Tuesday, August 19, 2014

control freaks tour - simple and elegant

It's another month for the Tour De Freaks! You should have just arrived from the fabulous Patty Bennett's blog. This month the theme is Simple & Elegant. When I was thinking about what stamp set I could use to showcase an elegant card, I scanned my stamp sets on the shelf and the Daydream Medallions set jumped out at me! I got a little excited about playing with this set since I hadn't used it in a long, long time, so I actually have three cards to share with you today. I hope you will be inspired by what you see...feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions!

First up showcases one of my favorite in-colors right now ~ Blackberry Bliss!! I have always thought the deep purple is one of the most elegant colors you could use, so I kept this card monochromatic. This card opens up differently than a normal card. The two flaps fold to the inside of the card. The card base is cut like a normal card (5-1/2 x 4-1/4), but I scored it while laying lengthwise at 2-1/8" on each side. I love how the layered look of the Daydream Medallions and Floral Frames Framelits coordinate and overlap each other in a striking way. I finished off the middle with a 1/2" circle followed by a Rhinestone Accent.

When opened, this sentiment is on the bottom of the card.
Stamp Sets
Daydream Medallions, A Dozen Thoughts (sentiment)
Blackberry Bliss
Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, 2014-2016 In-Color Paper Stack (Blackberry Bliss polka dots)
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Floral Frames Framelits, 1/2" Circle Punch

My second card also uses a monochromatic theme using Soft Sky & Lost Lagoon. I decided to create this card 4-1/4 x 4-1/4 as the bottom doily fits perfectly on the square card. I then layered it using the coordinating Floral Frame Framelits. Each of the layers is popped up with a Dimensional (wish I would have taken a picture of the side view!!) This thank you card is intended for one of my customers who took advantage of the Big Shot special this month...she purchased the Big Shot and received the Daydreams Medallions stamp set and coordinating Floral Frames Framelits for FREE!

This up close view gives you a good look of the white embossing.
Stamp Sets
Daydream Medallions, Bitty Banners
Lost Lagoon, Versamark, White Embossing Powder
Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Whisper White
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Subtles Buttons, Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Floral Frames Framelits, Heat Tool (for embossing)

This last card is my favorite of the three! It's hard to see in the picture, but I actually embossed the black decorative ring. I then used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to perfectly place the Crisp Cantaloupe image inside.

I think this makes a beautifully elegant wedding card!

You can see I added Pearl Accents around the framed image and used Calypso Coral Blendabilities to color in the trio of pearls on the butterfly then popped up the butterfly with a Dimensional.
Stamp Sets
Daydream Medallions, A Dozen Thoughts (sentiments)
Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Versamark, Black Embossing Powder, Calypso Coral Blendabilities
Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Vellum
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearl Accents
Paper Snips, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by! I hope you will continue on the hop to visit Deb Currier's blog at Artfelt Impressions.


Dodge3670 said...

Wow, wow and wow! Your cards are elegantly gorgeous. So beautiful. The colors ROCK.
Thanks for sharing with us!

Melissa Davies said...

LOVE the versatility - so pretty!

Unknown said...

Oh, I agree with you Heidi! The third card is gorgeous! It truly is simple and elegant. I love the Crisp Cantaloupe and Black color combination.
Sue Erickson

Julie Davison said...

Beautiful cards! I love what you've done with that stamp set!

Wendie Waldman said...

Beautiful job with this challenging stamp set

Pat Roth said...

Thank you so much for the inspiring ideas for using the Daydream Medallions set. The card are very versatile as well as beautiful.

Debbie Henderson said...

I love how you featured the same stamp set for all three cards. I love the monochromatic on the first two and lovely color combo for the 3rd!

Heidi Baks said...

Very lovely, Heidi. The last one, with the contrasting colors, is my favorite.

Gail S. said...

So pretty! Although all of the cards are wonderful, I love the third card best. Great job!

Linda Callahan said...

These are all gorgeous!

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