Hello, hello! Long time, no see! I have been terribly busy and time just got away from me. Here it is Tuesday morning and I have not blogged since Friday! I had several large orders, right in a row, for my little Lunch Box Love Notes and I had to scurry to make more sets to even fill the existing orders, nevermind have enough stashed for future orders. So, I have been frantically stamping and coloring with no time for making new cards. I finally got enough lunch notes made so that I could play a little and today's card is the result. I was looking for a little inspiration in my sketch/idea journal and came across a photo of a card made by Amy Sheffer of Pickled Paper Designs. As I have mentioned before, her cards are simply AMAZING. I still need to search her blog and find the exact card that I CASEd but until then, just know that my idea came from her brilliant gallery of work. I will update this post with a link asap.
I changed her arrangement slightly to accomodate my image but I loved how she tilted the paper panels in relation to the side border so my card includes those elements. I just ordered Happy Heart Day from SU so I knew I would ink it up this time. When I thought about what color my elephant should be, I decided on SU Sahara Sand so of course, my new SU Delicate Dots DSP from SAB'09 came to mind too. I really love this paper and will be sorry to see it gone. I suppose I need to come up with another $50 order to earn another pack.
I stamped my image on Gina K's Pure Luxury 80# cardstock. This stuff is a dream for stamping! I have decided that I love it most when used with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and my Copics. I used my SU markers for this card though, simply because of the easy color matching to my papers. Without running my mouth anymore, let me show you the card!
I used a little clear Glossy Accents on the flowers. For the outer sentiment, I typed it in MS Word and then printed it on white cardstock. The picture below is a shot of the inside of the card. The little "love you" butterfly included in the stamp set is way too cute not to include somewhere on my card.
I'll list my supplies below but if you have any further questions, drop me a line and I will be glad to tell you more. I'll be listing this card along with many others in my Etsy shop very soon if you are interested in purchasing it for your very own. For the stampers and card makers among us, make yer own! :D Thanks for stopping by and waiting patiently while I was away. I missed being here!
Papers- SU Delicate Dots DSP; SU Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, & So Saffron CS; misc pale taupe CS; Gina K Pure Luxury Cardstock (80#). Stamps- SU Happy Heart Day. Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black. Tools- Martha Stewart embossed zig zag edge punch; EK (1 11/16, 1 1/2in) circ punches; Coluzzle oval and companion oval templates. Embellishments- Ranger Glossy Accents; Doodlebug limeade sugar coating. Pens- SU bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand markers. Font- tweed 20pt Bold.
Update: The link to the card for today is below. I decided to go to the source and ask Amy herself. It was originally posted back in October 2008 and she also told me that the original layout idea came from Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You To Try so she gets credit for this awesome idea as well. -KRS