Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mr. Lonely

I must be nuts!  It's 11:36 pm and I just finished filming and editing another Crafty Clues by Heather video tutorial!  I should be going to bed while it publishes to You Tube because that takes FOREVER!  Instead, I'm trying to write the blog entry to post it in.  Why, because I want it to be there for my readers in the morning!  I care about you all so much! 

Actually, I'm trying to get that done, so I can concentrate on making some swaps for Regionals next weekend! (How did that happen so soon?  I just got back from Convention!)  Anyway, I titled this post Mr. Lonely in honour of an obscure colour in the Regals collection of Stampin' Up colours called "Bravo Burgundy".  As I was looking at my paper rack, trying to decide what colour to use for the card I was featuring in my video, my eye caught sight of a colour I rarely use, and others rarely use it, as far as I can tell by the blogs I follow.  Even Stampin' Up must consider it a second class citizen, because there are NO ribbons in that colour, at all! No brads are that colour...There is nothing to coordinate with Bravo Burgundy.

Poor little guy, I thought.  I'm going to give him his big break!  So I got out the Colour Coach and found More Mustard, Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze and River Rock could be paired with it.  I chose Crumb Cake, but I needed a colour in the same general hue for the Two Step Stamping I was demonstrating, so I found Pretty in Pink would do the trick.  Thanks for the Colour Coach, Stampin' Up.  Here's the card I came up with:

I think Mr. Lonely came through, don't you!  He made the most of his big break!  The card base is Bravo Burgundy, of course, as is the matte for the main image, die cut with the Labels Collection Framelits, and the backing for the sentiment, cut with the Modern Label punch.  And since there are no ribbons in Bravo Burgundy, I made a paper border, cut on both edges with one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits.  The back panel and the sentiment are Crumb Cake.  I used the Fancy Fan embossing folder to give the back panel some delicate texture. The video below will give you the details on how to stamp the main image. (I used Wild Wasabi and Always Artichoke for the leaves, by the way.)

So without further ado, here is the latest Crafty Clues by Heather:

So, indeed, goodnight, and when you think about it, take Mr. Lonely out of isolation once in a while and let him strut his stuff!  He'll really appreciate it!
Stamps: Stippled Blossoms (w126745; c126747); Teeny Tiny Wishes (w115370; c127802)
Paper: Bravo Burgundy (105123), Crumb Cake (120953) and Very Vanilla (101650) cardstock
Ink: Classic Stampin' Pads in Bravo Burgundy (126967), Pretty in Pink (126955), Wild Wasabi (126959) and Always Artichoke (126972)
Accessories:  Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049); Big Shot (113439); Labels Collection Framelits (125598); Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010); Fancy Fan embossing folder (127751)
Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set
Finishing Touches Edgelits
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder


  1. I love bravo burgundy, nice to see it used on such a beautiful card x


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