Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I just love how this card turned out! In my opinion, what makes this card so beautiful is the paper! I just can't get enough of Stampin' Up!'s newest Specialty papers! This paper is from the To the Nines Specialty pack and I think it is absolutely gorgeous. Sage Shadow has always been one of my favorite colors but I have never known what colors to pair it with...until now! I just love how wonderful it looks with Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand, and Always Artichoke! Now I didn't include the Always Artichoke in this card but I plan to use it soon! The sketch that I used for this card was from today's Splitcoast Sketch challenge. The sketch is one that I find to be very odd, but it's kind of fun! :) First I cut the back circles with my nestabilities and layered them on the Sahara Sand piece. I then added the bottom strip and used my scallop edge punch to add more detail to the bottom. Next I pulled out my much neglected and much adored Embrace Life set for the image and stamped the long stemmed rose three times. I then used my Sage Shadow ink pad and blender pens to color in the flowers and I pulled some Close to Cocoa along the stemps. I also wanted to use a little dimension so I stamped the flowers again, colored them, cut them out, and popped them up on dimensionals. That entire panel was then popped up with dimensionals over the rest of the card. The final touch came with the ribbon and the rub-on!
Again, I can't tell you how joyous it was to make this card! I made it for some friends of ours who will be getting married soon! I hope they like it! :D
Enjoy the rest of your night and make sure you stop by tomorrow for a fun blog hop that will be taking place at 8:00 a.m. EST here on my blog! Holly challenged us TSG girls to a fun challenge and I can't wait to show you my card. I happen to be very proud of it! Hehe!