Saturday, October 9, 2010

Cute by the Inch swap card

Today I have my latest swap card to share with you. I designed this card for a new catalogue swap with my INKlings team-mates. I loved the new level 2 hostess set cute by the inch as soon as I saw it and decided to use it with the matching punch as the starting point for this card.

To decide what colours to use, I used the new colour coach. It has some fabulous colour combos on it. This card uses marina mist, early espresso, tangerine tango and whisper white.
I stamped the marina mist piece with the new french filigree background stamp and embossed the tangerine tango piece with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder.

Having markers for all the Stampin' Up! colours is just fabulous, it means you can ink up all your stamps with whichever colour you need. I used the early espresso, marina mist and tangerine tango markers directly onto the stamp and then stamped it onto a piece of whisper white. I cut it out and then used the matching petal card punch to punch out some early espresso to make the flower piece.

Here is a close up of the flower piece.
If you fold the petals up, it looks really good. This is what it looks like from the side.
I was really happy with how my card turned out and will definately be using this colour combination again.

Next time I have my 2 year old nephew's elmo card to show you.

Keep on creating.

xx Nicky

Stamp sets: french filigree, cute by the inch (level 2 hostess)
Cardstock: early espresso, tangerine tango, marina mist, whisper white
Ink/markers: early espresso, tangerine tango, marina mist
Punches: petal card extra large double
Big shot: vintage wallpaper embossing folder

1 comment:

Patrice said...

This is the first Cute by the Inch card I've seen, I like it - a lot.