I used some unmounted (still rubber, not acrylic) stamps to make this card. I'm sorry, but since I bought them at a convention, I don't know the manufacturer.
I used twinkling H2O's on the purse (not sure if you can see in the scan) and it looks great. The white on the pearl handle is so shimmery. I know my friend will love it!
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2006 GMT Views: 533
Paper: almost apricot, close to cocoa
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: brown gingham, dimensional, small circle punch to notch where ribbon goes in at both sides
Registered: August 20, 2004 Location: Posts: 24950
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 2:04 PM
I really like the diamond stamp you used.... I think the saying sort of detracts from teh front and might be better on the inside pocket insert instead of on the front? KWIM? Just stamped on the pocket insert...
Registered: December 22, 2004 Location: Atlanta Baby!!! Posts: 2291
Thu, Jan 05, 2006 @ 8:26 PM
BH Thread - I love the layout, but the colors don't do it justice. Done in vanilla, you could color the purse and make the triangles matching - then the card colors would need to come from the colors you chose for the purse...purple and light pink?
Registered: July 13, 2004 Location: Grasonville, MD Posts: 7831
Fri, Jan 06, 2006 @ 10:01 AM
Brutally honest.... this card is great! I think that the scan isn't doing the colors justice. I love the pearls on the purse - I bet it looks really cool in real life. I thnk sometimes when we use Non-SU stamps they get lost in the personal galleries. Maybe we could suggest a special section for Non SU stamps to give us another way to catch them.
Registered: May 2, 2004 Location: Far, far away Posts: 24046
Fri, Jan 06, 2006 @ 1:14 PM
Brutally honest... I like this a lot, but am not sure about the colour of the greetings layer - is it yellow or is it the same (apricot) and gone different on the photo/scan? If it is different, I'd change that to white. I think it's a little large, too - perhaps stamp half of it; 'I wept because I had no new purse' and then stamp the rest of the saying inside. But I love the design and the colours.
Registered: December 7, 2005 Location: State of Denial Posts: 3521
Wed, Jan 11, 2006 @ 12:56 PM
BH: I like the idea of stamping half on the outside and the other half on the inside. The purse should maybe be colored somehow, it should be the first thing the eye is drawn to on the card, instead it is last. The first thing i saw was the saying, then the diamond border, then the purse; that order should be reversed.