Well, today is the day! I have been looking forward to this since the moment I was contacted by Stacey. I am so excited to be a part of the Curtain Call Crew from Stacey's Stamping Stage. Act 20 is a real showstopper! A beautiful inspiration photo and some of my favorite colors!I guess you could call this Clean & Simple. There isn't a whole lot going on here except for this gorgeous rose! The original came from Julie Williams over at Simi Stamper. She has a great tutorial and believe me it's not complicated. I will be making more, for sure.
The other notable element of the card is the stamped background. I used the En Francais background stamp, not with ink, but the Frost White Shimmer Paint. I applied the paint with Sponge Daubers. I worked pretty fast because I wasn't sure about the drying time. I'm pleased with the effect and I am excited to try this again with different stamps.If you're worried about applying paint to your stamps, no worries! Mine washed up with plain water. I even had an old toothbrush standing by, to work it out of the crevices, but it wasn't necessary.
I was so tempted to repeat the ribbon technique I used two cards ago, I love the ruffled ribbon look! I managed to refrain and went with a more simple approach. I don't think I've even done a ribbon this way, so that's three new techniques for me on one card. Gotta love trying new things!
I hope you've enjoyed checking out my addition to the Curtain Call! Please make sure you check out the other Crew members today! And join us! Post a card and use Mr. Linky on Stacey's blog so we can see YOUR creation!
Amy White @ Devlinwhite Designs
Andrea Roose @ Andrea's Scrap - und Stempel-Blog
Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) @ Random Acts of Creativity
Julie Smith @ Paper and Such
Lea Lawson @ Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
Marisa Ritzen @ Rosemary Reflections
Melissa Hubert@ My Paper Obsession
Sue Kohler@ My Inner Reflection
Have a great Sunday!