I had fun with this one! First of all because the color combo is gorgeous, but also because this whole card came together in a matter of minutes. It was one of those good days when the ideas flows and things turn out just like you had envisioned.
I thought the color combo would look nice paired with the new Delicate Doilies set and since Kraft (Crumb Cake) cardstock was involved, I knew I wanted to use Craft ink to get a rich, saturated look. As Craft inks are pigment inks, they sit on top of the cardstock and produce a look that is different from the one you get with the Classic inks. The key to success when using your Craft inks though is to have your trusty heat gun handy to speed up the drying process. 'Cos if you don't use it, hello smudges!
The initial idea behind the card came from a sketch I had seen online. The two vertical bands on the left side gave me the idea to add a ribbon and then a punched band made with the beautiful new border punch SU! added to the new catalogue. I used Rose Red seam binding for the bow and added a Perfect Plum button on top, tied with a piece of baker's twine. You'll notice that I am using Vanilla cardstock on my card but the baker's twine is only available in white. I was worried at first that the contrast would be really obvious, but gave the twine a try and found out it doesn't clash with the rest of the card, so I kept it.
Looking at the plum doily, I couldn'y help but notice how it looked like our filigrane accents. I hadn't used those in quite a while, so I pulled the pack out and selected a glimmer brad to accent the center. We don't have Perfect Plum glimmer brads, but I selected a Concord Crush one, which goes nicely with the rest of the colors. To create the sentiment, I used the So Many Thanks single stamp (now retired) and inked only two words with markers before punching the sentiment out with our small tag punch and sliding the tag under the filigrane accent.
Come join the fun! Here is the LINK to our challenge blog, where you can share a link to your creation, and links to the other DT members' creations:
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, So Many Thanks
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla
Inks: Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Very Vanilla
Punches: Lace Border, Small Tag, Corner Rounder
Accessories: Pearls, Button, Baker's Twine, Filigrane Brads,
Rose Red Seam Binding, Envelope, In Colors Glimmer Brad