This card serves three purposes. One is Kazan's Sketch 4 (posted here). The other is the technique I used for yesterday's card: a suspension card. The third is CC174 which uses Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, and Barely Banana. I had fun with the card, although I will say I was muttering not-so-nice things as I went. The circle at the top caused most of my agony. I had to use my Coluzzle. The closest circle I could get was a little big. I decided to still use the punches for the DSP and the medallion. Let's just say, I will need to cover the back of this card, too. But doesn't the front look great?
Although I absolutely LOVE Barely Banana, it was a tough one to blend in with the other two. I used it in the sentiment medallion and a swatch of grosgrain ribbon (just about all I had left of that color... alert!). I used SU! Afternoon Tea DSP (of course... c'mon... Chocolate Chip and Groovy Guava scream for that paper). I also decided to use punched flowers for my accents. The flower in the center of the bottom row is on a dimensional and has a brad center, whereas the other four are secured with mini Glue Dots and are simply curled slightly up. This was a tough card to photograph all that was going on in it.
I thought about an additional sentiment strip, as it appears in the sketch, but I decided on knotted ribbon instead. The close-up shows the back of the medallion.
What's funny is that I e-mailed Karen saying I could not remember why I ordered Best Kind of Friend. I didn't recall what drew me to it. What a nutcase I am.
Size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches
Stamps: SU! Best Kind of Friend
Punches used: 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Coluzzle circle template, Daisy punch
Paper: SU! Afternoon Tea, Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava
Ribbons: from my scraps
Brads: Spare Parts
Also used: Dental floss, tacky tape, Dimensionals