Thursday, June 17, 2010


Another fun Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge has inspired me to get my carding groove on.  Don't get used to so many posts in one month -- much less in one day. It's all just poor coincidence and a horrible need to want to participate and try everything. Not to mention I've been getting really excited about the comments that pop up on my blog. It's proof that someone skimmed or at least looked at the pretty pictures making it all worthwhile! Thank you ladies -- you are my motivation! On to card deets, shall we?

I recently received a wonderful hand-made gift and wanted to created a thank you card in attempt to express how much I loved the gift.  

Thanks - Arigato - Merci
Stamps: Arigato (Hero Arts), Asian Gardens (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink) 
Paper: Preppie Pack - Plum (Bazzill Basics Paper), Dotted Swiss (Bazzill Basics Paper), Cream (Recollections), Marbled Grey (Scrap Pack Recollections), Paperie Poolside & Greenhouse (Making Memories)
Ink: Brilliance - Pearlescent Blue, Pearlescent Sky Blue, Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Embellishments: Nestabilities - Classic Small Ovals, Classic Scallop Ovals Small (Spellbinders), Ribbon O' Spool - Light Blue (Offray), Stickles - Baby Blue (Ranger)

I am still trying various supplies out and must say I love how the Brilliance ink comes out on dark card stock. The picture, unfortunately, does not show the true warm color that the Plum card stock really is, but I thought a green would complement the rest of the card well. The color combo was probably influenced by all the Asian Garden set I had on my mind (when I was cutting out those tedious flowers) and because I kept craving green tea during my crafting session. The oval image begged to be framed on a nice scallop and by creative license I left out the yellow panel of the template. And there you have it. Here is hoping that the recipient does not read my blog first ;)

I can't wait to see what the other gals made...


Laurie Marmon said...

YAY! Comments on the old blog are fun aren't they? Pretty card! :)

Julia Aston said...

Your striped DP looks great on this - and what a fun sentiment - thanks for playing with WMS this week!

Claire Brennan said...

Och this is sooo cute!! so dinky! Thank you for playing along with us at WMS!

Sharli said...

Just beautiful - I love the card very much! Gracias!

rlo said...

Laurie Marmon - oh yes :) keep the love comin' ;)

Julia Aston - i had fun scrounging through my DP. Gotta use the stash ;)

Claire Brennan - i love your choice words. i might have to steal some of those!

Sharlie - thanks for stopping by. Too bad i didn't have "thank you" stamps in spanish or chinese. wouldn't chinese character stamps also be hot?!

Belinda said...

Oh silly me, never left a comment here! LOVE your card! The DP is just perfect and love your stamping of the sentiment on the black paper! :)

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