August 09, 2010

Delicate branches


So did everyone have a good weekend? We actually didn't have to BE somewhere for the first weekend in quite a while, so it was nice to just relax and do fun things for once! I spent a lot of time in my studio, we went to the community pool, for a family bike ride, and my hubster took our youngest to the county fair for rides, fun food and a monster truck show.

Today's card is simple and sweet. I finally inked up some stamps I've had for a while, Delicate Branches by Inkadinkado. I embossed them in white on kraft, sponged on some pink ink and used a white gel pen to outline the image. Then I mounted the panel on a rustic white CS base and added a bow using May Arts pink twill from the Practicing Creativity Designs store. I added the raven in black on a pop dot, and a sentiment from YOF: Sweet Peas by PTI.

Thanks for stopping by today friends!

27 comments:

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Oh Dana I love this card and so perfect for many different occasions.

Lindsay said...

Oh I love this! Kraft and pink, what a combo and that stamp is so lovely! Great card Dana!

~amy~ said...

such a striking card...that raven is the perfect touch!

Karen B. said...

So soft and pretty, the card wouldn't be the same without the raven though, great addition!

IamDerby said...

Very pretty Dana!

Courtney Baker said...

This is super pretty girl!

Lisa V. said...

What a great card. I love how the raven provides such a great contrast. Just perfect.

Christina said...

So simple and pretty! I love the pink sponging over the branches, and the raven is a brilliant addition for contrast.

..::Paulina::.. said...

This is so pretty, Dana! You totally rock at CAS cards!

Jennifer K said...

White + Pink + Kraft = Love. :) I'm so glad you took the kraft all the way to the top of the card - it makes it so dynamic!

Laurel said...

Wow this is gorgeous!

Diane Jaquay said...

So beautifully simple Dana, I really LOVE this!!!

Baseret said...

Very pretty Dana! I love how the white pops on the kraft.

Keva said...

What a beautiful and soft card! I love the serenity of it. Great job on this...

Leah said...

So pretty, isn't nice to finally use stamps in our stash? :)

Sue Ann said...

D love how the Raven really pops off the card. LOVE IT!!!

Jen Carter said...

This is so pretty! I love how you added the pink around the embossed branches. That is such a nice touch! Very cute!

Belinda said...

So soft and pretty! :) Love the inking and the raven is just perfect!

Sasya said...

Dana, this is so elegant!!

Amy said...

Oh Dana....I love how you sponged the color over the branches and that find white line to define your image! I have yet to try using this simple technique.

Alice Wertz said...

simply beautiful!

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh my! Another gem! I love it Dana!

Laurie said...

WOW! The color behind the branches looks so pretty! I just love everything about this card!

Jackie Pedro said...

SO PRETTY, Dana! Love the pink bow!

pattylt said...

Great card! I love the simplicity of the branches and bird and that bow is just WOW gorgeous! The subtle inking over the branches is just spot on perfect!

Jill said...

Dana, this is so unique and really lovely! I especially enjoy how the bird just POPS! :-)

Jessica said...

Wow - this one just jumped out at me. i've been wanting that same stamp set (Delicate Branches), but am finding it elusive. tried to order it a few months ago (maybe from Frugalities?) and they were sold out. It's hard to find in stores, too.