January 13, 2010

Earth Love Road Less Traveled for Whimsical Wednesdays

I got so many new goodies today! Woo Hoo! Earth Love paper pack was one of my latest acquisitions and it was perfect for a card for Whimsical Wednesdays.

eath love road
I got the card finished except for the sentiment and had to think hard to find a phrase that was not only something different but was in a fun, whimsical font just right for this paper. I think this one is perfect. The card base is kraft run though my Cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I went over the dots with white snow ink from Papertrey Ink. It looked too perfect (but can’t wait until I want want perfect white dots!) so I ran some cocoa ink around the edge only. 

The green twill around the card is a fake out. I put a foam dot right in the middle of the panel where the ribbon would thread through so I slipped a tab of ribbon under the left side and I just put two pieces of angle cut ribbon together, slightly staggered, tied with twine and stuck the edges under the panel. I actually really like how it turned out. It uses way less ribbon and there are no ugly ends on the inside of the card either.

Thanks to Jack for this great sketch. I loved the three circles at the bottom! Thanks Jack. I hope you all played last week because DDSC18the prize from Katie at Paper, Makeup, Stamps will be revealed! I can’t wait to see what it is! Come on  now, Christmas is over, it is time to PLAY! Try out this week’s sketch, it is really fun and different! Think of those circles as letters, buttons, flowers, punched circles of patterned paper! The strip under the main panel can be ribbon, lace or cardstock or DP but you could also substitute some kind of shape or embellishment because they aren’t very long! You know you waaaanna! Upload to your blog or a gallery with DDSC18 and don’t forget to visit Mr Linky at Whimsical Wednesdays with the DIRECT link to your project. HAVE FUN!! When taking a look at the DareDevils blogs, please excuse Cassie, Darla and Heather this week.

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps:
Verve Beautiful you
Ink: cocoa, coral-SU!, scattered straw-Distress Ink, ColorBox roan chalk ink, fresh snow-PTI
Paper: kraft, vanilla CS-SU!, Earth Love DP-Cosmo Cricket
Accessories: white jute-Sharon Johnson Stamp Simply store, twill-SU!, PTI buttons, foam dots-Jody Morrow, Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder

7 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I LOVE Earth Love!! I think mine is close to gone! Ack!! I LOVE your card Rebecca, the buttons are a perfect touch! Beautiful work! :D

Kris said...

Beautiful Rebecca!!! absolutely LOVE your take on the sketch!! admiring those pretty papers!!! wow girl!! Lovely creation... =d hugs, Kris

Sandra MacLean said...

Rebecca, that's called being smart by not tying the ribbon all the way around! I save where I can too. I love the fact that you used a shaped image in the background and what a great idea to stamp the kraft cardstock with a polkadot background! Love that look!

Sandra MacLean said...

Rebecca, that's called being smart by not tying the ribbon all the way around! I save where I can too. I love the fact that you used a shaped image in the background and what a great idea to stamp the kraft cardstock with a polkadot background! Love that look!

kathy s said...

earth love paper is sooooo cool and retro and love the buttons wouldn't know the twill was a fake out either great idea.

Kim R. said...

This is so pretty. I love the paper. Very good job!

Yoshi said...

So pretty. I especially like the shaping of the green card piece (I don't really know what to call that underlayer part).

Yoshi (libertunity from Swapbot)