Friday, October 31, 2008

Love Dreams du Jour

I know that these cards were inspired by so many I saw on SCS. There are so many lovely samples there, but (again) I am not sure of the exact cards these may represent. In any event, the products in the Sweet Bella Style Watch line have been a huge hit. The Dreams du Jour set is so versatile with the varying shaped stamps and it is so fun and easy to color. It really is a set for everyone and every season.
The Love card on the left is a Riding Hood Red card base with the butterfly image stamped in Riding Hood Red in a random pattern to create a subtle background. The focal element is layers of Pirouette Pink and the Bella Rose Designer Series Paper with the Love image mounted on Riding Hood Red squares. I hand trimmed the Love image and trimmed out the leaves to add a bit of interest and texture to the focal element. Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon finishes this card.
The Dreams card starts with a Chocolate Chip base with the bottom edge trimmed with the Scallop Edge Punch for added texture. The Dreams image is mounted on Riding Hood Red and layers of Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. I colored the images of both of these cards using Re-Inkers and blender pens. You only need a very slight amount of ink on your blender pen for these very rich colors. Too much ink and the result is too dark and it really takes away from the natural shadowing of the stamped image. I guess they say sometimes less is more.
Love Card:
Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Inks: Brown Staz-On, Pink Pirouette & Kiwi Kiss Re-Inkers
Other: Blender Pens, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, 1-1/4 inch Square Punch
Dreams Card:
Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP
Inks: Brown Staz-On, Riding Hood Rd & Kiwi Kiss Re-Inkers
Other: Blender Pens, Scallop Edge Punch
Have a great weekend and Happy Stampin'! EdieB

2 comments:

carolm said...

edie these cards are beautiful. i'm partial to the rhred and pink p though. i love those colors!!!

xox ~ carol.

Jill St. Angelo said...

Edie, I love your cards!