Saturday, September 6, 2008

Thanks a Bunch-Grateful Elegance


I am honestly not sure how well I like this card. This is the card (from Just Give Me Stamps) I saw that inspired me, but I thought I'd try a different color pink. I am not real keen on making square cards so I usually try to adapt them to a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch size. Then I realized that pretty flower wasn't included in the sets I purchased from Verve (I'm using Grateful Elegance and the flower is from Beautiful You). Oh poo! I tried to make do with the flower that came in the set, but to me it looks too small for the rest of the card. I tried using a pop dot to give the flower some dimension, but all that did was bug me! It was too high for the card. Ah well, I still love the images. Mostly this is a straightforward card. I heat embossed with white in case you can't tell. The flower was stamped twice with black ink, embossed with clear powder and then I tried to color in the pink petals with my blending pen and Berry Sorbet ink. (I didn't know for sure if PTI's hybrid ink would work well. I got it colored, but probably wouldn't try it again). The bottom flower is colored in with Cocoa ink which I like better than I thought I would. I layered the two flowers and added a pearl. The little pearls on the bottom are glued onto 1/4 inch diameter hole punched cardstock using Berry Sorbet cardstock and sponged with Cocoa. I used my oval Coluzzle for the sentiment.

I'm sure people will say I'm being too hard on myself, and maybe I am. But I definitely want to try this type of card again...with a different flower...or maybe I should buy that set that has the flower in the inspiration card.  Ü



Stuff I Used:

Grateful Elegance (Verve Visual), Berry Sorbet cardstock, ink and ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Cocoa and Colonial White cardstock, Cocoa ink , Cocoa grosgrain ribbon (CTMH), Versamark ink (Tsukineko), white embossing powder, pearls, 1/4 inch hole punch, Coluzzle


Kathi Carlson said...

Very, very pretty. The colors are so pretty together. Aren't new stamps fun?

Melanie said...

I think it's very pretty!

stampmonkey said...

Yep, you're definitely being too hard on yourself. This card is gorgeous, Jeanne! The colors, the detail, the ribbon treatment, the stamps you used, everything! LOVE it!! I wouldn't change a thing.

Barb W said...

So so pretty! I love all of the little details you put into it.