Tuesday, September 15, 2009
A Great Lookin' Card
My BFF had her birthday on September 11th. Did I happen to mention that she is a Stampin' Up! demo and she does awesome cards? I new I wanted to make a card using all of The Angel Company products, as I'm a demo for that company, so the heat was on! What to do, what to do! I felt like I was back in 5th grade Art Class, and you were going to be critiqued, and you knew it. Now mind you, my friend never said a word to me...I was putting all the pressure on myself. So, this is the card I came up with. I'm thinking it looks pretty darn good, if I do say so myself! My BFF has always said "It's all about matting" so I knew I had to do some layering. I started out with some purple cardstock as my base, followed by a mat of black. I then went into my Soar With It Collection, called Angelee and found some nice fall colored DSP. I then used the top note die and made a black or was it dark brown bottom layer. I then took some ivory paper and made another top note die, but this time, I trimmed of the edge of it, so you would see the brown layer beneath it. I then went to work on that ivory piece I just die cut with my Big Shot. I used a 'new to me' stamp, that I got off of Ebay called Crackled. It is a retired TAC stamp. That sure did make a great background. I then used a flower stamp from the Treasure It set. I believe it is called 2 step stamping, where you put lighter ink on the flower, and then use the outline of the flower stamp, and use a darker color. I then used Tim Holtz's Distress ink, called Tea Dye. I finished it off by putting some antique brads on the top notes, and tried to brighten it up a bit by putting some pink ribbon on it. I hope you enjoy the look of it, as much as my BFF and I do! I even think The Angel Company would be impressed.
Hope all is going well with all of you.
Lots of hugs coming your way~