Friday, July 27, 2007

All About U - blue

Hey look - two cards with the same set, but I actually changed the layout!

Stamps: All About U
Ink: Taken With Teal**, Brilliant Blue classic pads; White craft pad
Paper: So Saffron, Taken With Teal, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Dimensionals, Tag Corner Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, sponges

** The U is stamped in Taken With Teal, and that pad had suffered the same fate as the Orchid Opulence pad. The color used to be almost a dead ringer for Not Quite Navy, before I "updated" the color with a reinker. It's much more teal now.

All About U - orchid

The scoop with this card is that I almost never used my Orchid Opulence ink pad. Why? Because the color was off. Way off. Almost neon off.

This sort of shows it:

Look really closely at the "U" image. I actually stamped that in Orchid Opulence, which is also the color of the base of the card. They don't look anything alike, do they? Admittedly, there's not much of the original image left, as I've used Crystal Effects all over that U, which changed the color a bit, but look around the edges. You'll see what I mean. It should match the "love" that's in the tag (I used a marker for that stamp), but it's pretty easy to tell that they're not even close.

At any rate, I got a reinker, and inked the heck out of that pad, and now it's much closer to the card stock and I'm a happier stamper. I will definitely be using this ink color more often now.

Stamps: All About U
Ink: Orchid Opulence
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: Metal Edge Tags (gold) - sadly discontinued now.

Heartfelt Thanks - eggplant

Essentially the same card as the last one, only with Elegant Eggplant as the color I started with (hey, did anyone notice that I made a card WITHOUT PURPLE?).

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Summer Sun, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss
Paper: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Dimensionals.

You knew I couldn't make a card without Dimensionals, at least.

Heartfelt Thanks - teal

I've been using this set so much, in no small part because it's one of the very few I have that isn't retired. *sigh*

Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks
Ink: Taken With Teal, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery
Paper: Taken With Teal, Cameo Coral, Whisper White
Accessories: metallic gold cord, gold organdy ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware - aged copper, sponges