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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Elegant Motif


Good morning!

This week I wanted to use a very versatile, and elegant, little stamp to show how repeating an element can really finish off a card. 

(Supplies - Stamp: (Great Impressions StampsElegant Motif. Ink: (Fresh Ink) Capri Blue. Cardstock: (PTI) Soft Stone, New Leaf, Enchanted Evening, White. Letter Stickers: BasicGrey. Ribbon: May Arts. Gems: Hero Arts. Impression Plate: (PTI) Linen and Canvas. Border die: (PTI) Small scalloped border.)

I used an acrylic block with a grid to line up my image. I stamped it 5 times, alternating sides, then trimmed the panel to 4.25 x 1.5 inches. The result is a fun focal point that I embellished with a few gems. To make the  stamped panel stand out even more, I die cut two scalloped borders from white cardstock and adhered them behind the soft stone cardstock. The white also created a visual triangle between the white crinkle ribbon, white scalloped border, and white letter stickers.

I am off to work on my card for the Ronald McDonald House Charities blog hop on Friday! I hope you all will join us to support a great cause. See you there! 

Erin.

3 comments :

Jenny said...

Very clever Erin! I never would have thought of it! Super pretty card...and the stamp is going on my wish list!

Mary Kruschke said...

Hi Erin! My favorite simple addition on this card is the jewel placed between the two words. Just perfect for an extra shimmer!

Sue from Oregon said...

Very pretty in it's simplicity and CAS styly as well as the fun color scheme too!

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