Friday, April 03, 2009

Asian Greetings

I know this isn't my usual style, but I've been seeing the beautiful sponging that Theresa does on her cards, and I just had to try it with this Silhouette Wishes set that you can get free with a $50 purchase this month from Clear Dollar Stamps.

Oh, by the way, the Clear Dollar Stamps are *wonderful*.  As a guest designer this month I got to pick three sets, and I'm *so* impressed!! They stamp clearly and are packaged nicely.  And the cost is so reasonable!!  Sorry... rabbit trail.  Back to the card!!

I made the card for the CDS weekend color challenge over at PaperCraft Planet to use Olive, Mustard and Chocolate Chip.  I did a lot of sponging like Theresa and then stamped my branch and bird in Chocolate Chip.  I think they look very elegant.  To get the white ring around my sentiment I punched a 1 1/4" circle out of a piece of cardstock to make a mask.  I centered the opening over my sentiment and then sponged it with mustard ink.  I then punched it out with a 1 3/8" circle punch, leaving the pretty ring that makes it look like I used nestibilities. :)

Watch for more CDS samples over the month, and be sure to browse the Clear Dollar Stamps store if you haven't been there before!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


CARDSTOCK AND PAPERS: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, Bazzill Brown
INK: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive
MARKERS (if any): None
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: 1 1/4, 1 3/8, Scalloped Circle Punches, Stamping Sponges, Mounting Tape, Fibers, Hardware
COLORING MEDIUM (if any): None
SPECIAL TECHNIQUES (if any): Sponging


Ellie said...

Tricia this is beautiful! Love your choice of color, and love the sponging!

Nancy said...

Wonderfully done Tricia.