Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thinking of You...TESC80

I whipped up a quick card today for a friend who recently retired. Can you believe I have owned these stamp sets (On My Couch and On My Couch Additions) since I received the shipment I ordered on release night, and today is the first time I have officially used them?! Such a shame! This is such a versatile set, and Lisa Johnson did not disappoint with all of the sentiments (there are a TON if you order both sets) and the "accessory" stamps. What I mean by accessory are the stamps to go along with the couch and chair. I didn't use them on this card, but I definitely plan to in the future! You MUST check out Lisa's blog and PTI for some fantastic examples using these sets. These ladies are so talented!

For this card, I used the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge (TESC80) for my layout. All of my supplies other than the pearl rhinestone, the black ink and the dimensionals are Papertrey Ink.

It's hard to see in the photo, but I embossed diagonal lines on my faux "floor" under the chair. I wanted to give the illusion of white wood floors :O) I drew a dark blue line with my Copic to define the separation between the wall and the floor and act as a baseboard of sorts. I stamped the chair with Memento Tuxedo Black on Scarlett In Bloom patterned paper and cut it out. I stamped the pillow using Enchanted Evening ink on Spring Rain In Bloom patterned paper, cut it out and added a pearl rhinestone. Both the chair and the circle panel are popped up using dimensionals.

I kept the bow very simple (so unlike me...) to go with the rest of my card. Oh, and how do you like my simple, one-holed button? At first, I couldn't figure out what to do with the one-holed buttons, but when I added the pearl to the pillow, I thought a little knot on top of the button would kind of match. I like how it turned out :O)

Okay, that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a wonderful, creative weekend.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink, On My Couch and On My Couch Additions
Paper: Papertrey Ink, Scarlett Jewel, Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, White, Bitty Box Basics, and In Bloom
Ink: Stampin' Up! Basic Black; Papertrey Ink, Scarlett Jewel, Enchanted Evening and Copic B97; Memento, Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Papertrey Ink, Enchanted Evening Saddle Stitch Ribbon and White Vintage Button; Pearl Rhinestone and Craft Thread from my stash


Shesjetlagd said...

Love the color combo - so diff, but goes together so well! Such a cute card!

Whimsey said...

What a fabulous card; love your colors and the edging between the wall and the floor are perfet. Your work is so nice!!!

Silli said...

Hello k
Kristin, your card is so cool. I love the colors, the image is fab. Hugs and happy day. Silke

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Kristin! This is such a cute little set!

MintStamps said...

You're so brave with your colors. I may have to try those together. I love this card. You did a great job.

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