Sunday, July 6, 2008

Enjoy Every Moment

This week's Featured Stamper, {Teneale}, is definitely a favorite of mine. Way back in January, when I got serious about needing a diversion from what was happening in my life, I happened upon a late-night posting of hers. Immediately, I CASEd her for a sympathy card I needed. Now, I get to CASE her again! I'm pretty happy with that. She's great.

I chose to CASE her Baroque Butterflys, which is such a nice use of neutrals. I was drawn to the Sahara Sand, one of my favorite colors.
My 4.25 x 5.5 inch card, Enjoy Every Moment - Anniversary Edition, keeps the primary use of Sahara Sand, but throws in some brown distressed patterned paper (Basic Grey Archaic) as well as some Blue Bayou. In place of the ribbon, I chose to use half-pearls from my Pretties set. I will say that they were too small for my smallest Glue Dots, so I had to use some Tacky Glue. I think they look great. I kept the theme of the card a happy one, and still used Baroque Motifs and a butterfly.

I used Versa Mark on the background, resembling {Teneale}'s card. I gave my large, horizontal panel more layers, but kept the white-embossed Baroque Motifs pattern. At thins point I used a mixture of stamps. Enjoy (stamped in Sahara Sand)and every moment (stamped in Buckaroo Blue) are, oddly enough, from SU!'s Enjoy Every Moment set. The blue heart (stamped in Buckaroo Blue) is from SU!'s Little Pieces. The butterfly (embossed on Sahara Sand and raised on Dimensionals) is from SU!'s Garden Whimsy. I am not a butterfly gal, but that Garden Whimsy set has been a popular one with me this weekend (see the Inspiration card I made this week).
The inside (also shown) uses American Crafts Mini Marks, Elegant Book Two. At the moment, I have no stamp that says "Happy Anniversary," so this set of rub-ons has been used twice for that purpose. I think one of the sets I ordered this week has that sentiment. I cut part of a longer rub-on to make the two side pieces for the sentiment.

1 comment:

Ann said...

I love Baroque Motifs and butterflies, so you know I am loving this card! Beautiful!