Sunday, January 2, 2011

SSS89, RRR Challenge #15 & Project Photography

I used this week's sketch at The Sweet Stop for this card.  Using circles on cards is still a bit of a challenge for me.  I'm hoping the two sets of circles nesties my husband got me for Christmas will help make this easier. Using the new nesties ties into Challenge #15 on Really Reasonable Ribbon blog.  That challenge has you using something new plus ribbon on a project. I also used some new (to me) papers.

I punched out & hand-cut a couple of the flowers in the paper to make my own flower embellishments.

I also decorated the inside this time and added a verse stamp.  This card is headed tomorrow to a friend that's facing a tough week.

Cardstock - Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Papers - American Crafts
Brads - MM
Ribbon - Michael's
Stamp - Stampendous (card front), Sweet 'n Sassy (inside verse)
Tools - Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder, Fiskars border punch, Paper Studio circle punches
Ink - Colorbox Fluid Chalk, Memento Tuxedo Black, CM journaling pen, Gelly Roll Clear Star pen

The heart isn't really gray.  I used a Gelly Roll pen to add a little sparkle and it photographed gray.  :(  I sure wish sparkle wasn't so hard to photograph.  Speaking of photographing....I tried a new set-up to get better lighting.  I followed some tips Patter Cross had on her blog Triple the Scraps in a post from Feb. 2009, Photographing Projects, to set up my "studio."  In my case, I took a white blanket, spread it over the back of the couch & a photo box (for height).  It's the closest I could get to natural light today since it's raining here.  Our daughter's cat thinks the back of the couch is his domain so he was my supervisor.  I couldn't resist sharing this picture of him observing {& patiently waiting to get his perch back} with you since he's looking so handsome.  :)


Patter Cross said...

Oooh, LOVE your card! Love the layering and colors especially! And glad the photo tips helped a bit. It does take time to find the right place that works in your home. Hang in there, and I pray you are enjoying the new place. :) Have a blessed day!

Destinae W. said...

Great card Steph!! I love all the colors!

Gemiel said...

Love the card. The colors are so cheerful. It will definately lift your friends spirits.

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Beautiful card, I love the bright fun colors!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Stop!!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

dolcreations said...

I just love all the layering of papers and the colours are so vibrant and pretty! Thank-you for joining us at sweet shop this week!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous sentiment to use with the pretty papers! Sure to lift someone's spirits!


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