Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Copy Card

I made this card by looking at a similar one in the current Close to My Heart catalog. I have a different message on mine though. This message is actually on one stamp out of the "Thoughts of You" stamp set (flowers from the same set). All of the lines were really tight together so to do the pick and omit technique was a bit tricky. I was browsing blogs and I found a really great tip! (I only wish I could remember which blog I saw it on. If it's yours please come forward!)

To stamp the message I cut my cardstock into half inch strips. Then before stamping onto my ink pad I put scotch tape over the sections I didn't want to stamp. I inked it up, removed the tape and I was able to stamp without worrying about getting any lines from any of the other letters. It was really slick!

The colors for this card are chocolate, sweet leaf, buttercup and baby pink with some blush marker as well. The stems were stamped on sweetleaf with the chocloate pad and then colored in with a sweet leaf marker to make them a bit darker. This card is a lot of cutting, but the look of it was worth the effort.

I'm off to a class tonight for foster care so I'd better get moving....

You are Close to My Heart,


Tammy H. said...

I can't wait to give this card to my friend for her birthday tomorrow! It DEFINATELY was a time-consuming one, but well worth it. Thanks, Yvonne, for creating this one!!

Anonymous said...

This was a time consuming card but my FAVORITE one so far!


Stamp Til Dawn said...'re it. I'm having a blast playing with the March Word Puzzle so I'm tagging my fellow CTMH bloggers... If you have the set, pull it out and see what you can create.

Be sure to leave me a comment so I know that you posted a fun creation!

Have fun

Stamp Til Dawn said...

Hi Yvonne! I use google reader to catch up on my favorite blogs but you have your blog set to only show a portion of your post so I often miss out on your great artwork.


April Driggers said...

this is great girl! :) I may have to CASE yours!