11 hours ago
Posted by Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker on Sunday, August 16, 2009
Can you tell I love some Dusty Durango? Its funny, when the new In Colors came out I didn't immediately embrace them, and I certainly didn't see myself falling in love with Dusty Durango's burnt orange color. But once I saw them in person and began to "play" I find myself more and more turning to it. It is so rich and saturated. This card is super simple but elegant.
I began by stamping my image from Razzle Dazzle in Dusty Durango on Whisper White cardstock to make my background pattern. (You'll notice that I do this a lot!) I tied a Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon around the patterned piece and matted this on Dusty Durango cardstock and adhered it to my card base. (Hint: a standard card base is 5.5 by 4.25"; this is easily made by cutting an 8.5 by 11" piece of cardstock in half on the long side and folding in half. Your card made with these dimensions will then fit perfectly into an A2 envelope!)
My sentiment is from the Very Versatile set, from last Spring's Mini Catalog. I didn't realize it wasn't current until after I made the card, sorry! If I was to make it again I would probably use Teeny Tiny Wishes for my sentiment. I punched out the "Thank You" with the large Oval Punch and matted it on a Scallop Oval in, you guessed it, Dusty Durango! This was placed over my ribbon using Stampin' Dimensionals and I was finished. A super easy, super cute card!
Here's what I used:
Razzle Dazzle 116714
Very Versatile (no longer available) I suggest using Teeny Tiny Wishes 115370
Dusty Durango 115654
Dusty Durango 115321
Whisper White 100730
Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon 115609
Large Oval Punch 107305
Scallop Oval Punch 114889
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430