Modesty

So did everyone have a great weekend? Our shopping trip was a success and we reached a great compromise. I got the beauty of an elegant armoire that will completely hide our huge 50" plasma and Mark got a built in drawer that already has the hookups built in for an Xbox 360 or other game console. And best of all, I think I talked Mark into letting me hide the subwoofer away in one of the bottom compartments of the armoire! One huge victory for style, 10 years in the making! LOL I can't remember the name of the armoire model so I can't show you a pic, but as soon as it's delivered (probably a couple weeks) I'll show you all our new setup. Since we were furniture shopping, we also picked out a new table and 6 chairs. I'm so happy I can finally have a table that we can actually fit six adults PLUS food, all at the same time! Our current table fits 4 adults with no food or 2 adults with food, so this is a huge upgrade! Yay!

Today's card features my Penny Black Modesty stamp which I just love, and I rediscovered in my half-hearted attempt to clean my messy studio. I knew I wanted to do a monochromatic card with browns, so I started by stamping Modesty in Timber Brown Stazon on Very Vanilla card stock. I then colored the image with a Chocolate Chip Marker and a blender pen. I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink and a sponge so as just to leave a slight highlight of Vanilla on the image and did the same thing with the Heartfelt Thanks sentiment from the PaperTrey Butterfly Kisses set. I then trimmed the two stamped images, punched with the ticket corner punch and added faux stitching all around the edges with a paper piercer and Chocolate Chip marker. Both pieces are matted on Chocolate Chip card stock.

For the background I ran a piece of Close to Cocoa through my Cuttlebug using the Textile Embossing Folder and then lightly inked over the embossing with my Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink pad and punched the corners with the ticket punch. Next I wrapped some brown velvet ric rac around the Close to Cocoa piece and adhered to a Chocolate Chip base. I glued the sentiment panel on with Stampin Dimensionals and then added some highlights to the flowers with a mixture of Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds. I originally had a stamped flower cutout under the sentiment, but I thought it distracted from the elegance of the card, so I took it off.

28 comments

  1. It's just gorgeous! Love the monochromatic brown. :)

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  2. Julee, what a fabulous card! I totally understand the part about half-hearted attempts to clean up the stamping desk. . .;-D

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  3. Ohhhhhhhh, very rich and yummy! Love all the textures and that stamp is gorgeous!! Love it!!

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  4. This is so pretty it makes me want some chocolate! Love it!!! That stamp is awesome!!

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  5. Your card is beautiful! And that stamp is wonderful!! I know all about the attempts at cleaning up the work space, mine has been a constant work in progress for the past month!! LOL

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  6. This card is just bea-u-ti-ful!!!! I love it. I can so relate to findig things when you clean up your stamping area. I just discovered a stamp while I was cleaning up the other day. Maybe I'll pull it out again and make something. I just remember having to have it and I only made one thing with it. BTW- love your blog!

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  7. Your card is gorgeous. I wish I got that type of compromise with my husband. we ended up with a stand that requires dusting every 2-3 days! Grrr~LOL Oh Well! At least you got a beautiful piece of furniture!
    HUGS

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  8. This is gorgeous, love the browns! And congrats on the armoire, wish I could hide our big ugly tv like that!

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  9. What an elegant card, it is lovely.

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  10. What a beautiful card Julee! That Penny Black stamp is just gorgeous and looks fabulous all dressed up in soft shades of brown.

    Linda

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  11. Gorgeous effect!!! Julee good thing cleaning out the stamping area, found this stamp! Chris

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  12. Julee, your card is so beautiful. I love the stamp you used, the colors, the layout...Everything looks perfect together.

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  14. What a beautiful card! I love the monochromatic style! Thanks to you (and a few others) I just bought this same stamp and placed my order Friday with Papertrey Ink for the Butterfly Kisses and Green Thumb sets. Can't wait to start playing!

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  15. Julie,glad you and hubby comprimised,lol.
    As usual your card is beautiful,so rich looking!! TFS!!

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  16. What a beautifully elegant card! I love the faux stitching, and touch of crystal effects/dazzling diamonds. So lovely!

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  17. very beautiful Julee! Nice little gem you found while cleaning! Love that you did it tone on tone browns!

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  18. Beautiful card, Julee! The card just radiates classiness with the browns and just the right touch of sparkle. Great job!

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  19. This card is absolutely decadent!!!

    So rich and scrumptious...beautiful job!

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  20. Wow, very beautiful! I really like the browns. I also love that stamp! Haven't seen that one before! You used it wonderfully!

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  21. Fabulous, yummy card. LOVE IT!

    melody

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  22. Fabulous card! So elegant. Congrats on the new furniture! It's good that BOTH of you are happy with the decision--can't wait to see a picture!

    Amy

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  23. Great looking card! The browns are elegant.

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  24. what a gorgeous card!! i love how you sponged most, but not all of the image - it really does POP! And I love LOVE browns! :D

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  25. Wow! I can't believe how much depth you got out of this brown monochromatic card. It's gorgeous.

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  26. Oooh, this is so pretty! I just adore this card! It makes me want to sip some hot chocolate and eat bonbons!

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  27. What a beautifually quaint card. I love the monochrome approach and the layout. TFS!

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