Saturday, January 30, 2010

cQc #17 & MM 123

Here's a little 2 for 1 action - I decided to combine the challenges and make this card.

Sorry the picture isn't straight.  I really love the look of these colors together!  In one of my midnight stamping fun sessions, I stamped my SU! Medallion stamp in white on my Taken With Teal cardstock, with no real plans for a specific card, I tucked it away in my desk for later.  When I got this color challenge, I thought it'd be the perfect chance to use this pre-stamped piece.
I heat embossed in clear a small strip of the Bella Toile background stamp.  Since I had precut my paper strip, I was able to choose what part of the stamp I wanted to show up on my paper strip.  I really like this section, with all the swirls.
I used a sentiment from the SU! retired set, Carte Postale.  I thought the swirls of the font coordinated well with the swirls of the background stamp.  To accent the sentiment, I added a strip of tiny pearls.