Sunday, September 30, 2007

Inspired by Kristina Werner :0)

This layout was inspired by Kristina Werner @ K. Werner Design Blog. Check out that link for the inspiration card. I'm a couple of "SplitCoastStampers featured stampers" behind. I love Kristina's clean style. She always seems to have just the right amount of detail to make simple-looking cards work gorgeously. That was super hard for me to emulate. (I still want to add something to this card, but then it wouldn't be simple...) Charles is stressed out by the staples and the edge of the ribbon showing, lol.

Schtuff used:
Stamps are (retired) "Delight in Life" and "Paisley" background. Cardstock is "Blue Bayou," "Cool Caribbean," and "Soft Sky" (both with "Cool Caribbean" classic ink.) There's a mat of "Not Quite Navy" under both the main image and the aluminum DYMO sentiment. The flower is embossed on "Naturals White" in "Not Quite Navy" craft ink with clear embossing powder, then water-coloured with an aqua painter in "Blue Bayou" and "Tempting Turquoise." The center is washed with "Soft Sky." The beads are from Dressew and the ribbon is current S.U. "Blue Bayou" double-stitched. I stitched the stem by punching the holes with a paper piercer first and sewing with thread that I dyed by sponging on "Not Quite Navy" craft ink.

Thanks for lookin'
:0) Mel