Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Colleen!

I made this card for my good friend and downline Colleen for her birthday today. Happy Birthday Colleen! Hopefully she gets the card today in her mailbox. Once I saw the Stamping411 sketch for this week I knew I had no excuse to play along. So I had some quiet time Saturday before we left for weekend plans and put this card together following the awesome sketch for this week. This is a sketch I could find myself using over and over. Here is the sketch:


I was also pretty proud of myself since I haven't stamped in a few weeks! I know the horror, but I have a bunch of good reasons.  ;-)  You see, we just got back from our annual big vacation so I was getting ready for that then away. I can say I will be stamping a lot in the next few weeks ... you see there will most likely be invitations to send since I got married while on vacation on May 6th and we are planning a party to celebrate. Then of course I already have a list of thank you's that I need to work on.  :-)

Anyways, back to the card. I went for a tropical feel and I think I got that by using Pumpkin Pie & Tempting Turquoise cardstock with the Cheers to You stamp set. I got to play with some markers and my Aquapainter for the image. I just colored a bit of each marker on a wood mounted stamp case and grabbed the color with my Aquapainter for a watercolor look. Be careful that the Aquapainter isn't too wet. I used the Big Shot for the background embossed layer and the scallop square layer. Then I finished it off with a faux bow and sentiment. I hope Colleen likes it!

Supplies:
Stamps: Cheers to You, Tiny Tags
Ink: Tempting Turquoise Ink, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry markers
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet Embossing folder, Scallop Square Duo die, Whisper White organza ribbon, linen thread, Brights designer buttons, jewelry tag punch, Basic Rhinestone jewels

Happy Stampin',
Christine

3 comments:

  1. Wooohooo, sounds like a big congrats is in order!! Your card is super cute, love the ribbon/button/tag combo with the yummy looking cocktail :)

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  2. What a fun card! Love the bling, texture......heck, I love it all!

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  3. So cute -- love the tiny tag! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

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