I received a pretty card (see below) from a dear friend that inspired me in choosing the colors and style of today’s project. The card base is Chocolate Chip which I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Stampin’ Up!’s heat tool (a very cool tool, indeed) and clear embossing powder. As a matter of fact, this entire card is decorated quite simply with Versamark, embossing powders and my handy heat tool. No "real" ink at all.
The band is a combination of So Saffron ribbon layered over Very Vanilla. I stamped Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla and So Saffron card stock in various "Time Well Spent" stamps dabbed in Versamark and embossed in gold. I then snipped everything out and played (and played) around with placement.
The sentiment is from "Lots of Thoughts," soon to be found in the upcoming Sale-A-Bration brochure (Feb. 1 thru March 17). It, too, got the heat embossing "treatment" using gold embossing powder. However, I opted for the Versamark marker so that I could isolate just the words "Happy Hellos" from the stamp. Nifty. I then used my large and small square punches and thought the butterfly should land nearby.
Hugs and Pretties . . . Mary
Stamp Sets: Time Well Spent (Hostess, 111054), Lots of Thoughts (Sale-A-Bration 2008, 111405)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Tempting Turquoise (102067), So Saffron (105118), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Versamark Pad (102283) and Marker (100901)
Cool Tools: Heat Tool (100005), 1 3/8" (103375)and 1 1/4" (104400) Square Punches
Perfect Touches: Gold (109129) and Clear Embossing Powders (109130), Rhinestone Brads (Ice, 109111), Ribbons Originals Sherbet (109184), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)