Friday, August 7, 2009

Sometimes it all just works.

Good morning everyone!

I very rarely sit down to make a card without having some sort of idea or sketch about what I am going to do. Now, having said that, it also very rare that what I end up with is actually what I was envisioning. Usually there's some element that just doesn't work the way that I had imagined. Every once in a while though, all the planets in the creative universe line up and imagination turns into a pretty decent piece of reality.
Such is the news of today's card. I wanted to do something relatively simple;but with a bit of pizazz as well. I had noticed that Kristina Werner embosses a lot of of her background images, so I wanted to incorporate that here. I used my favorite background stamp "Fine Lace" to accomplish that aspect. It is a bit hard to tell in the picture, but it really is cool IRL. Secondly I wanted to use some embroidery floss instead of ribbon to create another interesting and unique element to the card. I used Versamark and my SU chalks with daubers and blender pens to color the flowers, which are from the retired hostess set "Echoes of Kindness." Finally, a bit of faux white stitching around the edge of the card made it all come together. So, what do you think? That's all for me today, at least creatively. I plan to hop around and see what everyone is up to today, though. Have a great weekend and I'll be back on Monday.

Paper: Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Tempting TQ.
Stamps: Echoes of Kindness, Fine Lace Background, Fundamental Phrases
Accessories: Embossing tools, Blender Pens, Chalks, white gel pen.


Kim said...

You are so right, everything did align perfectly with this beautiful card. The colors, layout and image are fabulous together!

Ann said...

Oh, I agree, this turned out beautifully!

Amy J said...

This turned out wonderfully! Great job!

Vicki said...

Just beautiful! Soft, sutle and great accents! Blessings to you!

Ginny said...

love the colours on this, so soft and pretty :0)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I love the coloring job and the color combo chosen - great job!