Monday, July 14, 2008

Thoreau Birthday

This vase so completely fits for a birthday card for my friend, Jules. I just love this set, too.

For today's SCS Technique Challenge, we were asked to use the grid technique. Since I had done so on a few occasions, I wasn't as worried about the technique as I was the layout.

I used all scraps except for the card base. At first that was a scrap of white, but white was too harsh, so I changed it to vanilla. I was surprised that I didn't have a card-size scrap of vanilla, but now I know.
I left what seem to be some wide-open spaces, but I liked the card balance and didn't want to go berserk with embellishments.
Size: 4 x 5.5 inches
Stamps: SU! Best Kind of Friend and Paisley background
Paper: SU! Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and Creamy Caramel
Ink: SU! Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, and Creamy Caramel
Brads: Spare Parts
Ribbon: SU! Creamy Caramel taffeta


Holly said...

I really like how your grid piece is partially stamped. Nice card!

Ann said...

I love what you've done with this technique. Awesome color combo, too!

Anonymous said...

So, I checked Wikipedia to see if it was, indeed, Thoreau's birthday. OK, July 12 . . . However, did you know that the preferred pronunciation of his last name rhymes with "furrow"? I never heard that before. Thank God for Wikipedia! :-)

AM said...

I really like that grid piece--beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Lovely Jolynn! I love how you worked your grid and that you left "some wide-open spaces"! I often leave what I like to call negative space on a card to keep it balanced and simple! So pretty! Wanted to stop in and say Hi, I realized I had not been by in a while!