Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Let's Rejoice!

This card is for today's sketch challenge(SC242)! I turned the layout so my focal image could be horizontal. Plus, I altered the sizes to adapt to my 5.5 squared card.

I am using some more of the My Mind's Eye Complete Boy paper pad. Like I said before, I almost did not look at it since it was gender specific. I am glad I did because there are a lot of great patterns in there. I am using ODBD newly release Happy Birthday sets.

Instead of stamping the whole watering can with the flowers, I just used a portion of the image in the top opposite corners. I also stamped the butterfly image that comes in the set. I colored my image with copic markers. I added a few tiny pearls to the center of some of the flowers. I added a Martha Stewart border punch. I finished my card with a black gingham bow.

The soft yellow vertical panel is a tonal flower dp of unknown origins. I cuttlebugged it and sponged on some river rock ink to make it not so yellow. I also sponged some river rock ink onto the gingham bow to soften the stark white look in that ribbon. I used the corner rounder on just one corner on the focal panel for visual effect.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

ODBD Birhtday
true black vintage cream, mme dp, river rock
palette noir
Accessoriescopics, corner rounder, cb ef, ms border punch, photo corner punch, gingham ribbon, glue dots, foam tape


  1. This is beautiful, Betty! What a wonderful idea to just stamp the flowers! Beautifully colored!

  2. I love the sketch flipped and the colorful corners on the main image. Another very beautiful card, Betty!

  3. Beautiful Betty, I love your take on the sketch, wonderful layers.

  4. Wow Betty! You're so clever!!! Stamping just the flowers of that image in your two corners is sheer genious! Love the sketch turned and love this dp!!! Isn't River Rock a great color! I use it often to soften certain colors too! Love this Betty!

  5. Beautiful! The flowers are wonderfully colored; great DP too.

  6. Oh Betty - this is a fabulous idea to use the Set like this!!! I soooo love this card!!! Love how you flipped the Sketch too!!! Super gorgeous card - my friend!!!

  7. Love how you turned the sketch!! Your use of this set is magnificent Betty!! Love this card!!! The corners are beautiful!!!

  8. Oh my, what a gorgeous card! I love the colors you used and the scallop border is just the right touch!!!

  9. Saw this gorgeous card on SCS!!! LOVE this so much!!!! Love how you flipped the sketch, LOVE how you used the flowers from that set (not to mention the pearl centres) and it frames the wonderful verse so beautifully!!!!

  10. A very lovely card, Betty. Thanks for showing us how versatile the new set can be...not that I needed another reason to get it for my personal use :)

  11. WOW! Betty this is gorgeous! Love how you used only part of the image for the corners!!!!! Very cool!

  12. You have an amazing eye for combining different designer papers and turning it into magic!! LOVE how you stamped just the flowers from the image to use on the corners!!


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