Shana Gaff
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Friendly Reunion

On Sunday afternoon we went to visit some old friends from college, Russ and Amy, and their two adorable kids.  We had a great time and it was great catching up.  I wanted to make them a special "Thank You" card for having us over for the afternoon. 

I chose the layout from Pals Paper Arts.
The color combination for this card actually happened by accident.  Janae (once again!) had picked out the colors Calypso Coral, Basic Black and Sahara Sand.  I knew I wanted to use the baby wipe/reinker technique on my card, so I started there.  However, when I stamped my doily, the black looked purple!  Ugh!  It looked like Elegant Eggplant, so I ended up switching the cardstock for that!  I like the way it ended up but will have to try a different type of card with the Basic Black because that combo sounds yummy too!
I am in love with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder and it looks gorgeous with the Doily Background Stamp.  I wanted to add some dimension with the butterflies, so some of them are folded down and some are folded up.  I know I say this all of the time, but it looks so much better in person!  If you are not familiar with the baby wipe/reinker technique, it is super easy.  Put a small pile of baby wipes on a plate-I used three.  Drop your reinkers on it, making sure not to leave any spaces.  Also make sure that you make your faux ink pad large enough for your image.  I started with the lightest color first and added the most of it, Sahara Sand.  Then I filled in the majority of the spaces with Calypso Coral and just a few drops of Basic Black (which looks like Eggplant!) so it didn't overpower the other colors.  I also stamped the sentiment in it too.  After I had it all assembled, I decided it needed a little color spritzing so I went back and did that with Elegant Eggplant and Calypso Coral. :)
I hope they enjoy the card!
Stamp Sets: Doily Background, Lacy & Lovely
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand
Tools: Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits,
1 1/4" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Color Spritzer
Accessories: Dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. I've never tried this technique before but your card is stunning and I think I might have to have a go! - Jacqueline xx