Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Together Forever

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!

Good night!


Tasha said...

OH my gosh Steph this is superb, so so stunning and elegant and just beautiful. I like the papers but for me, my favourite bit is the stamped image and how you have given it depth - just so lovely. WOW!
lol i love all the names of the Stampin up goods, makes me chuckle
love tasha xx

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the softly colored calla lillies. Beautiful!

Allison said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I absolutely love the colours and how you've coloured the flowers.

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful! Love the color combination you used, you are right, it is great!

Giovana said...

Awesome card!!!! Love the colors.

God bless

Jekka said...

BEAUTIFUL! That's the first thing that came to mind when I saw your card. The colors, the image, the paper, it's all SO perfect.

Jessie/knightrone said... I NEED any more paper.hehe

Gorgeous card girlie!!