February 23, 2010

Is That the Sky?

Today, I decided to try something a little different.  I wanted to have the background "sky" blend into the card instead of having a blue sky that would contrast.  I think it's kind of interesting.  I made a cloud template out of a clear window sheet using the scallop circle punch.  It's so cool because I can see through it and can place it exactly where I want to.  That really helps to be able to make a varied cloud bank.  I sponged the clouds in more mustard ink.
The base of the card, as well as the petals of the flower, are apricot appeal.  I sponged the petals with more mustard, then spritzed them with the spritzer tool using  a chocolate chip marker.  The center of the flower is a 1" circle of more mustard and a 3/4" circle more mustard dsp.  That's popped up on a dimensional and finished off with a sweet little button threaded with linen thread.  Behind the flower is an old olive layer cut with a nestie and embossed with a CB embossing folder.  The gingham ribbon is retired mellow moss.  I sure wish SU would bring back all the gingham colors.  I really love them.  The dsp on the bottom of the card is from the Welcome Neighbor dsp out of the sale-a-bration mini catalog. 
The colors on the card came out a little funny.  I'm going to have to play around with my lighting to see if I can get future posts looking better.  
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look around.
The recipe:
 Stamps:  Garden Greetings (sentiment)
Paper:  Welcome Neighbor dsp, apricot appeal, very vanilla, old olive
Ink:  Chocolate chip, more mustard
Accessories:  Nesties, CB embossing folder, gold brads, gingham ribbon, small oval, 1" circle, 3/4" circle and word window punches, dimensional, 1/8" hand held punch, button, linen thread

8 comments:

Marie said...

Love your new blog look and the card is great! The subtle sky is a nice touch!!

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) said...

Love the new blog, Terri! Bummer about your old one, but this one is just as fantastic! And great idea having the sky blend in with the card instead of being blue! This card turned out so cute!

Marlene said...

YAY!!! I found you! :) Love the new blog. Card is CUTE!!! So happy I found you again. Dance dance joy joy. :)

Marlene said...

P.S. Where's your "follow" button??? Do you have one?

Marlene said...

Oops - I found it! :)

Paige said...

Wonderful card - love the colors you used. The cloud layer is so very clever!
Thank you for the visit to my blog and the kind comments you left.
I'll be back to visit your blog often, I'm sure!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Cute clouds and fun background to your flower.

paperpedaler said...

I think you accomplished your mission quite perfectly.