Thursday, April 10, 2008

My Best Card Yet! (IMHO)

Good evening everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful day! Mine wasn't great. I have been feeling rather crummy all day. My stomach is so upset and I can't figure out why! PLUS, we have school tomorrow! On a Friday! The nerve! Haha. I am teasing. I know that we take for granted the fact that we don't have school on Fridays. This week we do though because we had a snow day earlier in the year! Oh well, on to the card!

Alright, so if you haven't noticed, I am a huge fan of sketch challenges but never find the time to participate in them! However, since my husband was gone for a few days I decided it was the perfect opportunity! *On a side note: He surprised me and came home early! He wasn't supposed to get home until tomorrow night but he came home last night!* One of my favorite blogs to check is MJ's called Techno Stamper! Every Monday she posts a wonderful card sketch called the "Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge". I had always wanted to participate in this challenge but had never had the time so guess what I did this week! I participated! :D Here is the card that I came up with!

I had not used my Merci stamp set yet (surprisingly) and I decided that this little butterfly was perfect for the square piece! I couldn't decide on colors at first so I started browsing through my dp and came across this beautiful 2 sided rose red dp! I loved both sides and decided it was perfect! I then contemplated on whether to add another color or not and finally decided that I should! So, what other color would I choose but the beautiful old olive??? :D So, I stamped my image with StazOn, watercolored it with my two colors and proceeded to make the rest of the card! Now, I am attempting to make my card and start gluing here and there when I suddenly realize that I glued the dp on UPSIDE DOWN! Yikes! I tried taking the dp back off but it was too late. I decided I was going to have to settle for a reversed sketch. I like how it turned out, I just hope it fits the challenge still! As for the rest of the card, I decided I wanted to use more of my build-a-brads with the polka dot dp along with a layer of striped summer picnic dp on the smaller rectangle. I did some paper piercing, added some bling to the butterfly, sponged the edges of the image, popped it up with some dimensionals, layered some ribbon at the top (using the "try a new technique" challenge on SCS) and voila, I'm done! Sorry about the long description, I just wanted to share in detail how I made it! :D (This happens to be my new favorite card!) Here is an up close picture of the butterfly!

I hope everyone has a terrific night and I will catch you all tomorrow! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamp: Merci
Paper: Bali Breeze dsp, Summer Picnic dsp, Rose Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Black StazOn, Rose Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Build-a-brads, Ribbon, Punches, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, SU! Glitter, Aqua Painter, Sponge Daubers


Addie Marie said...

Hi there! I randomly found your blog and just wanted to say how beautiful your cards are! I love the butterfly one especially, but all of them are awesome. :)

MJ said...

Just beautiful! I adore those papers and love the sketch flipped. Great job on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing!

Megan said...

Incredible! I know I say I love every card you make (which of course I do) but I really love this one! You're so great!

Thanks for the comment on my blog and saying hello. I miss you so incredibly much!!!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Cute card - cute bookmark - everything's really wonderful! Enjoy your weekend!

Carol O. said...

Very pretty card. I love the colors youn chose. I rarely add Old Olive any more, I think I need to force myself to re-visit an old favorite.