Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Beginning

I made this card for a coworker whose birthday is on Saturday. I followed Beate's Weekend Sketch Cahallenge 31
Sorry, I haven't figured out how to post a link with just a neat little word yet!

It is my first time participating in her sketch challenge. I had to make a larger card to allow for more room for good wishes, since several people will be signing it. The card is 5"x 7". I used the large flower from SU's Embrace Life for my focal point and the sentiment is from Sincere Salutations. I stamped the flower in Stazon black and water colored it with my WWC. I sponged around the flower with More Mustard ink, but I thought it was a tad too dark. So I took a wet paper towel and removed some of the ink to lighten it a bit. I doubled matted it with Rose Red and Regal Rose. The final touch is a pink rhinestone from K and Co. in the center. The River Rock flowers are punched with the Three for You punch and are embellished with Orchid Dew Drops. They are attached to a Regal Rose panel that I embossed with my Cuttlebug. The patterned paper is from an Old World Mat Stack by DCWV. The paper was only 6" wide and my card is 7", so I cut it and separated it underneath the Rose panel. The sentiment was punched with the SU Key Tag punch and matted with Rose Red. I used the horizontal slot punch on the sides of the tag to make a slider for the ribbon. I was pleased with how this came out. I don't have much experience with using DP.
I hope Bharti enjoys her card, and I hope you do too. Thanks for looking! I am working tomorrow, and the weekend too, but I am hoping to post some projects we did in my after school class that I am teaching at my sister's school. Happy Birthday Bharti!
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1 comment:

Patti Gingrich said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. Love the name for your blog Paula! And your card is lovely, so soft and pretty. Look forward to seeing more. Hugs~Patti