Thank You with Polka Dots
(a blast from the past…)
This card was made for a StampTV challenge (several years ago) where we were to use Polka Dots and black, white, and/or gray with one other color. My additional color was tattered rose (peach).
I started with a piece of Basic Grey polka dotted paper (the back side of “Grapevine”) and added a bunch of images to create my own patterned paper. The stamps I used for the background were all from the Gina K Designs and came from the following sets: If I Had a Flower, Sympathy Label, Hope is Faith, Time, and Vintage Backgrounds (all retired?). I used Memento Gray Flannel ink to stamp the images and then lightly sponged Memento London Fog ink over the whole thing.
For the focal image and greeting panels, I inked white card stock with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose distress ink. (I then stamped the floral image from If I Had a Flower randomly all over these panels in Tattered Rose ink to try to create a subtle background, but the ink soaked right in and you can hardly see it! This was made pre-MISTI, so I couldn’t re-stamp the images to make them darker.) Next, I stamped my focal image and sentiment using Memento Gray Flannel ink. The stamps used were from GKD Hopeful Flowers and Thank You duo (both retired?).
Satin and sheer ribbon, a hat pin, and some self-sticking gray pearls were added. I created a mat for the gray background panel by sponging the Tattered Rose ink on white card stock. White and black mats were also used.
This project was originally posted in my StampTV gallery on August 13, 2014.
Thanks for checking out my card project!