Wednesday, February 18, 2009

You're Perfectly Polished!

Yesterday Joanne announced a new challenge in the Gina K forum on ink up stamps that haven't seen any love yet. Sadly...I have lots to choose from for this challenge cause I've neglected my latest purchase. But that's what a challenge is for, right? 

I knew exactly what set I wanted to use...Perfectly Polished. And I also knew I wanted to use the nail polish bottles and the coordinating sentiment cause it makes me think of my BFF...she got me hooked on doing my nails and now I have a wonderful polish collection.  :)

The image is stamped with Memento ink onto Gina K pure luxury and coloured with copics. I stamped one extra polish bottle, cut it out and place it too like like it had tipped over. I really wanted to leave the cap off and have some polish dripping out but I couldn't get it to look realistic enough. I added crystal effects to the bottles for some shine. The image is cut out with circle nesties (I love circles!) and I recalled seeing a great sketch with circles on the Our Creative Corner blog so I decided to use that layout. 

All the other papers on my card are from the Basic Grey Bittersweet 6x6 paper pad. I stitched around the main and background panels with my Janome Sew Mini. The sentiment is cut out using my new Lots of Tags sizzlet dies from Stampin' Up! Love Love LOVE that shape...I'm pretty sure you'll be seeing it again, and again, and again... {grin!}. 

This is another card that just makes me happy. Could be all the pink, might be the image, maybe the shape of the sentiment cut-out...don't really care why, it just makes me happy. :-)

Thanks for stopping by!


Christina Fischer said...

Love it, Karen! The CE looks great on the bottles!

Dana White said...

I just painted my nails; another activity when you are here! LOVE the card :)

Jennifer Meyer said...

Great card Karen! LOVE the fun images and adorable layout.

Thanks for playing along with the OCC!

Jennifer :)

Janet said...

such a darling card, its definitly happy!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my flippin' word! Karen, this is GORGEOUS! Your coloring is amazing! Great take on the OCC sketch - thanks for playing!

Anonymous said...

OMG, this one is great too! I love this, Gina K right? Super cute!

Nicky said...

Love the card Karen. Such great colours and colouring.What punch or die cut is that label with the sentiment on it from ? Is it a Nestabilities ? Love it,got to have it .


Unknown said...

This is a BEAUTY! Love it.
Sweet tag diecut! giggle.
So so pretty!