July 5, 2010

Friends Never Fade

Today I am playing with the Friends Never Fade set.  The card is a base of Crumb Cake (Kraft) with a slice of Old Olive and some Brocade Background designer paper.  Stamping is done in Old Olive with the sentiment from the Whimsical Words set.  That set is sooo handy! A wisp of Very Vanilla ribbon softens the bottom of the card a bit.

The next card is my favourite kind of card to make the 3"x3" square, so quick and easy.  I used some more of the Brocade Background and a piece of Whisper White to stamp my sentiment in Basic Black, and of course the Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon brings it all together.   

Tag time! Did I mention I enjoy making tags? This was a new technique for me - "embossed resist".  I used the floral image from the Friends Never Fade set and stamped it in Versamark randomly on my tag, then embossed using clear embossing powder.  Once the tag was back to room temperature (ha!) I shmooshed Crumb Cake and Old Olive ink all over the tag willy nilly.  When I got the look I wanted I used a towelette to wipe the ink away from the embossed images.  I'm not horribly patient, so I used my heat tool to speed up the drying time then attached my sentiment tag (stamped in Old Olive on Whisper White, layered on some Crushed Curry) tied a little craft floss that I had lying around (in the perfect colour) and BOOM! another tag.

**note that 'shmooshed' and 'willy nilly' are actual technical terms and I will use them often to describe my technique.


Andrea Beasley said...

hi there... I'm a new follower - http://www.stampwab.com

Jaime Benavides said...

Tag you're it! I'm now following your blog courtesy of Stampin' Connection & would love for you to stop by my blog & become a follower of mine...Thanks! http://www.scrapcrazydiva.blogspot.com
Lovely cards...TFS!;)

Shannon Willis said...

Hi Fran, I found your blog through Stampin Connection. I am following now and would love it you follow me. BTW, I can't wait to see more of your projects. I love the tags.

Shannon Willis