Hello, Hello! I'm glad to back to my blog page and posting a new card. I've been watching the trends and there are so many wonderful ideas, I don't always know in which direction to go, so I end up being indecisive. Does that happen to you too?
Today I just dove in and here's the result - a card for my forever friend, Anna! We've been hanging out together since our college days and have seen each other through thick and thin.
I wanted to make her a hip hip hooray to life card and hope I succeeded.
I was on Karen Dunbrook's blog, "Snippets", and admired a background she did. Of course, when I did mine, it turned out inside out. I wanted the leaves to have ink and the background white, but hey, go with the flow, right?
Go to Karen's blog to check out her beautiful backgrounds with Embossing Folders. I love this one she did below. Thanks for the inspiration. Karen. I can't wait to try it again. I think a better quality white CS will help me get a more vibrant image.
Stamps: Technique Tues, "Big Wish". Digi stamp chalkboard sentiment is the freebie from http://www.jellypark.co.uk/. Thank you Jellypark! Become a member, and you can get free digi stamps too. The prices are reasonable to purchase digi stamps and you will like the adorable images to choose from.
EF: Stampin Up "Vine Street"
Ink: TH spiced marmalade, fired brick, mustard seed, broken china.
"Big Wish" image is stamped with Stayzon on a brayered background of glossy CS. I used tumbled glass and a shade of green that I forget.
CS: SU, generic, shimmery blue scrap.
Pop dots to pop up the bold chalkboard sentiment.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Please come again!
Sister Act, "Anything Goes" #54 http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.ca/
The Card Concept #8, "Use and Umbrella". My card is Freestyle Collage with a beach umbrella. Come on sunshine! http://thecardconcept.blogspot.ca/
Oh Debbie...so happy you had a chance to try it out and I love your card! That image is one that I have wanted for so long too. I think your bkg. is great, it doesn't overwhelm your main image.ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up to my card.
Thanks for the positive comments, Karen! I can't wait to see what you create next! I'm looking forward to it.Delete
Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT xReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting, Sue and for the words of encouragement.Delete
LOL...I have done the exact same thing when trying to emboss/ink with a folder...never seem to get it right! It turned out beautiful though...love that folder and the chalkboard sentiment.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cathy. Gotta have a sense of humour! LOL!Delete
I love the 'reverse look'...it really makes the leaves stand out! Fabulous beach scene...makes me yearn for a holiday on the beach!ReplyDelete
That is one sweet free digi sentiment! Your forever friend Anna is going to love this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Card Concept Challenge!
Glad you like the sentiment from Jellypark. Check out some of their digi stamps when you can. Thanks for the kind words.Delete
I love how your inside-out card turned out, Debbie! I've been so busy with company and going out of town and now class, that I missed that beautiful card/post of Karen's, so thanks for the connection. I've tried to ink my EFs and had NO success with them, so I am bookmarking that link to check out when I have some time. Hope you are having a great week! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting Darnell. I hope your travels and visits were awesome! I've had a blast inking my EF's and need to post my efforts. I'll get to that soon. Keep smilin"Delete
See, looks like you are a natural. Even your 'wrong way' turned out wonderful!! It's lovely and the white area almost looks like modeling paste. Great design and color too. I do love Karen's blog too!ReplyDelete