Saturday, September 1, 2007

Glorious Garland


Glorious Garland was on my first order going into Stampin' Up! I knew that I wanted to use it for my Control Freaks New Catalog Set swap. I made 40 of these cards for the swap! Since everyone has or will receive their swaps shortly, I felt I could share it with you now! The swaps I received back were TOTALLY awesome! My jaw just hit the floor looking at all of them. Great work, gals!

It was quite a process to get to this finished design. First I did the tree in all one color - Always Artichoke. Then I decided that it needed more color. So I used Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip and Summer Sun markers to color in the tree...yes...all 40 of them!

For the Purely Pomegranate layer, I first tried the So Swirly wheel...it seemed too busy, then I tried Print Pattern...again too busy. I would have used Sanded, but I didn't have it yet. So...Polka Dot won out. I think the tone-on-tone dots are nice and subtle for a background. Next was the Scallop punch design. If found that the 1" punch worked well on the Labelicious Merry Christmas since I just wanted the circle, not the rest of the design. Then, I felt a layer was necessary behind it, so added the 1-1/4 PP circle over the Scallop circle. Decided it needed a gold mini brad in the center, and placed all 40 of those. Still wasn't quite finished to my eye...so I added the piercings around the Scallop punch. Ahhhhh, that was it! Finally added the Ticket Corner punch on all the layers. DONE! Yeah! 7 layers in all! lol! It was worth it!

Sets: Glorious Garland, Polka Dots BG, Labelicious
C/S: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, (Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Bravo Burgundy markers)
Other: Gold mini brad, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4 and 1" circle punches, paper piercer and mat, Ticket Corner punch

1 comment:

fran said...

Beautiful - I love this set! The colors are stunning!