Sunday, July 5, 2009

Tango on Fifth Avenue

Tangerine Tango that is! This is a colour that I really like but hadn't had much of a chance to play with so far. That said, the card used is tango - the ink colours used for this cool floating watercolour technique were actually really rust and pumpkin pie - I didn't have a tango ink refill.

I think Fifth Avenue Floral may be my favourite stamp set from this catalogue - it was top of the wish list anyway, and is just perfect for this technique. I actually made the flowers a few weeks back - as soon as I got my hands on the stamps, but have only now gotten around to doing something with them. There was a little bit of dazzling diamond glitter in with the embossing powder but I think the hint of sparkle just adds to the magic of this look.

I teamed the Tangerine Tango up with Old Olive, using the now retired 'French Script' background stamp (current equivalent is 'En Francais') to stamp on vanilla card, with some sponging around the edges. Oval punches were used for leaves and the sentiment (from the 'Occasional Greetings' set). Old Olive ribbon and brads finished the card off nicely.

Yep. I am pretty sure that This is my most favourite stamp set - for today anyway!


  1. This is great Tracee. I love the colour combo and the hint of glitter.

  2. Hiya!
    I too love the Colour and the set, a real wow glam kinda set.
    I was just wondering, did you use water colour paper, or just whisper white? Ad is it water colouring with a lot of water or aquapainters?
    Kind Regards,


  3. just gorgeous - really like the colour combo too