Good hump day to you! This morning I have a pretty card to share with you that I made to participate in the
Heart to Heart card drive. I will let you click on the link to learn more about it, but you're going to want to! It is a card drive to thank the caretakers of Alzheimer's patients with the chance to win $1000 worth of goodies! I'll be sending this along to the folks at the home where Carolyn's grandmother stayed.
I used the gorgeous Flourishes set, Cherry Blossom. I stamped the largest blossom branch in Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I had tried coloring this once with the Copics I have and it just wasn't the right pinks. When I cut it out and tried to sponge it, I totally screwed it up...it ended up in the circular file. I colored this with my color pencils and just a bit of blending in the flowers with OMS and blending stubs. I really like the softness achieved with the color pencils!
Labels 4 nestabilities dies to cut the image out and emboss it. While it was still in the die, I sponged around the edges with Ranger Antique Linen. I really wanted a mat, so I traced around the outside of the die - I really wish Spellbinders would come out with a large and small of the labels series sets, so we could have more matting options without all the fussy cutting! It's not perfect this way, but it works.
I set the focal layer up on dimensionals on the stamped background paper at an angle. It was hard for me to do!! But I really wanted a fairly simple card and it needed some sort of pizazz! lol I'll let you in on a little secret now...I punched a hole to slide the ribbon through, but it was in the wrong place! So I punched a second one, slid the ribbon through, and created a sentiment tag to place over the wrong hole! The sheer organza ribbon I used is a dream to tie a bow with! So soft and pretty! It's pretty inexpensive too. Check it out here.
Now that I look at the card, I think I may add some brown pearls to the corners. Other than that, this card is done, and I am happy with it! lol I think since I'm allowed to say when I don't like something that I make, I should be allowed to say when I do like something :o)
Before I go, I want to remind you to comment on this post by midnight tonight for a chance to win a Perfect Presentation template of your choice. Also, please check out all the wonderful goodies at Paper Garden Projects - great sales, great service and free shipping on orders over $60 (only $5 for under $60). Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a great week! :o) lyss
STAMPS: Flourishes Cherry Blossom; Stampendous Le London Script; Stampin Up Artfully Asian
INK: Memento Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Antique Linen
PAPER: PaperTrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Rustic White & Sweet Blush
OTHER: Color pencils (Koh-I-Noor & Lyra), OMS and blending stub; dimensionals; Spellbinders Labels 4 dies & Tag Trio dies; Ivory Sheer organza ribbon; SU ribbon slider punch