July 02, 2007

Another wedding card & some sympathy

Wheww. I'm so glad I found my camera cord. I felt lost not being able to upload any photos. Seriously, it was the weekend of doom because I couldn't update my blog with pictures!
This is the second of 3 weddings cards that I'm making. I bought a package of Martha Stewart ribbon tape recently, and while looking through my SU stamps, I just knew it would work for the retro "Quirky Quips" set. When I began playing around with it, it just turned into a wedding card! This LO is based on Julee's Blogger Bingo Sketch #2. In real life, the colors match perfectly (I spent a LONG time mixing inks to match that Salmon reddish pink ribbon!!)

SUPPLIES: Stamps are SU and TAC, CS is SU and Bazzill, small flower punch, ribbon from my stash, ink is a conglomerate of colors and brands, MM ribbon charm, Martha Stewart ribbon tape, CB embossing folder, Zig markers, Signo gel pen.

This card started out differently too, but ended up as a sympathy-type card. (Those are the only words I could fit on the pink word area that made sense.)
I used my "Big Blooms" set and Papertrey's words set, along with some Chatterbox PP, some Bazzill and some SU cardstock, ink was Hero Arts versa cubes, Cat's eye chalk ink, and Ranger Archival, ribbon and brad from my stash. Oh, as an afterthought, I added Papertrey's tiny flower and dot to the middle of the SU big flowers too.
I wish I had chalked or inked around the edges of the pink word area...it blends in too much with the CS under it.
I had fun with this card because I like using colors that might not normally go together. It makes it a challenge!
I wanted to give a shout-out to this AWESOME online store I discovered! It's called Trendytadpole, and they have the most adorable, unique, hip clothes for babies and toddlers. Look at this pretty cherry blossom onsie I want to get for my friend's soon-to-be baby! It makes me want to make a card to match right now! I also ordered this t-shirt for our youngest. He has the most enormous tummy after he eats, and the Buddha Belly is SO him! There are quite a few that I wish came in adult sizes because they are so fun.
I just wanted to let you all know that I found this fun shop, and if you need a hip baby gift, you might find one here!


Julie Campbell said...

Wow! You do amazing work! These cards are perfect!

Allison said...

Wow...so great, again!

Ewokgirl said...

Great cards! I especially like the wedding one.

Thanks for the link to that store. I love checking out fun new stores with unique items!

Martha said...

I love your cards. I eagerly await every post just to see what you have done now.

Jessica said...

These are two great cards! i don't know which one's my favorite, i love them both!

Michelle said...

Both of these cards are just beautiful!

Corie said...

Fabulous. Great color combos!!!

Shadowcatcher said...

These cards are fabulous. Love the colors and textures. You're a pro!

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! Great cards!