Well, as the title suggests, I’m still completely addicted to Guidelines II and Star Prints! I can’t help it, it’s like they were made for each other!! And I think there are literally endless ways to combine them!
Even though this card uses the same two stamp sets as one of my previous posts I think you’ll agree it looks really different!
I just love how this card has turned out! I wanted to try doing a tone-on-tone effect with the background rather than using a combination of colours. So the background is Enchanted Evening cardstock (wow, what a colour!) stamped with Versamark. Subtle enough to achieve tone-on-tone but not just fade into oblivion either!
This card also sees my first attempt at the ruffled ribbon technique that Lisa Johnson showcased on her blog. I used a piece of Vintage Cream Saddle Stitch ribbon. As you can see the bottom threads of the ribbon were pulled out completely, which shows I really should read instructions in full before trying something, lol. On the other hand it allows the colour of the cardstock behind it to pop through the little gaps, so I maintain it was a happy accident!!
The bottom of the Enchanted Evening cardstock was punched using my EK Success Parisian Punch. I *love* this punch so much!! I then layered the cardstock (with ribbon already affixed) onto a Kraft card base. I love how Kraft co-ordinates with everything, and it really makes that punched edge stand out!
I stamped one of the stars onto Kraft cardstock using Vintage Cream (twice). I then stamped onto Rustic Cream cardstock using VintageTouch Chai ink. But my favourite star is the top one – doesn’t that look just like ‘Kraft’ ink?! It’s VintageTouch Chai plus a little Dark Chocolate ink, stamped once, then stamped again just with Chai! I *love* how this has turned out! I also used a layer of Versamark on the stamp first so that the Chai ink wouldn’t stain the acrylic!
Finally the sentiment was stamped with Vintage Cream ink.