Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Thinking of You-Artful Elegance

After my cleaning marathon yesterday, and dealing with a sore back, I decided I would take it easy today. So, I made a card! 100_4727 My inspiration came from this card by Janine Tinklenberg. She has a great and funny blog called Stamps, Paper, Scissors. If you check it out be prepared to giggle. Anyway...you can see where I started to follow her card and decided to finish it up a little differently. I have to admit that I like it. Stampin' Up recently started online shopping (in case you hadn't heard) and I immediately took advantage to buy a few tools I have had my eye on for awhile. I used the piercing mat I bought on this card. I love that little thing! Ü

The color combo is a bit different, but it looks good together, don't you think? I used Holiday Red and Kiwi, from CTMH, and a brown cardstock from Martha Stewart. I sponged the edges with Holiday Red, Kiwi and Chocolate ink. Then I cut a scallop circle with my Nestabilities and ran that piece thru my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder and sponged color on with Chocolate ink. You might not be able to tell from the photo but the square sentiment piece is a stamp that I paper pieced together. I stamped the image on the brown cardstock, Kiwi, Holiday Red and white. Then I cut out the pieces I wanted and glued them onto the brown base. The rest of the card should be easy to figure out.

My time is up for now...have to take the girls to swim class. If you have any questions please feel free to ask away.

Thanks for stopping by! Ü



Dawn said...

you are so GOOOOD!!!

Kathi Carlson said...

Very pretty! I'm not very brave with color, so I love the unexpected combinations and am always surprised when they look so good together. One more thing, if you right click on the photo of your card, it brings it up in Microsoft Photo Editor and you can see a larger photo. I took a good look! I'm glad you got the piercing guide. I love that thing. You will, too! TFS!!

Barb W said...

Ver pretty, Jeanne. Love the color combo. You're going to get a lot of use out of your SU! Piercing Pack. I love mine, too! Thanks for sharing!

The Cute & Adorable, Yet Ever So Humble, mE said...


Jeanne, I love this, it's very pretty and it totally matches your blog!

So glad that you are starting to like and get used to your new space IN the house... sounds like a GREAT time to purge the excess!



Inking Idaho said...

Very cool! Glad you like your new toys *Ü*