Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mixed Elements Card

When I sit down to create, most of the time, I have no idea what direction I'm headed in with a project.
I begin with one element, sometimes it's a piece of cardstock, a ribbon, an embellishment like a button. Sometimes, I create based on what I know I have handy and need to use up (and have enough of for all my class attendees!) It's really pretty random.

So, last week, when I went into my studio to make cards for my Best of 25 Class, I began with a piece of Primrose Petals Co'ordinations cardstock - because I have a LOT of it for some reason.
And it's pretty, so it's a win-win!

Here's the completed card:

I love mixing elements and textures on a project - a touch of the unexpected keeps art interesting. On this project, I mixed the delicate gold embossing with the rough texture of the burlap ribbon. The very masculine Naturals Button is a contrast to the rosy hue of the cardstock and the whimsical polka dot designer paper. But it all comes together really, really well.

I stamped my focal images from the Best of Sale-A-Bration stamp set on Naturals White cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed them with Gold embossing powder. The cardstock is sponged with Crumb Cake ink before being mounted on the polka dot paper. That entire section is mounted to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I used the Daydream Medallion stamp set to stamp and emboss the lacy circles on the card base. I love the delicate touch it adds to the card.
Little bits of leftover ribbon were used under the button and I used some burlap strings to tie into the button itself.

Well, we're expecting about 8 inches of snow here today, so that's perfect weather to get into the studio and stamp something fun. I'm having knee surgery on Thursday, so I'm trying to get ahead of my schedule a bit. I'm not sure stamping on pain meds would work out too well.
Or, maybe it would - you never know!

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to visit my Online Store to purchase the supplies you need to recreate this project or any others you are working on. Here's the link for your convenience:

Robin's Online Stampin' Up! Store

Have a great day everyone!
#102283  Versamark Ink Pad  $7.50

#126467   Daydream Medallions - clear mount  $26.95

#134393  Best of Sale-A-Bration  $14.95
#109129  Gold Embossing Powder $4.75


  1. Look at all this fun stuff you have on this card. It will take a while for the recipient to open it!

  2. I love, love this card. This stamp has always been one of my favorites to use. Good luck with your surgery. Knee replacement is a breeze and I am recovering from torn meniscus surgery. You will do well if you do your exercises.


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