This morning I checked out Saturday's Sketch For You To Try on Jen's blog iheart2stamp. Even though I wanted to make something right away, I stuck to my plan and worked on taxes instead. I thought I would only be a couple of hours...wrong. I worked on them until 4:00 and then I said, "Enough!" So I retreated into my stamp room and made this card with today's sketch.
I started the card by choosing the 3 embellishments on the left side...fusion felt flowers and buttons...both items on my list of seldom used things. When I first started using Stampin Up products, my favorite color family was Earth Elements and I used old olive, more mustard, ruby red, and really rust a lot. I thought about that and remembered a card I made for a swap a few years ago. I couldn't believe (well, yes I can)...I still had a piece of cardstock that I used for the background of that card. I made it using the wax paper resist technique. So this is what I used for the bottom layer of this card. Well, that made the rest of the card easy to create. I pulled out the giraffe from In the Wild, stamped it in old olive and sponged some old olive around the edges. You can't tell in the picture, but the ruby red layer is embossed with a Sizzix texture panel. It actually goes well with the giraffe and background. I then remember how much one of my friends likes these colors and this stamp set so I stamped kindred spirit (from So Many Sayings) on twill tape and layered that on old olive grosgrain ribbon.
If you want to know more about wax paper resist, splitcoast has a great tutorial on it. It's really easy.