Friday, February 11, 2011

Happiness Always

My card for today was inspired by Sketch Challenge on Sudsol. You could use any combination of punches.

One of my favourite things to do when I am not working is to blog surf. I love to see what others do. On a blog that I visited awhile ago the gal had used a border punch on the sides of her card. This was not a Stampin Up blog but I love the challenge of being able to take our Stampin Up stamps and tools and create something from what I saw.

So that is what I did here, I used our scallop border punch on the sides, now I did trim the bottom off so that they ended up being exactly the same, as once it was folded the scallops did not exactly line up.

 I used the Decorative Label punch for my image base in Whisper White. I stamped the flowers purposely off the edge of the punched out piece then I colored the flowers with Stampin Up markers added some Dazzling Diamonds to the centres and popped them up on top of the first stamped image. I layered this piece with two Decorative Label punches in Maria Mist and then layered that whole piece on a piece of Early Expresso.

For the piece going horizontally I cut a piece of DSP 1 3/4 by almost 4" and layered that on a piece of Early Expresso.

I wasn't sure how to finish the card off so I just experimented by stamping the flower with the ink having been stamped off and then adding the sentiment over top. I think it looks kinda cool, don't you?

Here's what I used:

Stamps: Fast and Fabulous, Whimsical Words

Paper: Whisper White, Early Expresso, Marina Mist, retired DSP

Ink: Black. Marina Mist

Accessories: Stampin UP Stampin Write Markers, Baja Breeze and Pacific Point, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter


Carol said...

Your card turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing...Ooh, I like it.
Carol Jones

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Peg...I'm following you from Stampin' Connection.