Friday, March 6, 2009

Sweet Stem Flowers "Friends" Card

I tried this Weekend Sketch Challenge for the first time with this card. Upon seeing the challenge, I reached for a scrapbook set of papers I had bought at a book sale (actually I bought 2 sets). Finding this flowery warm-colored flower print, I wondered if I had any stamps to match? Honestly, I have so many flower stamps that I would have been astounded if I didn't, but "Could I find one to match?" was really the question of the hour!
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My first thought was Doodle This or That...but then I saw my new Sweet Stems set, and by golly, they were the right sizes and pretty close of a match. I stamped in Stazon Black and colored them with my prisma pencils. Having used Office Max Cream for my stamped paper, because it so closely matched the pattern paper, it looked pretty pale against the print...so I found a "brownier" tan and scribbled the backgrounds behind the flowers until it got pretty close to what I wanted. I scalloped the Bravo Burgundy piece and the holes "disappeared" on the print, so I repunched with the cream and attached that piece behind the burgundy and oriented the holes directly above the burgundy holes so it would 'light up' the lace. After trying to fill up the space to the left of the image with a variety of ideas, I just added a little of some punched green last to the edge. Still, I needed something else...so I took the "friends" label off a card I had recieved from a friend, and it worked so that I can pass it on to another friend. I guess that's what "friends" are for!

Have a good weekend!
C-ya later!

4 comments:

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card and that dp is so pretty! lovely work...tfs!!!

Jaspere said...

Lovely. Great match for sure.

Sara said...

Beautiful-everything on this card works so well

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful card!
Love the paper, stamps and color combo! you did a wonderful job.
sherry