Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I'm on a roll!


I have yet another card to show you today. I've sold a few things on e-bay, and I always include a Thank-You card in the package. I've only done this about six times, so it's not a big deal, but it always gives me an excuse to play, and I had a lot of fun making this card. I followed Inspirational Card Sketch's sketch on this one, and quite like it. 

I wish I were a better photographer, because the colors are much more vibrant IRL. I've been playing around with lighting and stuff, trying to get more accurate pictures, but this one just wouldn't cooperate. I even purchased an "Ottlite" lamp, hoping it would make the colors more accurate, but it obviously didn't help, for this card's pink is very pink, not coral like it's showing here, and the colors of the flowers are much deeper than what you see.  I've seen some people set up very elaborate photo staging, and to be honest, I thought it was much ado about nothing. Now, I wish I'd paid more attention, because I could use some of that ado!

Recipe:

Basic Grey's Out of Print papers (Still love them!)
Recollections light-blue pearlized paper
Stampendous Flower Fields Woodland stamp
Spellbinders Lacey Squares die
Spellbinders Pennant die
EK Success Border Punch
Stampendous transparent embossing powder
Copics
Colorbox black pigment ink
Recollections sparkly butterfly
Seam binding ribbon from stash

Challenges:

Bearly Mine--Charm the spots off you (use spots)
Ladybug Crafts Ink--favorite stamp (This really is my favorite stamp, even though I don't use it much. I was very happy to see it work on this card.)
Incy Wincy Designs--Something Old and Something New (the stamp is old, the Spellbinders Lacey Squares die is new ((just bought it today!))
The Poodle Parlor--something found in the garden

10 comments:

  1. Wow! Love the colors and the card is just lovely! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends! :)

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  2. Hi there,
    WOW this is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! What a lovely idea to send a thank you card to your ebay customers. Love the image, the dp, the colour scheme is just beautiful. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

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  3. What a great card! And a great take on this week's challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

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  4. SUPER cute; dang, I'll have to buy something so I can have one of your cards!

    Love the colors and those flowers - so bright and cheerful!

    Thanks for joining us at TLT!

    Hugs, Michele

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  5. Beautiful card, love the ribbon and choice of colours. Thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, good luck. Blessings Hilde

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  6. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge. luv gina xx

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  7. just gorgeous!!
    thanks for joining us at bearlymine this time would love to see you next time too
    hugs
    laney

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  8. Beautiful card!! Love the pretty color combo and butterfly. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

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  9. I love your gorgeous card! The colours are amazing!

    Thx for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

    Did you know you can enter the Flutter By Wednesday weekly challenges with any makes with a butterfly, fairy or angel? Yours fits the bill perfectly!

    Mary J x

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