Friday, September 26, 2008

Pretty Postale

September is drawing to a close, which means there are not many days left to take advantage of Stmapin' Up!s Free Wheelin' special. This card again uses one of the bundles available from the special, Carte Postale. I think every time I use it I can't help mentioning it is one of my favourite sets, though I tend to use colours that traditionally fit it's "vintage" style. When I started makin gthis card I felt it was high time I used some brighter, prettier colours - so teaming it with some Pretties Kit accessories seemed a natural progression. The main feature of this card uses a square aluminium edged tag. I stamped directly onto this with the 'Carte Postale" stamp using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position it (which was a little awkward given the raised edge of the tag). I didn't even need to mask the words on the stamp as these went onto the aluminium edge and any ink was easy to wipe off. And yes, I know it's another green & purple card but at least I did mix it up a bit and swap out the Bayou for Teal!

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst, Taken with Teal, vellum cardstock
Stamp sets: Carte Postale, Leaves a la carte
Inks: Taken With Teal, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories: White Aluminium Square Tags, Pretties Kit, Soft Sky double-stitched ribbon, Sage Shadow marker, Almost Amethyst marker, Soft Sky "marker" (blender pen + refill), dimensionals
Show watched while creating: House

7 comments:

Night Owl Designs said...

Gorgeous! Love, love, love the hatpin :-)

Kylie S said...

I love how the hat pin just makes a card so elegant.
K-xxx

Brooke S said...

oooh... So pretty.. I love the silver tag rim.. it plays off perfectly with the Pretties kit pin.

Hugs
Brooke

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous! I'm making a note of the colour combination for later on today.
Carte Postale is one of my favourites too.
I have the Pretties Kit but I haven't used the hat pin yet - maybe today will be the day.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

A classic beauty! Love the hat pin, what a fabulous finish!

Chrissie said...

Die Karte ist sehr schlicht und gerade, dass macht sie so speziell. Wunderschön. Die Farbe ist suepr.

Lin Mei said...

Amazing job lining up the flourish in the CARTE POSTAL stamp on the aluminium tag (four times), Carol! Beautiful card.