Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Soft, Spring Birthday Card...

Okay, so there really was no occasion in mind for this card, but I always seem to need birthday and thank you cards at the last minute...I went with birthday on this one :O)

I used the Taylored Expressions sketch #63 (TECC63
) for the layout and the Color Throwdown Challenge #37 (CTD37) for my color palette. The colors for the Throwdown were Sage Shadow, Cameo Coral, and Pink Pirouette. It's hard to see in the picture, but I used Pink Pirouette as a highlight color with the Cameo Coral on the flowers.

This is a 2-Step Stampin' set, but I decided to use the outline stamp and watercolor myself vs using the coordinating watercolor, background stamp on the main image. I used it to create designer paper for the larger base panel instead :O)
I'm still honing my skills with this new technique, and I made a few mistakes on this one, but I think it turned out okay :]

I outlined the centers with a black marker to make them stand out. I was going to use glitter or opal pearls, but I really didn't want any fancy bling on this card after I added the distressing and the vintage photo ink. I'm still honing my skills on that technique as well :O) LOL


Supplies are listed in my SCS Gallery.


Hope you are enjoying a relaxing, creative weekend :O)

10 comments:

LeAnne said...

Kristin, this is just gorgeous! Your watercoloring skills are just fine!!! I love the distressing and the ribbon combo, too! Thanks so much for playing with us. BTW, your banner is AWESOME!
LeAnne

Tammy Hershberger said...

GORGEOUS!!! And I love your double-bow at the top! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Silli said...

Kristin, your card is so very pretty. I love the colors... I wish you a happy easterday! Big hugs from Silke

Mandy said...

WOW!!!!! this is amazing...simply spectacular

Lori said...

Very pretty card!!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

WOW! So pretty! Love the ribbon treatment!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous!!! Love how you colored your image and I love that bow!! Thanks for playing the Throwdown--hope to see you next time!

Anjou Krelovich said...

This is just stunning. Fabulous colors and the DP is just perfect with the image!

Silli said...

Hello Kristin, many thanks for the Fav.info!
Congrats for YOU!!!!!!! too... Your card sare so beautiful... I hope you have a wonderful week girlie...;-) Big hugs from Silke

LETTIER.COM said...

I'm really likin' this one.

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