Friday, August 5, 2011

Saying goodbye to Eastern Blooms

Here is the card I mentioned yesterday - my first attempt at a stenciled background.  I had a few problems lining it up on the card front so in the end went for the 'tear it out' option so I could re-use the background.

I had to smile because I really have difficulty with this tearing technique, always afraid it's going to rip right through all the hard work!  I guess one way around this would be to tear the cardstock first and then embellish, but in today's case it was more a matter of tearing to fix something that was not quite right...  anyway, I faced my fears and did it, and am very pleased with the result.

Quite a lot of layering and punching, but it was fun.

What I used:

Card:  Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, So Saffron, snippets of Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie etc for the flowers.

Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive

Stamp Sets:  Eastern Blooms,

Tools and other fun stuff:  Boho Blossoms punch, 1/8" Old Olive taffeta ribbon, Basic Pearls, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous! :) The tearing really 'makes' the card. I know what you mean though, it's really hard to do... you're used to making sure everything is straight and even in cardmaking, hard to just 'let go' sometimes ;) You did well though, I hope you do some more cards with tearing in the future. :)