December 08, 2008

Grateful Card

This is one of my favourite cards of all time! I think it is elegant and well, really pretty. I hope you like it too. The colours of the card are more vibrant in real life. Sorry!

Grateful card The base is close to cocoa 4.25" x 5.5", top fold. The next layer is Designer Series Paper (DSP) patterns in pink pirouette. Then comes a layer of chocolate dots from Bella Rosa DSP. The velvet ribbon I chose used to look pinker but the brown shows through and mutes the colour a bit, darn. I was going to use a soft, easy to tie ribbon and make a nice loopy bow or a soft tie but the ribbon I had was really wrinkled and I was too lazy to iron it. I was considering buying a ribbon iron when I remembered I have a mini iron I used for sewing so now I have to get that out. The wrinkling motivated me to start wrapping my loose ribbon on clothespins. I couldn't find the old-fashioned ones so I used the regular ones. The pearls are from the Pretties kit adhered with Crystal Effects. I couldn't decide if I should use two or three but I like it the way it is.

The final layers are cut with... drumroll please... my new Nestabilities! Woo hoo! I just love them. If you don't have them do anything, sell your... no, I was not going to say firstborn ;) stuff you aren't using on Ebay or to get these. The largest layer is chocolate chip followed by pink pirouette and white. Grateful is stamped in close to cocoa. The flower is coloured with Copics, I started with yellow on the flower petal tips and pink in the centers.

I was happy with it until I worked on choosing papers for the rest of the card. I had the mix I wanted all picked out, however, when I put the flower on top I didn't like it. The yellow was to bright even though I only used pale colours. So I used the colourless blender to push the colour out to the edges of the petals to soften it then added two more layers of pink. Now, I am happy with it. Thanks to Marianne of I Like Markers for the fabulous tips!

Thanks for visiting!

RECIPE               Stamps: Natural Beauty, Small Script     Ink: close to cocoa, Adirondack pitch black     Paper: pink pirouette cardstock and DSP, white, chocolate and cocoa CS, Bella Rosa DSP     Accessories: label one Nestabilities, ribbon unknown, Copic markers, pearls

NOTE: For future reference, I have a lot of Stampin' Up! supplies so everything is usually SU! unless I note otherwise, especially if the tag at the bottom reads Stampin Up products. I can't promise to be perfect, but my goal is to try and put the brand (or unknown) next to all other products!

For my real favourites, I will link the products to the manufacturer's website or an online store that carries the it. Hope the helps!


ScrappinGalz said...

Beautiful card! TFS

Sara said...

Very Very pretty

Jacquel said...

Your card is so beautiful! love the colors, layout and that pretty pearl!!