Monday, February 11, 2008

One of a Kind - Beate's Sketch #34

Yeah, two weeks in a row I was able to participate in Beate's Friday Sketch Challenge.

Forgive me for the Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa Combo. I guess I am still thinking Valentine's Day, even though this card was supposed to be for my club, not Valentine's Day. I am thinking of reworking the colors, we will see how my time goes this week.

Images are from the One of a Kind stamp set, which is becoming a favorite already. I stamped the large flower from the set onto Very Vanilla in Chocolate Chip Craft ink. I then embossed this with clear embossing powder. I colored the image with my Pretty in Pink Classic Ink Pad and Aquapainters. I was not too fond of the look, it needed "something". So I repeated the process again on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla. I colored this with Pretty in Pink and Purely Pomegranate with the Aquapainters. Then I cut this image out and popped it off the original image. I thought the flower still needed "something". I have been sitting with the Build a Brad box on my desk now for a few months and nothing amazing had come to me with them, but tonight I thought that the Build a Brad would be perfect for this card. I stamped the small circle flower from One of a Kind in Purely Pomegranate on another scrap of Very Vanilla and punched this out with my 1/2" Circle Punch. After building my brad I popped this in the center of the flower, much better.

For the base of the card I used Chocolate Chip, followed by Very Vanilla and then Pretty in Pink. I pulled out the Close to Cocoa Designer Series Paper and pulled out a piece of scrap, which fit perfect. I layered both the stamped image and the Close to Cocoa Designer Series Paper with Chocolate Chip. Then I assembled the card.

Ok, so I was not done, the card still needed "something". I pulled out the Wide Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate and the Pretty in Pink Narrow Grosgrain Ribbon because I was not sure which one would work best. I decided to layer the ribbon and use them both.

In the end I liked the way the card turned out. I think I am going to play with the colors so that it does not look like a Valentine's Day card. Maybe Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip instead.

1 comment:

beate said...

Another BEAUTY!
Hugs and smiles