Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Joys Abound

I stamped while watching TV last night (anyone else a fan of NCIS?)... I had several challenges I wanted to incorporate in this card, and I must admit that I'm thrilled with the end result!

First, the challenges: Caardvarks Tall Order, Card Patterns Sketch, and Joanne B's Buttony Bow. Check, check, and check! I started by creating the patterned paper that I used along the side - I love that flourished botanical image from Happy Silhouettes, and I stamped it with 2 Brilliance inks so it's very rich looking. I didn't want to use a plain old circle, so I traced the scalloped shape from a large die cut I had in my stash, and then inked up the edges. I stamped the sentiment (from the same set) onto a scrap of cardstock, and then went to work on the bow. A word of advice - don't try this with single sided ribbon! I made it work, but it involved a lot of fiddling. I do love how it turned out with the button and twine, though.

And look, no pink or lavender in sight :)


whoistracy said...

Gorgeous Trish! I love the striped ribbon and how you tucked the sentiment almost under the bow.

SmilynStef said...

Love how you traced the die cut ... and what a great sentiment ... lovely tall card design.

Joanne B. said...

What a pretty and elegant card! Thanks for playing along in my challenge!

lauren said...

wow! what a BRILLIANT use of diecut paper...and that botanical flourish is TO DIE FOR!!! ♥

(ps: i'm an NCIS fan, too. i'm not so keen on the new LA one, are you? i'm giving it a chance...but i dunno...)

Vanessa said...

Lovely card, Trish! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!