Wednesday, March 18, 2009

i {heart} papers sketch challenge


The i {heart} papers design team was issued a sketch challenge by Kendra. It is a fabulous sketch! Be sure to stop by Kendra's blog for a little contest.

I used orchid greetings for all stamped images. The orchids are embossed with silver embossing powder and coloured with copic markers. I used white twill ribbon, available from IHP which I like better than any other 5/8" twill on the market because it is much softer and more pliable. I used oval and scallop oval nestabilities for the end. The dp is from my 6x6 Urban Prairie pad by Basic Grey.

Blue Moon Beads has put out these fabulous charms they call 'Tokens'. I used a bee hive here because I thought it went so very well with the little bee images on the paper. This little detail kinda tickles my detail bone!
I used a scrap of urban prairie paper left over from cutting the card front for the inside. I smiled when I realized the design was already cut evenly and the little bee was well placed. A very happy accident!
I stamped these orchids and went to the effort of cutting them out, so I figured they had all better get used for all that effort! I think the placement of these blooms was the toughest part of the whole card. I like how they spill about, but I think I need to make a little more dimension happen for a better spill effect.

Check out what the other design team members have done! All links are listed on my sidebar.

It's almost spring, so get outside and let the sun kiss your face!

stamps; orchid greetings (stampendous - IHP)
paper; 6x6 urban prairie pad (basic grey - IHP), raven, green tea, tropical breeze, coconut swirl (bazzill)
ink; distress emboss ink - smells like cinnamon (by ranger)
accessories; 5/8" white twill ribbon (may arts - IHP), detail black and silver embossing powder (ranger), blue adhesive rhinestones (kaiser), black brads (making memories), oval and scallop oval nestabilities (spellbinders - IHP), double scallop, zigzag edge punches (martha stewart), black satin ribbon (offray), bee hive charm (tokens by blue moon beads)

10 comments:

i {heart} papers said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the little charm and the inside of the card. Lovely job.

Cathleen said...

Oh wow! This is beautiful, Love the paper and I love the charm....so pretty!

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Holy cow! This is gorgeous!

Kendra said...

WOW ~ this is STUNNING!

Deb said...

So beautiful Loretta! I love all of your attention to the little details! That bee charm is the perfect accent for this fun paper, and the orchids you colored and CUT are so soft and beautiful! All that work paid off in a real dazzler!

whoistracy said...

Very pretty!! I love that color combo.

Lori said...

So pretty, Loretta! I love the layered ribbon and how you decorated the inside of the card to match.

Amber said...

Wow, very pretty!!!

Dee Jackson said...

This is so beautiful!!That paper is gorgeous

Jenny Gropp said...

fab card-- the DP and ohhhh that little charm just is toooo much!

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