I am taking part in this cool event called Stamp Out Alzheimers that Jen Tapler has organized. It's a great week long event that you pay a small fee to join and then there is a great Ning site with challenges and great prizes. There are also free downloads and great conversations. Very fun. Anyway, this is one of my challenge cards. The challenge was to create a card following a layout design.
This card is done in Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant. I don't use Eggplant often, but it is actually one of my favorite colors. It's very rich and "elegant" I think. This card uses the single stamp Flowers in Silhouette, from the last page of the catalog, and the greeting is from Thank You Kindly.
I inked up the flower with Eggplant and Olive markers and then spritzed gently and stamped on Whisper White cardstock. Then I spritzed the paper using the Color Spritzer tool and the Old Olive marker. Love this effect. This image is layers on Olive and Eggplant cardstock which is ripped at the bottom and added to the card with dimensionals.
The background is hard to see, but I ran the Eggplant cardstock through the BigShot using one of the texture plates and stamped "Thank You" in the bottom right hand corner. The designer paper is from the Walk In the Park series in the current mini. The gold brads and olive grosgrain ribbon were in the original design and add some texture.
Sets: Thank You Kindly, Flowers in Silhouettes
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Walk in the Park DSP, Paper Piercer, Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant markers, Color Spritzer Tool, Gold Brads, Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, BigShot and Texture Plate set I