Sunday, 16 March 2008

Smile & Laugh

When I finished making this card, I wasn't terribly sure whether or not I liked it... I still can't decide, but thought I'd post it to my blog anyway!

The colours are Bashful Blue and Barely Banana. The "laugh" tag overlaps the front section by 1 cm or so, but lies flush with the rear of the card.

I wheeled the entire front and back of the card with the SU Watercolour Vine wheel and a Bashful Blue ink cartridge. I've used the corner rounder punch to round both the front and the rear corners. The Barely Banana strip of cardstock has been "distressed" on both of the longer edges using the distressing wheel of the SU cutter tool.

The tag shaped image was stamped in Bashful Blue ink on Whisper White cardstock. The "laugh" sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy on top of the pre-stamped Bashful Blue tag shaped image. I did this by using a Night of Navy marker to ink merely the "laugh" portion of the larger stamp from the Be Happy set and I then used the stamp-a-ma-jig to centre it on the Bashful Blue stamped tag piece. I cut around the tag once I'd finished to save trying to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig on such a small piece of cardstock (achievable - but not worth the trouble, in my view!).

The ribbon is non-SU; I think it's by Creative Impressions. I didn't start off with it as my inspiration as I sometimes do... it was a coincidence that it seemed to match!

Products (Stampin' Up!):-
- stamps: Be Happy stamp set; Polka Dot background; Watercolour Vine wheel
- ink: Night of Navy; Bashful Blue
- cardstock: Whisper White; Barely Banana; Night of Navy
- other: scallop punch; 1 3/8 circle punch; white gel pen; flower and simulated pearl from the Pretties kit; corner rounder punch

1 comment:

LeAnne said...

Elaine, just found your blog--I love this card! I like these colors together, and I really like that vine wheel. I haven't used mine for a while, I need to use it! :D