Happy Friday to you and welcome! I hope your day is going well. Got anything special planned for the weekend? I am looking forward to some quiet (and hopefully crafty) time at home. :) I have a card to share with you that was inspired by that darling Julie Koerber's latest Hues to Use challenge over on the Power Poppy blog. You can see all of the details here! :)
Aren't those blues a lovely combination? There are so many possibilities! For my card, I chose to use the Sweet Memories stamp set for my image and the sentiment is from the Burst of Kindness set.
I started by stamping my image with Memento's Tuxedo black ink on a piece of cream card stock trimmed slightly larger than the navy frame that it would be layered underneath. After coloring it up with Copics and adding some shimmer with my Wink of Stella clear brush pen, I used my Krylon 18KT gold leafing to give the edges a nice finish.
Next, I assembled my card front using a couple of different patterned papers, a strip of navy paper at the top and a bit of punched trim at the bottom. After stitching it all together, I adhered it to a navy card base. This card measures 3 5/8" x 5 5/8". *If you've ever wondered why my cards sometimes have some pretty strange measurements, it's because many times I use a layering die for one of my panel cuts and then I either build the card out or in based on what size I used. In this case, I used a rectangle die for the largest patterned paper cut and then trimmed the other patterned paper to fit inside it.
For my sentiment, I stamped it on to a banner die cut using Stampin' Up!'s Night of Navy ink. *I will add here that I used Papertrey Ink's Chamomile and Chai inks to distress the edges of my panels before I put everything together.
Isn't that delicate swirling stem detail simply precious? Marcella really did a beautiful job capturing that Sweet Pea's dainty personality, don't you think? :)
Katie Sims <------You are here
Supplies not listed above: Paper-Classic Ivory from Flourishes, Blueberry Sky card stock from Papertrey Ink, Night of Navy card stock from Stampin' Up!, patterned papers from Anna Griffin's "Madison" 6x6 paper pad; Other-dotted scallop ribbon border punch from Stampin' Up!, rectangle die from Spellbinder's 5x7 Matting Basics B set, banner die from PTI, Stitched Rectangle Frames die from My Favorite Things and these Copic colors: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, E40, E42, E44, E47, W00, W0, W1, and W3.