Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Enjoy Life!

Hi! Hope everyone had a great day today. I know I'm late in posting, but you know how that goes sometimes :)

I made this card for a challenge (I know you're surprised at that one :) - and before I get started talking about this card, I want to tell you that a new challenge has been posted to the 2RedBananas blog with a prize involved :)

Okay, to the card..... the challenge is a color challenge and I had to use Stampin Up colors kraft, Not Quite Navy, and Baja Breeze or Sage Shadow. Well, I don't have any Stampin Up paper, but I do have some of their inks and this time I lucked out because I have Not Quite Navy and Sage Shadow. I also used a very fun tool that was new to me, Sponge Daubers by Tsukineko.
I started with a kraft card base and then used the sponge daubers dabbed into the Sage Shadow ink to make the polka dots on the base of the card (then I washed the ink right out of the dauber so I can use it for other inks, not sure how this will work for all inks, but it works for this one). I stamped the Stampendous flower with Not Quite Navy ink onto kraft cardstock and then used the dauber dabbed in Not Quite Navy to sponge some ink from the center of the flower out, worked like a charm. I matted the flower image on sage cardstock and then a Not Quite Navy substitute in Bazzill. I stamped "enjoy life" by StampingBella in the navy ink and then tied the ribbon and used pop-dots to adhere the flower image. To finish it, I HAD to add dew drops from the water collection. I don't know if I've ever shared this, but I always use mini glue dots to adhere my dew drops, they are perfect for them.

Our quote for the day: "A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities. " - William Arthur Ward

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great night!


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love these colors, but haven't had a chance to play this challenge yet... I love how you did the bling in the flower...and that cute ribbon!!!
hugs, Jami

Lynette said...

So pretty, Jeanette! Thanks for the reminder to use my daubers! :)

stampmonkey said...

I love, LoVe, LOVE this card, Jeanette! I've only used this stamp once and just recently bumped it up to near the front of the line to be inked, but your card may have just pushed it into the first position. lol Love what you did with it -- the bling center looks great! -- and I really like your idea of using daubers to make your polka dot background. Great job!

huntla1 said...

Hi there! I just found your blog so I was looking through some of the cards that you have made. I love your clean simple style. This card is a perfect example. I love the combination of blues that you have and how you left the ruffled flower just simply stamped. Very Pretty.