Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Thinking of You Card

Happy Wednesday Everyone,
How are you all doing? I am as always excited about Wednesdays - because the weekend is within sight :) lol! Its been so long since I did a TCP challenge (The Cat's Pajamas) - this week the uber talented Jen del Muro is the hostess with the mostess and this week she has a color challenge for us (light pink, light yellow and light blue - with any shade of brown as an optional color).  
Jen also has a wonderful sketch challenge (Sketch for You To 
Try). So, I thought I would combine her sketch with the TCP color challenge that she is hosting - its such a fun combination of spring colors - so I had to pull out Taylor's newest stamp release: Branching Out.

 I love this stamp set -it is so super cute - and thought I would try a little something different. I wanted to go for a spring blossom tree - so I stamped the tree onto Basic Grey Paper and then paper pieced all the leaves from pink cardstock. I then stamped the tree branch in Adirondack Expresso and then dotted the tree in pink liquid pearls for a kind of flowery effect and then covered the whole thing in stickles and coarse crystals from Martha Stewart. Its pretty glittery in the sunlight - but its hard to tell in the picture. This is such a whimsy set - and so its so much fun to let the imagination take flight and go all whimsy (sure, trees can have pink leaves, lol!!) 

Card Details:
Paper: Basic Grey (I don't remember which one), blue is handmade/tissue paper, rest is from stash
Ink: Adirondack Expresso, Staz-on Black
Accessories: Brads (Making Memories), blue rhinestones, buttons from stash, sticklesliquid pearls, Martha Stewart Coarse crystals, dimensionals

The light blue paper is a really soft pretty handmade paper that is kind of like tissue paper - its so pretty that I have been hoarding it - but I am trying to be better these days about actually using all the paper in my stash (so that I can buy more! lol!). 

Well, I am off to finish cleaning up the house - we have had two sick little ones - and its amazing how quickly the house can go from "somewhat clean and presentable" to "national disaster zone". Hope you are all in good health and are enjoying your wednesdays!!

Thanks for coming over for a visit to this little corner :)
Ciao for now,


Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous card, Shawnie!!! I checked earlier today and see that my TE stamps are waiting in my mailbox! I need to go home NOW!

Maria said...

Hi Sankari. I'm sorry to hear your kids are sick. I hope they feel better soon! I'm just about over my cold. . it sucks to be sick.

Your card is awesome. . .I love the pink tree. . I trees can be any color except black. . .then it would be a dead tree! LOL!

Love the pretty pattern papers that you used and the lovely button in the corner. Great idea!!


Anonymous said...

Awesome card. I love the dots and the paper is so pretty. That color is beautiful.

Are your kids feeling better? I totally understand how fast the house can get trashed. Mine pretty much goes to heck the minute we walk in the front door! I usually try to get them all downstairs to the playroom if I need a clean house for some reason. Most people just don't expect it, lol.

Anonymous said...

P.S. I forgot to mention that I love the big button, the bling,and all the dots. So, so cute. The button is my favorite I think. I love buttons but never seem to have a place for them on my cards. I need to just get them out and use them.

Carol said...

seems you and i had the same idea of combining the two fab challenges from Jen :) ... really love that bling on that card! And that big yellow button is a NICE touch...

Denise Marzec said...

LOVE the tree in pink! Very cool!

~amy~ said...

Your card is absolutely stunning!!

Heather said...

Great card! I love the detail in this card!