Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Neapolitan or Mint Chocolate Chip?

A while back I asked you if you prefer "bold" or "subdued". Today I want to know:

Neapolitan or Mint Chocolate Chip? Please leave me a comment telling me which you prefer!



I created this scrapbook layout for my friend Cheryl R. and her friends at Cheryl's workshop. Planning ahead is not my forte apparently. I wasn't sure if I'd even have enough card stock for everyone (she had 12 guests!) in pink and brown (Neapolitan) so I did my demonstration in Mint Chocolate Chip. I think both turned out pretty yummy!



Juicy Stamping Tip: To create a homogeneous look and feel through the layout, I used the Polka Dot Embossing Folder both on the background card stock and on the die cut shapes (large butterflies and scallop envelope), after I die cut them using the Beautiful Butterflies and Scallop Envelop dies.



Once you start sponging, don't stop! Sponging everything in the same color gives the whole layout a warm look with the same softness from top to bottom and left to right.

Here's what I used to make this layout:
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Stamp Sets
Baroque Motifs (113490), Notes and Details (W 122022, C 122060), Flight of the Butterfly (111564)




Big Shot Dies
Scallop Envelope (113462), Beautiful Butterflies (114507), Top Note (113463), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Beautiful Wings Embosslit (118138)

Punches
Round Tab Punch (119864), Butterfly Punch (119848), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Spiral Border Punch (retired)

Accessories
Pearls (119247), Jumbo Brads (112533), White Organza Ribbon (114319)

Ink
Chocolate Chip (100908), Pretty in Pink (101301)

Card Stock
Chocolate Chip (124273), Pretty in Pink (124288), Whisper White (124302)

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