) hodgepodge kit.

* song from yesterday's post was Santa Claus is coming to town by Santa and/or Bruce Springsteen


PinksyDoodles said...

Fab card Emma, I love what you've done with the ribbon!
Clare x

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Great card Emma...lovely papers and I love the tip about the post it noted! Great idea!
Hugs Judy x

Tinkertaylor said...

Beautiful card the colours look so elegant.

cardsandacuppa said...

lovely, great ribbon detail too :0)
Hugs S.J. xxx

Juls said...

gorgeous! This is just so elegant! I love the soft muted colours, Love the main image and just the overall eleagance of this card!! fab! love it!!

Unknown said...

Fabulous Emma. Love the way you've highlighted the shadows - looks really effective and isn't than new DSP lush!


Steph said...

Fab card, looks quite masculine - love it. x

Aimes said...

Ooh very scrummy papers! And a totally Tiptastic post! You're just full of super ideas you clever thing!
It's cold up here too - I've been wearing my winter boots all this week, keeps my tootsies warm and toasty!

Unknown said...

Tres chic indeed madam! Love it!

Jan x

Lesley Edmonds said...

This card is GORGEOUS! Love those new papers and this stamp set is on my christmas list (wink!)
Lesley x

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Emma this is fabulous
The colours are great along with the ribbon
Caroline xx

Mandy said...

Fab tip Emma and very fab card, love the papers and once again your design is very elegant!


Stephanie said...

This is so elegant honey! Curse the school run, without it I would stay snuggled in the duvet well into mid morning lol xxx