Monday, September 13, 2010

Grandfather's Birthday Card

I have NO idea why I didn't post this Saturday, or even yesterday. I guess I took a weekend vacation.

I've been puttering around with autumn-y cards and pulled out "Thoughts and Prayers" the other day to ink up the tree with some fall foliage. I pulled the sentiment from "Watercolor Trio"--it just seemed to fit. :o)

I struggled with this one. I needed something to balance out the bottom, but ribbon wasn't cutting it, and buttons were too big. I had three brads originally, but managed to get them off-center so had to add the fourth. Ah, well, I don't think GF will mind. ;o)

This card uses:
Stamp Sets: "Thoughts and Prayers", "Watercolor Trio"
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso (anyone else love love loving the deep, intense hue of this paper?)
Accessories: Neutrals brads

And, just because I can, I wanted to share my workspace with you. I'm already sharing it with a four year old girl, see? :oP



Lissie said...

I struggle with this stamp set even though it is one of my favorites. By the time I get all the leaves colored, the ink has dried. Misting it or "huffing" on it works poorly for me. I wonder if using the crayons and then spraying it would be better. What do you recommend?

I'm sure Dad loved this card; it is perfect.

Mom AKA Lissie

jaydee said...

fabulous card. I love this set and really liked that you used it for something other than a sympathy card. Love the color choices, too!

jimlynn said...

So pretty! I think this may be my all-time favorite set! Love the colors you used.

Kelli said...

Yum...I love all of your Fall cards. I love the space much work could be done in there.

Jess said...

Now, THIS card is clean and simple. 99% of the entries at Playing With Paper blog for the clean and simple challenge were not, in my opinion, clean and simple!

Love it, Rach. You always have such a great eye for graphic design and placement. It takes real talent to make a card pop and have visual interest without tacking on tons of ribbon, buttons, and who knows what else. Love your style!