Monday, May 17, 2010

Baja Time

I'm glad that Baja Breeze is one of the returning In-Colors with the Color Renovation; it goes great with so many different colors. I know that this particular ribbon probably won't be coming back,(even though I really want it to) but I'm sure SU will have something just as wonderful. Trying to use up some retired items to make room for all the new ones coming in. Yeah!!

The card design is actually a Mojo Monday sketch found here. There are some really awesome sketches on the site for when you're in a rut, or need to put together something spectacular, but don't have the time to design it yourself.

I ran the textured Baja Breeze through the Big Shot with the Distressed Texturz plate, then used the distressing tool on the edges. The Sahara Sand piece is stamped with the clock face and cog stamps in Sahara Sand. I then stamped the cogs again, in chocolate chip, and secured the Artichoke 1/2" circle with a vintage brad. I distressed the Sahara Sand piece and it's Chocolate Chip mat with the distressing tool. All the edges, except for the card base, are sponged with coordinating ink. I then simply stapled the ribbon on and frayed the edges, so that it was "distressed" too. :)

To match up the torn edges of your DSP and mat layer, simply cut your pieces to the appropriate size, then line up the bottom of your DSP with the bottom of your mat and tear both pieces at the same time. Center your DSP on your mat and voila-matching edges!

Stamp: Sense of Time
Paper: Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze-textured, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, DSP (retired)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Cutter Kit Distressing Tool, Vintage Brads, Big Shot, Sizzix Distressed Texturz Plate, 1/2" Circle Punch, Baja Striped Ribbon (retired), Sponges, Stapler


Amanda Mertz said...

Great vintage feel to this card! Thanks for the tip about matching the torn edges!

Alexandria said...

I love this color combo and layout!

Unknown said...

Great color combo! Thanks so much for the tip about the torn edges!

angieh29 said...

Love that baja is coming back too, great card!