Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Kind of Friend

Wouldn't this card be awesome to get? The sentiment says, "You're the kind of friend everyone wishes they had." What a compliment! Unless, I guess, you're pure evil and people covet that kind of friend. Wooops! There's my "cup is half empty" part of my brain again. {Use the force... feel the force... turn away from the dark side, Luke.}

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

10 comments:

Ann said...

Love the dp flowers and your ribbons! A very pretty card!

Joan said...

Very nice....I love the flowers punched out of the designer paper!!! Awesome suspension card too. Joan

Kazan Clark said...

I love how you used the patterned paper for the border flowers AND the little circle that turns is darling!

Lori K said...

Very creative! Love the flowers and the colors.

Eveline said...

Looks very elegant.
Eveline.

Tracey said...

Great card :-)

Tonya said...

WOW! Super pretty card, great sentiment, and that suspended circle is so neat!

Lea L. said...

Very elegant and pretty! Great job with the sketch!

~Lea

Anita C said...

This card is so pretty :)

Katie said...

so pretty!

Katie