Sunday, January 18, 2009

Grid Technique

Supplies used -- Paper: SU Soft Sky, Black, White. Ink: Blue Bayou. Stamps: SU Floral (base card), See Ds Bold Carnations and Silhouettes. Embellishments and tools used: Silver HP Hardware from SU, Blue Bayou Double-stiched ribbon from SU, misc. charm from Michaels, Labels from Spellbinders, EK Success Butterfly punch, Scorepal.
This is my case of the gorgeous Imagine Card created by this week's Featured Stamper Lori Craig, aka stamp_momma. Her SCS gallery is overflowing with beautiful cards, I was inspired by all of them! Her "Imagine Card" in particular got my attention because of the Grid Technique that she used and the gorgeous subtle colors. I didn't do a very good job recreating the subtleness of the images (which I think is the best part of her card!), but I did like the grid look that you get when you've scored the card every 1/2 inch both horizontally and vertically. I used my Scorepal to make the scores perfectly spaced. It's all about the tools, right girls?!! LOL! I kept the sketch, the technique, and the color combo, and I changed the following:
  • 1. Different Nesties (her card uses the Scallops, I used the Labels) 2. Different butterfly (she used MS, I used EKSuccess) 3. Different hardware (she used WeRMemory Keepers, I used SU) 4. Different ribbon (she used Making Memories, I used SU) 5. I used a charm instead of a tag (she made a tag from Nesties, my charm is from Mike's) 6. Different stamps (she used CHF, I used See Ds and SU) 7. No paper piercing
  • Different but the same??? . . .Or not... Thanks for checking this out. Sweet dreams everyone! Anne


Joan Ervin said...

Fabulous card, Anne!!! I just love the grid effect and the little charm on the slide is sooo awesome!!! Mighty purty, missy!!!

One4Joy said...

this is beatuiful in it's own right, Anne! I especially like the hardware you dainty with the scale of your card.

JulieA said...

Very, very pretty! I've always wanted to try that technique and it looks beautiful, the way you stamped over it.

Julia Aston said...

I love the grid technique and this came out beautifully! wonderful colors and cute tag on the ribbon!