Saturday, February 16, 2008

Dirty Dozen Sketch And Inspiration



I made this card to send to a friend and now it is going to sit and wait to be loved because Sarah (that's me) made the card to big for the envelopes that I have oh well I will find a way!!!! the card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, this is a fun size to add a lot of detail. To just make it a little work of art, and that is why I used texture CS for the sunflowers. I think it makes them look like they are painted on a canvas. After I stamped the flowers I sponged and distressed the edges the sanded the piece as a whole, this giving it a kind of washed out look! I chose the colors that where in the IC piece and added some stitching around the sides this was a fun challenge I like that I did not have to use any DP I think if I had it to do over again I would not use the same color flowers for the main image!!!! I still really like the card even with the flowers!!! TFL :D




9 comments:

SueB said...

pretty card! quick tip - you can use those slightly oversized rectangular card envelopes and NOT be charged additional for mailing. The bookstore at the college where I work has a Hallmark display and offers them free in limited quantities so I tell my work buddies to pick a couple up every time they get their afternoon candybars! Hope this helps!
later, alligator!
- SueB of sueblondin.blogspot.com

The Fullmer Family said...

gorgeous, gorgeous card!!! I love checkin' your blog..you are super talented!! :)

stampin_melissa said...

I recently made a card that was standard size, only I put a large Prima flower that slightly went past the edge of the card, so I mailed it in one of those 6x9 manila envelopes and folded & sealed the envelope so it fit the size, which also added some protection from the post office handling. It did cost me a bit more ($1.16 I think,) but I'd gladly pay that for the peace of mind knowing that it is more likely to arrive to its recipient safely.

~amy~ said...

What a fabulous card! I love how you've distressed everything...very pretty!!

Kathy said...

Awesome card. WOW that looks like it was a lot of work! Beautiful!

CherylQuilts said...

This is gorgeous! Your work is outstanding, and I have a reminder in Outlook to visit your blog regularly...since I can't subscribe to your blog. Your babies are gorgeous too! :-)

Sandra Smart said...

This card is absolutely beautiful!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, I love the vintage look of it all!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I want to be just like you when I grow up!!!