Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fun & Fast Congrats

This card is for my sister Michelle, who was accepted into Teacher's College! I used Beate's weekend sketch, and Kristina Werner's colour challenge - my first time playing in both these challenges! I loved both the sketch and the colour combo - I'm all about Rose Red and Old Olive lately. I used more white than I would usually, and really like it. I need a new mantra "white is my friend...breathe...white is my friend" I'm usually so scared of white space!

I paper pieced my fav bird, added shadow with my Going Gray ink pad and a blender pen. The cuttlebug folder is Spots and Dots. I wanted to use a ton of different patterns, it's fun to mix them all up together. The bird layer is popped up.
For the insert I omitted the bird using markers and stamped repeatedly. The photos are kinda washed out, but I love the vibrancy of this card IRL. I added a little rhinestone to the flower center too, it's hard to pick up without maximising the photo.

Glad I finally got something new on this blog, I've been doing mainly SUO projects at thINKingstamps lately.

Happy Stampin'

Supplies Used: Fun & Fast Notes, Polka Dot and Cheer & Wishes stamp sets. Whisper White, Rose Red and Going Gray card. Rose Red and So Saffron prints DP. Stazon, Old Olive and Going Gray ink. Spots and Dots Cuttlebug folder. Cuttlebug. Square Nesabilities. Clear Rhinestone. Old Olive wide grosgrain. Stampin' Dimensionals. Some supplies available from Stampin' Up!