Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Elements of Style Roses

Hi there! I hope your week is going well. Today's card is a project from last night's shoebox swap, featuring sets from the new Summer Mini catalog. I prepared this card to share:

I used Fall-to-Layout 85 from the Clean & Simple blog. I also saw a card on Splitcoast by Jaydee that uses the same layout and stamp set and is just lovely! I used these two pieces of inspiration as a jumping off point for this card.

This new stamp set is called Elements of Style, and you can have it, too, starting May 1st. I just received my pre-order from the Summer Mini yesterday and I am looking forward to playing around with my new goodies. To make this card, I stamped the roses in Basic Black ink and used my Aqua Painter to color the roses - first with Bashful Blue ink and then I highlighted the roses with Taken with Teal. Here's a little tip that makes this process pretty easy - the roses have darker areas that allow you to see where you should add shading with a darker color. I also added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter, which you can see in the picture below.

I finished the card by adding some Sweet Pea designer paper, the sentiment and a touch of piercing. And don't you love that ruffle? It added just the right touch to this "vintagey" card.

Today is a special day in the Sannes household. My baby girl turns 4 today - how did that happen?! Here's a picture of my cutie-patootie fairy princess from her birthday party last Saturday:

Isn't she adorable? :) Have a fabulous day!

Stamps: Elements of Style
Paper: Naturals White, Sweet Pea dsp
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Taken with Teal, Old Olive
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Old Olive satin ribbon, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing tool, Dazzling Diamonds glitter


Ivolina said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful little fairy!

Wonderful card.
I am a big fan of all your cards. So lovely and elegant.

Stampin in the suburbs said...

This card is really nice. I love all of it. Your little girl is super cute too. Enjoy!

Julie Davison said...

I LOVE this card and will be CASEing it for sure!! Happy Birthday to your little girl!

Maggi said...

From a grandma.......She is really a cutie patootie! Nice card , too!

Crystal said...

Ohhhhhhh, I love this! Such a sweet card with great colors - I love coming to your blog, it's so inspiring! To celebrate, I've awarded you THIS! :)