Saturday, September 12, 2009

Just a Touch

I haven't participated in 365 Cards challenges in awhile, and decided to give it a go today. The theme at 365 Cards Day 196 is "Just a Touch". The specific challenge is to use a stamped image (ink or digi), use black on white, and just add a touch of color somewhere.

I don't have a lot of large stamp images, so this really was a challenge! But here goes:

I used the Papertrey Ink Sign Language set. It is fabulous and so versatile!

On each piece of cardstock, I stamped a background pattern from Papertrey Ink Background Basics Retro set. Then I heat embossed with clear embossing powder. That gave each pattern a shiny raised effect.

I finished off with a bow at the top made from orange and purple ribon and secured with a black button and some orange string.

Thanks for Looking!

{Happy Halloween details}
Cardstock: DCWV Solid cardstock
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Backgroun Basics Retro, Papertrey Ink Sign Language
Edge Punch: Fiskars
Misc: ribbon, hemp cord, button


Bohemian Gypsy said...

WOW Deanne this is absolutely stunning. Who needs a large stamp when you can create this beauty with a small one.

K said...

this is a great card! i love your overlapping punched papers...and the clear embossing is a perfect touch! the stamp set is one i haven't seen before--i'll have to look it up! thanks for sharing! ~kelly

Sherry said...

Love the colors and that border punch is wonderful.

Carolyn V said...

FUN! You've taken such care with the details - this is a very stunning card!

K said...

i was so impressed with your halloween card, that i looked back through your blog--you have some really great pieces! i love how you've used crocheted flowers, overlapped punched borders and the beading!--it's a super touch! thanks for sharing all your beautiful work! ~kelly