Designer: Eleonor McGarry
SUPPLIES: All supplies from Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted. Cardstock: (Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White) Rubber stamps: (flower, dots from Polka Dots & Paisley set; Paisley) Dye ink: (Regal Rose) Pigment ink: (Regal Rose) Accents: (clear rhinestones) Westrim Crafts Fibers: (pink taffeta ribbon) Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
1 Make card from cardstock; stamp Paisley.
2 Stamp flower three times on cardstock. Trim, ink edges, and mat with cardstock.
3 Stamp dots on cardstock; trim. Tie with ribbon. Adhere matted piece.
4 Mat piece with cardstock; distress and ink edges. Adhere with foam tape.
5 Adhere rhinestones.
Create the illusion of depth by stamping the same image repeatedly without reinking. The darker and lighter images look like some are farther away in the background.
Crafting with varying shades of one color is a hot technique that can help you create stunning projects. You’ll find more exciting examples in the “Manic for Monochromatic” article in our August/September 2008 issue.