Monday, January 26, 2009

Priceless in Pink and Brown


Wow, what a weekend! Our new puppy, Suzie is just a sweet, sweet girl; but she is keeping us on our toes! I'll post a picture later today or tomorrow so you can see her and tell you the story too.

The card today is actually one I'd done back in December for Just Cards class. I'd forgotten that it had never been on the blog, and since Valentine's day is just around the corner, I thought it might inspire some of you to break out your "Priceless" stamp set and make one of these for yourself!

I started with a card base of Close to Cocoa 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded. It's layered with Pretty in Pink then Whisper White and a piece of Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. The focal piece of Whisper White is matted on Chocolate Chip and both of these layers are accented with the Ticket Corner punch.

The Bella Rose layer is sponged with Pretty in Pink ink and along with the Whisper White it's on is wrapped with a piece of Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon.

I stamped my focal image in Close to Cocoa using the large swirl from the stamp set. The flower is stamped in Pink Pirouette on a scrap of Whisper White, trimmed out with my Paper Snips and mounted on a Stampin' Dimensional. The center is created with my fav - Rhinestone Brads in Circle Fire! For the greeting, I turned to my trusty, well loved stamp set - Small Script. The "Love You" is stamped in Riding Hood Red on Whisper White and punched out with the Small Oval Punch. It's edged in Pretty in Pink ink and mounted on Chocolate Chip punched out with the Large Oval Punch. I used another dimensional to mount the greeting to the card front.

It's actually a pretty simple card - the layers and sponging make it feel more luxurious which is the goal, right?

Have a happy Monday everyone. I have a very busy week here. Two card classes tomorrow; we leave for Emma's USFSA Eastern Sectionals Championships in New Jersey on Wednesday (Go National Blades!) and Suzie the puppy to make it all FUN! Whew!
~~Robin

6 comments:

  1. Lovely card! i'm surprised you didn't sponge around the flower, too :). I don't have that set (yet) but have now fallen in love with it...the flower also immediately made me think of the flower in the Polka Dot Punches flower from the sale-a-bration catalog that i'm eager to get.

    Welcome to Suzie Pup, i'm eager to see her picture and hear her story.

    And best of luck to the lovely Emma at her competition!!

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  2. goal accomplished! easy enough but looks like it took a while to create! it is beautiful!

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  3. Perfect timing Robin! I was playing with a similar set this morning (Doodle This) but didn't come up with anything I love. Now I will copy your card - my stamps are close enough and I have the same papers. Thank you!!!!

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  4. Oooo, so pretty! You know I love these colors! Great card!

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  5. Very pretty! I need to break out and use the priceless set more frequently as it is so elegant looking.

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  6. Hey Robin ~ this is just beautiful! I love all the layers! Wonderful card!

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