April 20, 2010

SWEET!

Do your kids say this? It seems to be the word of choice for my 10 year old lately! Come to think of it, my best friend says it a lot too! *chuckle*
I was in the mood for bright and fun today so I thought I'd post this card I made a few days ago. I created the patterned paper on the bottom part of the nestie shape using the cool "ray" image from Practicing Creativity Designs set called You're Dandy. Wanna see how?

First I stamped the large ray image along the edge of my CS using Palette Hybrid ink in Sunflower, Orangerie, Beaux Arts Blue, Giverny Green and PTI Perfect Match ink in Pure Poppy.

The I repeated the same image in those same colors in between the first set of rays.

Last, I used a Copic Multiliner SP (this one is 0.03) to add dashed lines along the rays.

Then I just framed the section I wanted with my nestie and cut it out! I cut out another one using plain white CS and combined sections of them both together, covering the line with ribbon. The sentiment is from another set from Practicing Creativity Designs, called For the Love of Dots.

I cut the artisan edge out from the black card base and added dashed line with a white gel pen to tie in the dashed lines on the PP I created and also the ribbon. Simple and cheerful, in a nutshell.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a good one!

32 comments:

Laurie said...

WOW! SO cute! That stitching adds so much! And I love the bright colors! You are so creative!

Lori said...

Beautiful Dana!!! Thanks for the "how-to" as well. This is a bright and cheery card. Love it

BonnieRose said...

so beautiful!!!! Love how u use Courtney's stamps!

Mary Dawn said...

made. of. awesome!

Sherry said...

WOW! Fabulous card! Love the way the colors pop on the black!!

Sue Ann said...

LOVE IT !!!! Do you like their stamps?? I have been wanting the hot air balloon .......

Sasya said...

oh, i love these colors!!! :)

~amy~ said...

this absolutely rocks...totally creative use of courtney's stamps!

Diane Jaquay said...

OK, this is amazingly CREATIVE and I love love love it!!! YOU ROCK girlie!!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Lovely card, and great colors. What a great way to use the stamps.

Amy said...

Dana...it is nice to see another image used from this "ca-yoot" stamp set you bought! I think you may have sold me on it!! Love the colors!

megspaulding said...

This is such a fun card Dana! I love all those bright colors paired with black! And there is nothing better than that saddle stitch bow! Fabulous!

Val said...

Dana, I Love This Card! Very creative.

Mariana said...

WOW, this is a really great card!

Melissa said...

Love this--what a fun card! The colors are delicious and look so good with the black background.

Jennifer K said...

Sweet card. Sorry, just had to do it. :) Seriously thought, this rocks. At first I thought you used the PTI outline alpha to write the sentiment but then I saw that it's from another set. Still, this started the wheels turning on using that alph to write all kinds of "sweet" words.

Barbara said...

WOWZA!!! What a bold statement this makes! Fantastic, Dana!

Belinda said...

Lovely card and fun fun fun colors!

Jennifer Carter said...

Love this!! Love the bright colors and the design! And, I'll just have you know that because of your posts using this stamp set, Laurie, Amy & I are all buying this set and splitting shipping! So, you just sold 3 sets and really enabled us!! LOL!! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

I was going to say all sorts of nice things about your card, until I read what you wrote about me. *SCOWL*

So I'll just say this.....
Looks pretty SWEET!

Karen B. said...

Wonderful and bright! Great way to use Courtney's sets, I love them too!

Mara... said...

This is sweet!! I use that word all the time and I love it. :-) Thanks for the mini tutorial, I love seeing how people put their cards together. All those colors on the black background are fantastic!

Courtney Baker said...

Dana, girl, I'm so speechless! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

IamDerby said...

Really pretty Dana, the dashed lines add so much!

Dawn said...

Just had to leave a comment to let you know that your work is incredible! Love every single thing I've seen!

Terri said...

Very cool! Love the bright colors too!

Лена-Лен.-ленточка said...

Dana, hi! It so nice to see you in Sasya's DT and to be here in your blog! I hope it will be fun time to create smth new and beatiful!

Кудрявая said...

"Dana, I think your card is really cheerful! I'm very happy that you joined our design team and I'm sure that you'll like working with us!"

nika said...

Hi Dana!So beautiful card!I'm very glad that are waking to work together

quest said...

Hello, Dana! Pleased to meet you! Very nice to be in a design team with you, I wish you much inspiration and creativity!

Beth said...

April is a tough month for Greg. Maybe we should not let him out till May!!!!! I love looking at your cards. You are so talented. Love to you all, I miss you so much. Love you, Mom

Jenn said...

Love this card. Very bright and cheery!!