Monday, July 16, 2012

Reason to smile

 I made this card for my make and take this month- It's on sale of $5 for every $50 order you place.  I made a bunch of different cards but I like this one the best.  So Cheery.  Stamped the sentiment from Pursuit of Happiness in black stazon onto daffodil CS. The daisy on a stem was stamped onto whisper white CS using stazon so I could color it using watercolor crayon.  I used daffodil and a bit of pretty in pink to color and used aquapainter to blend.  Since I use clear mount for my stamps it is easy to manipulate the stem to make it a little straighter at one time, then stick it back and curve it back to make it look like different images.  Butterfly is from Kindness matters - stamped it using the same ink pad onto pretty in pink CS and (sigh!) cut it out and mount with dimensional. 
The 14 inch stitched grosgrain ribbon in Daffodil is tied with the stay- put ribbon technique because I wanted it to cover the bottom of the white panel. I punched a hole on the cardstock where I wanted the knot, ran the ribbon around to the back, put both ends through the cardstock back to the front and with the ribbon ends straddling the ribbon, tie the knot to secure it and it will stay put!  Someone pointed out that this card did not use any bigshot paraphernalia. Oops! (I joked once that all my cards seem to have something using the bigshot.....)

1 comment:

Playwriter said...

I have never seen the stay put ribbon technique until now! I need to try that! Love your cheery card!