Sunday, November 30, 2008

Season of Friendship


I made this card for my friend Tami, to thank her for inviting us to spend Thanksgiving with her family. It was so nice of her to include us in the celebration. We really had a great time.


I started out with Jen's Sketch for You to Try. I wanted to use my Season of Friendship stamp and I thought the tree would look really great in that circle. The first thing I reached for was SU's Autumn Vine DSP...what! I don't own that one! hmph. I thought 'that'll serve me for thinking I don't really need everything'. But, I decided to use that colour combo anyway and I pulled out a piece of chocolate patterned paper from the Bella Rose DSP. Then I added a Really Rust base and the More Mustard strip. The card came together nicely after that.


I stamped the tree with Chocolate craft ink and embossed it with clear EP. Then I cut it out with a circular nestie. I inked the leaves with markers so I could have both colours on the one stamp. Up until this point it was a pretty quick and easy card...then I decided it needed dimension. So I stamped some leaves on a separate piece of vanilla, cut them out, popped them up, and added some Dazzling Diamonds. The ribbon is SU's chocolate taffeta ribbon and I added a little piercing in the top corners to draw your eye inward.

I couldn't resist placing the little bird to look like it's sitting on the knot. Cute, cute, cute! You know I only own this set cause there's a bird in it...just kidding...sort of!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card. I like how you added some popped up leaves with glitter - that really makes it...and of course the little bird too :)
Leslie

Nancy said...

Love it and your new blog look too!

Janet said...

great job on your card and your blog is looking great:)
hugs

Helen said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love those beautiful autumnal colours!!!

2stampis2b said...

Beautiful! You're off to a great start!

Dana said...

Stunning card; love the fall colours & I am not surprised about the bird!!!

Joanne B. said...

Beautiful! Ohhhh now I want that set! ;-)

Donna said...

Just discovered your GORGEOUS blog. It is going right on my Google Reader so I can follow all your creations.

Nancy Riley said...

Karen, this card is gorgeous! like it so much that I've included it in my iPICKS, Week Three!

Rachel F said...

Gorgeous card and hurray on the new blog! So excited to ad it to my long blurf list! See you soon, I hope!

Wendy said...

This is amazing, don't you just love this set! Nancy knows how to pick em!