Friday, November 7, 2008

Enjoy the Little Things!

This is the Sketch Challenge card for Splitcoaststamper this week. I really wish the photo showed the sparkle it has, but many, many pictures later, this was the best one.

I really kinda fell into the design before I even realized it was the card I thought I wouldn't be able to think up. Everyone has seemed to be doing these neat square frames from the border punches, so I was playing around and found a way to elongate the square (could I just say rectangle? :). Then I dug around to find something that fit the size I had made..."Enjoy" worked like a charm. I embossed it with some black embossing powder that had glitter in it, and stamped "the little things" in black stazon. Still having the cupcake stamp in the table from a previous card, I put one in the middle and colored with gel pens, popping up the cherry with Red PolyMark (very cheap at Walmart!)

I am not sure why I felt the the card base had to be Cameo Coral, must have been the way the cupcake paper looked...but then I needed pattern paper to anchor the two colors together. I ran into this same problem last week with a color challenge using odd colors together, I found that making my own background paper was the most handy. Surely I must have sweet little candies in my stamps somewhere!!! Oh yes! here they are, haven't seen daylight in a few years, but I used the candy border from retired "Fun Frame Borders" at an angle and then painted them with the green and coral to match the solid looked okay, but after I added that sugary Dazzling Diamonds, it looked great. I stuck them together and I was done! Yay! Now, on to other things! Hope you have a great weekend!


bigSIS said...

Very neat card! My only suggestion is take the scalloped look to the background paper by either 1. layering it with black scalloped paper behind to make it pop more or 2. layer it with the black (very narrow) and scallop the background paper itself. What do you think?

Keep up the creativity and have a beautiful day!

Heidi said...

I love the scallop rectangle. I think popping it up would give you enough POP. But love the sketch

Kerry said...

Fun the rectangle frame!

Tina said...

LOVE the border with the scalloped punch, very cool! Your cards are fantastic!