February 20, 2007

Friends Matter

Indeed, they do! I made this card for Liz (Redapron on SCS), who has sent oodles of cute cards to my Mom and me. It's the least I could do! I knew when I saw the Love Matters set in the Winter Mini that I would eventually get it. I like the doodley style and love coloring it in. Reminds me of the way kindergarten was before the academic types took over and removed all the fun!! Don't they know it is downright therapeutic to color in the lines??? How I made this card: Not too much mystery to this basic layout. I sponged the Vanilla paper with Blush Blossom and Close to Cocoa inks and stamped "friends" and the little heart with Chestnut ink. I made a rough mask of the "friends" image and stamped over the main image with Aida Cloth inked in Blush Blossom for a little texture and interest. The heart background on the bottom of the card is just various heart stamps from the Love Matters set randomly stamped and colored with markers. Added the Olive strip of paper and the ribbon. It's hard to see in this pic, but the focal image is popped up on SU dimensionals. I like these because they are fairly thin and don't pop up too too much! This was an easy, but satisfying card too make. By the way, I decided to take this card to the post office to see how much it would cost to mail and to have it hand cancelled. Surprise! 52 cents! Just a thought when making cards to mail... Supplies: All supplies from Stampin Up except ribbon. Love Matters and Aida Background stamp sets; Ruby Red, Old Olive, Blush Blossom markers; Chestnut Memories ink, Ruby Red brads; Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom, Old Olive and Ruby Red cardstock; Dimensionals, and Paper Distresser.

16 comments:

  1. SHUT UP!!!!! I *adore* this!!! And, I'm not crazy about doodles much these days, but the way you used the colors, and the layout, and everything, this whole thing is absolutely darling!!!

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  2. Joan this is an adorable card! I just love the colors you used. :) tfs

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  3. Beautiful card. You sold me on the set! :)

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  4. Very, very nice! I love the colors. My resistance to buying this set is really weakening...sigh. ;)

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  5. Joan, this card is so pretty. I have this set and you have inspired me to cut it, and mount it and use it.

    Mary

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  6. Adorable - fresh and fun. I love that set, too. Great colors.

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  7. I love it, what a nice card for your friend. I got my spring mini yesterday in the mail and this is the one set I really wanted. What a great card!

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  8. Love the friend part!!

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  9. Juanita (Toni173)2/21/2007 12:20:00 PM

    What a wonderful card! I love your colors, the added subtle texture, and the layering, it's really beautiful, TFS.

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  10. Joan,
    This one is great! I love this color combo and layout!!!!

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  11. Sam In Australia2/21/2007 04:41:00 PM

    Joan, this card is beautiful! I hope we get the Love Matters set in Australia soon..........I have been drooling over it from afar ;-). Our new SU catalogue is released in April...so I'll be holding my breath till then.

    Thanks so much for sharing...and explaining.
    Sam.

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  12. Joan - I'm adoring this card as Julie HRR is... I DID buy this set and haven't used it yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. What a pretty card! I really like this set, though I've only used it a couple times.
    Just a word about mailing cards with embellishments: I always put the envelope in a clear envelope with a regular 1st class stamp on the outside. Drop it in the mailbox for delivery and never have any problems. It arrives safe (because the clear envie clues the PO that it should be handstamped). It's when you "ask" for the special service that they hike the price. Just saying. Hope it works for you for future mailings.

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  14. It is sooooo pretty in person! Thank you, Joan, for such a pretty card AND being a friend :)

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  15. Joan, this is beautiful--colors, design--the whole thing! I may have to succumb to that Aida stamp one of these days. . .

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