Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fast and Fabulous - Well Not Quite

What happened to the Sun Manitoba. Woke up this morning to dark clouds. While I do not mind the coolness I do like to see the Sun. Come Back Please.............

I was perusing Theresa's blog again last night "Crafting the Web" and came across another card that I really liked. As I have previously mentioned she designs for Gina K I believe. Anyway, wanting to use my Stampin Up stamps so I looked through my binder to see what I had, that would work for her flowers and the little butterflies, aren't they cute.

At first I was going to use Wonderful Watercolors which is retired but who cares but then I found Fast and Fabulous which is not retired yeah! The sentiment I already knew would come from Kind and Caring Thoughts such a great set so sad that it retired but the butterflies hummmm ............ were would I find those. Then my trusty binder showed me Branch Out again retired but it had the element I needed for the Butterflies. So long story short everything is retired except Fast and Fabulous.

I had to experiment to get the flowers to fall into place but thanks to the stamp-a-ma-jig I was able to place the flower pieces were I liked them. This is my first attempt at such a thing but I think I did pretty good. Would do it a little different if I were to do it again. To place the ribbon I cut a slit by one of the stems and threaded it through. I did find the grosgrain a little harder to tie in a bow compared to a satin but I only had grosgrain in Marina Mist. I used Pear Pizazz for the green sponging and Marnia Mist for the blue sponging. I stamped and colored two extra flowers and popped them up on top of the first stamped flower so that they could hang over the edge a little.

Here's what I used:

Stamps: Fast and Fabulous, Kind and Caring Thoughts, Branch Out

Ink: Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Black

Paper: Whisper White, Black

Card Base Whisper White, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Whisper White layer that was stamped on 3 5/8 x 4 1/2

Black Card Stock 3 7/8 x 4 5/8 approximately

Accessories: Copic Markers, Marina Mist Grosgrain Ribbon, Deminsionals, Sponges

Thanks for stopping by.


Anonymous said...

This is beautiful!

Barbra said...

this card is GORGEOUS. Great job on the coloring.

Allison Keller said...

I love your card! It's just gorgeous! I've been occupying myself looking at several of your cards but this was the first place I found I could comment! You are Really Talented and I admire your gift in crafting! I also love your card using Lovely As A Tree with the Woodgrain background! I'd love to know where you got your background woodgrain embossing folder? Also, I agree with you on your comment about retired stamp sets-"Who Cares"! It's so sad to not feel like you can use something because it is retired! There are too many gorgeous stamp sets! TFS! Your awesome!