Sunday, January 20, 2013

Thank You for a Great Friend- Mixing Old and New!

Hi Stampers!!

This week has been hectic (as usual) but I needed to create a few cards for family and a dear friend.

I decided to use the bright cheerful colors of this week’s CQC172 ColourQ Challenge along with the Freshly Made FMS69 sketch to create a fun thank you card for a great friend of mine who loves pink and “cute” cards.

I know I have said it many times, but it is truly amazing how so many artists can use  one color combination (and/or a sketch)  and interpret it in so many different ways.  If you have not had a chance to stop by the ColourQ or the Freshly Made Sketches site yet, check them out and you will see so many different cards and samples -they are fabulous!!

This card is very easy Clean and Simple (CAS) card to create (a few punches, embossing and only one stamp):

Cut a piece of Summer Starfruit cardstock on the diagonal and emboss using the Big Shot™ and the Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Vine Street Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Also emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the new Needlepoint Border (cross-stitch) Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Trim a bit off the ends of the Summer Starfruit layer and adhere to the Whisper White layer per the sketch.

Add a strip of Basic Gray Designer Series Paper (DSP) – again trimming the edges to the angle needed to match the diagonal layer.

Use the 1” Circle Punch to cut the Summer Starfruit “medallions” from the Sycamore Street DSP (another SAB item) and mount onto 1 ¼” Circles punched from Basic Gray and 1 3/8” Circles punched from Poppy Parade cardstock.

Use the 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch and the Blossom Punch to punch out flowers from Melon Mambo cardstock – add the round “centers” created in the step above and add to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the sentiment and add pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  All Cheer I (retired)

Ink: Poppy Parade (retired)

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Poppy Parade, Scyamore Street DSP (SAB 2013), Basic Gray DSP (retired Hostess Level I Pack)

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Vine Street and Needlepoint Border (cross-stitch) Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders,  Punches-Circle- 1”, 1 ¼”, 1 3/8”, 1 ¾” Scallop Circle, Blossom, Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by- if you have the time to stop back again later, I will be posting another card shortly!


Jen said...

What a bright and cheerful card! I love the flowers with their pearl accents! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful and bright card, Julie, I love the design and all the lovely flowers, and of course the embossing! thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ this week.

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful card and amazing use of this week's colors. So glad you were able to join us at the ColourQ.

Jen Timko said...

This is really pretty! Love the flowers and the colors are great! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Julie! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

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