April 11, 2008

Well, here it is Friday again - this week flew by for me!! It just seems like it was really busy but when I think about it, I really did not do much - LOL! I spent a lot of time in my stamp room though - I am lovin' that!! The kids were both back in school so I actually had time to myself! This no working thing is really working for me *wink*. Okay, so today I made a card using the Always stamp set which I love. This bird is so very pretty and I can see myself using it for all kinds of projects! I am sending this one to someone very special in my life but I can't tell you who because I know she reads my blog! So, here are the deets: The base of this card is Bordering Blue card stock which is not a color I use a lot, but I have decided I like it! The next layer is the Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper - isn't is beautiful?? I used my Ticket Corner Punch on the corners of the dp and then added Old Olive brads to the four corners. Then, using my coluzzle, I cut a circle out of Brocade Blue card stock and stamped the branches from the Always set on it in Brocade Blue classic ink. I then added some dazzling diamonds for a little pop. After adhering that to the card, I added a piece of ribbon from the Ribbon Originals District pack - I totally love this ribbon and have gone through about three packs already!! The image itself is stamped on Very Vanilla card stock in Sage Shadow classic ink and then stamped again in the same color and cut out. I popped it up on dimensionals to give it some depth, added some dazzling diamonds, and then mounted the Very Vanilla on to a piece of Sage Shadow card stock. I used my Corner Rounder punch to soften these two pieces of card stock, then sponged the edges with Sage Shadow classic ink. I also added some paper piercing to the corners. I punched out photo corners in Sage Shadow and Brocade Blue card stock using my Photo Corners punch, added some vintage antique brass brads, did some paper piercing, and adhered in the corner of the card. The sentiment is stamped on Sage Shadow card stock - I actually used my Basic Black stampin' write marker to color the stamp because I wanted the sentiment to be two lines instead of the one long line it is on the actual stamp. I then added a piece of Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware and I was done. I really do like the way this card turned out because I was going for soft and pretty, and I think that I accomplished that - is that conceited to say??!! I just mean it turned out the way I wanted it too - LOL! Anyway, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend, I am off to the doctor about these dang sinuses!!!

28 comments:

Deborah said...

Beautiful card Alex! I must get some Brocade Blue paper! You haven't mentioned Dexter lately? How is he doing? Good luck at the doc! Hugs, Deb

Denise... said...

Isn't it wonderful when something turns out just the way we wanted it to? Love that. Beautiful card.

Manna said...

This is very pretty! I do like the soft look you were after. And I also love this set.

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Alex...this is so beeeeautiful....you inspire me soooooo!.....I HAVE to cut this rubber!.....Shame on me for not doing it sooner!.....Thanks for sharing your talent ! Creative blessings, Debbie

Nikki Bond said...

That color combo is just stunning! I love the circle too...adds a very interesting element! {SMILES}......by the way...I received my "pay it forward envelope" LOVE IT!!! Just gorgeous Alex! It's already hanging on my fridge! Thank you soooo much! :)

Alex said...

Beautiful card! Love your work.
Started out over here to say hello to a fellow Alex and one who is Alexandra -NO I and not under 10 years old, LOL!
Will be back to see more of your creations. AWESOME!

Lauren said...

This is so pretty! The colors and layers are fantastic.

Melissa said...

Soft and pretty is a perfect way to describe it Alex! :)

Many Blessings,
M.

corinnesomerville said...

Gorgeous Card, Girlie !!! I JUST ordered this stamp set ! I couldn't stand seeing all the gorgeous cards (your definately included) made with it and HAD TO have it...hehehe :) Have you marked May 6th on your calendar yet..huh, huh, huh??? Convention registration day !!!! YIPPEEE !!!!
I'm glad you got some extra time to stamp this week..you deserved it after Puppy Patrol by yourself last week :) Enjoy my friend !

Maureen said...

Bee-UUU-ti-FUL!!!!! Love the card...this is one of my fav sets...and teh colors are cool...whoever you are sending it to is very lucky!

PS recommend the Neti Pot as recommended on Oprah by Dr. Oz - it has helped me finally beat this head cold thing I have had for just about 2 weeks....its weird - but it works!!! Swear to goodness!!
((()))Maureen

Flossie's Follies said...

I love that bird and that card is fantastic, your colors and DP are wonderful. have a great weekend.

Denise~ said...

This is beautiful Alex! Love the paper colors and that DSP. Great layout too. That bird is very pretty. Great accent with the glitter too, every card can use glitter right! :) Have a great weekend.

mochamama said...

Beautiful girl, your hours in the stampin room paid off!

NattyK said...

Lovely card Alex, great colours and image. x

Beth Norman said...

Totally adorable card. Your friend is going to love it!

My Paper World said...

Wow! It's really beautiful Alex!
have a great weekend!
Nicola xx

pescbrico said...

Really beautiful! :) Have a wonderful weekend :)

Amy G. said...

Your card is beautiful! I'm in love with that set too! ;) Good luck with those sinuses! I feel for you. BTW, LOVE the new family pic...you guys are adorable!

Deb said...

Beautiful card Alex, the weekend came round quick for me too, hope you have a great weekend!

angie said...

beautiful card Alex!! good luck at the docs!
have a great weekend!!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, Alex! I love the colors and your added sparkle!!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous card Alex! I love the colours!!! Glad you are enjoying your stamping time! I missed mine today....this volunteer stuff is getting in the way of my stamping...lol...can't wait til the school year ends ;)

Christie said...

I hope your doctor visit went well! BEAUTIFUL card as always! I love the bird! So sweet!

louise said...

OMG.... this is my favourite card I have seen on your blog ever Alex! I love love love it!

Ila said...

Beautiful card Alex!! Take care of those sinuses...and have a Great Weekend!!

Kim Marie said...

This card is VERY pretty!!
I love that bird and the colors are absolutely PERFECT!
Kim Marie

Diane said...

Such a beauty Alex,one of my fav colors and love the bling!!!!

Marlou said...

what a gorgeous!! gorgeous !! card Alex!! :) x