Thursday, April 08, 2010

Stampin' Up! Dreams Du Jour Card

Finally was able to stamp!  Yahoo!  I made this card late last night.  I was awakened by a lamp coming on in our hallway.  I knew I had turned that lamp off before going to bed so I got up and went to check on it.  I tried to turn it off and it was hissing.  First I smelled smoke and then I saw it.  I quickly unplugged it from the outlet.  I couldn't go back to sleep for awhile so I made this card.  I thank the Lord for waking me up!

I colored the Love You image from Stampin' Up!'s Dreams du Jour stamp set with the markers after stamping in Jet Black Stazon ink.  I only colored the shaded areas with the markers.  Next I used my aqua painter to pick up a little ink from the marker tip to lightly color the rest of the stamped image.  I also used the aqua painter to blend the colors.  The bottom of the card front and the tag are punched with the Eyelet Trim border punch which will be available in the next Idea Book and Catalog.  It was free during Sale-a-bration!  I punched 1/8" circles from Barely Banana and added them to the tag and bottom.  The Sage Shadow strip is punched on the end with the My Way punch.  This punch has arrows on them, but you can slide your cardstock in to only cut the v shape.  I used Organza White ribbon to tie on the tag.  The Barely Banana piece was run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. Half back pearls from the Pretties kit are glued on the Sage Shadow strip.  You should be able to click on the photos for larger viewing.

Happy Stampin'

Stamp set - Dreams du Jour
Inks - Jet Black Stazon,  Sage Shadow, Barely Banana, and Orchid Opulence markers
Card stock - watercolor paper, Sage Shadow, Barely Banana, and Orchid Opulence
Accessories - flat back pearls from Pretties Kit, Organza White ribbon, Tag punch, My Way punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

Card measurements are W x H
Card base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Barely Banana - 5 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Sage Shadow strip on outside - 4 5/8" x 1"
Sage Shadow strip on inside - 5 1/2" x 1"


Linda Callahan said...

Such pretty colors! Love that butterfly! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Ann Schach said...

Wow! I love all of the texture. Beautiful color combination. Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Debbie Henderson said...

I'm so glad you are okay and woke up in time to unplug your lamp. I wouldn't have been able to sleep either. Very nice card creation!

Dallas said...

What a gorgeous card!!

You've given me all sorts of ideas but I'll have to see if I can *do* any of them as beautifully as you have :o)

Cindy said...

Hi Tammy - I love your blog. You are so talented and creative! I'm giving you a Sunshine Award. Please hop over and pick it up, then share the love :)