This is the second card I made when I went to stamp at Brenda's last Friday. It is the first time I have used the gold vellum that CTMH carries and I love it! I always think images are so pretty when I stamp them on vellum and the gold makes it even better. I thought this card needed ribbon, but I couldn't find a good place for it. I didn't want to cover up anything I stamped, so I just left it off.
Here is the recipe:
Paper: Cranberry cardstock, Colonial White cardstock, Elegant Bouquet pattern paper, GOLD VELLUM
Stamp sets: Elegant Floral, For Every Occasion
Inks: Cranberry, Barn Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Cranberry brads, EK success concave punch
Another question to answer:
Janet asked, "How long does it take you to make a card?" Since the summer, it seems like it doesn't take me as long as it used to. I make most of my cards within 30-45 minutes. It depends on the detail, if I am coloring in an image, and if I have an idea before I sit down. I try to stamp an image and color it before I sit down to make the card. I will color that image in while I am sitting in a lawn chair or picnic table watching my kids swim or play outside. I got this idea from a blog that I subscribe to and I can't tell you which one, because I subscribe to a lot of them. If you stamp some outline images and then color them in when you have a moment or two or three, when you sit down to make your card it doesn't take so long. I think I have gotten faster over the last couple of months, because I get so many ideas from blogs. It is easier to come up with designs when you have daily inspiration.
I finished buying all the supplies to start using my prismacolors and now I just need the time to play. I have heard less in more and I am going to try to remember this when I color. I am so excited to try this new technique. This will add a lot of time to my card making; however, in the long run I know my images will look better. I hope to share something with you soon after practicing, but it might be awhile. I will have to make other cards and layouts while I get used to my new pencils.