Monday, July 9, 2007

Weekend Fun

My friend Cheryl came over to the house this weekend so we could put all our supplies to work and make some cards. We had a great time. She had decided she really wanted to make a card with a giraffe on it for a friend, so we combined our products. I contributed my "In The Wild" set from SU, and she chose the paper and ink colors, as well as some ribbon options we would use for the card. We then went to work. As we were going along, we decided the greens were too plain, so we added some texture by using the "Canvas Background" stamp and the leaf stamp from the "A Greeting For All Reasons" along with Versamark ink on the large green background paper. I think it really added a nice touch. The ribbon ended up being a bit tricky because it was a bit wide and hard to tie. I tried to re-work it a few different ways before deciding to bend the ribbon in half and adding a piece from the SU Hodge Podge kit. I think our cards turned out great, and I'm looking forward to other card possibilities with this particular set.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: In The Wild, Canvas Background Stamp, A Greeting For All Reasons
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Carmel and Versamark
Paper: Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Mellow MossOther: Brads and ribbon from the craft store; Hodgpodge from SU


Sharon in NE said...

Oh my goodness, I love how you did this card. I love the versamark leaves and the use of the canvas background. Perfect background for the simplicity of the giraffe. And the ribbon and brads were just right the finishing touches. Very nice!!!

Whimsical Notations said...

Thank you very much. It was fun to make. I'm looking forward to finding some new challenges with this set, I think it is full of possibilities.