Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Just a note

I think Neil has decided that he will not take me to the movies anymore ... or I don't choose the movies ... we just got back from watching the planet of the apes movies and I tell you I spent the first half of the movie crying my eyes out ... I thought it was an action packed movie not a tear jerker!!! Lucky it was dark so I could sit there and sob my little heart out!
Anyway I managed to make this card before we went but didn't get time to photograph and load it up so I am doing it now.
I got a wonderful set of stamps in the post yesterday from AnnaBelle Stamps and I just had to try them out! so following the distressing challenge this week from AnnaBelle Stamps blog and incorporating the colours from Diecut Dreams (pink, green and coffee), the sketch from Sketchy Saturday, ribbons from Kaboodle Doodles and incorporating a card and gift together for Cupcake Crafts I made this card with a little notepad on the inside!

here is a close up of the lily flower from Squared Posies - I actually stamped it on vellum, flipped it over and coloured it in with Crayola colouring pencils and then flipped it back to reveal the colouring. I have always found with vellum that the colouring is more effective when you colour the back of the image rather than the front (like with most colouring in!) - give it a go!

and the inside is a little note pad that I trimmed down to size and put a patterned paper covering on it! I love incorporating little gifts as part of the card.

materials - AC coffee card; Kaisercraft 'country grove', MM 'Noteworthy Audrey' papers; Vellum; AnnaBelle stamps 'squared posies' stamps; Stazon timber brown ink; Crayola colouring pencils; Provocraft dot embossing folder, MFT notebook edge die; Ribbon

Thanks for looking.


Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Thanks for sharing your colouring technique with vellum. Wonderful lily image! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

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mudmaven said...

I just love that image and what a spectacular job you did coloring it. Thanks for joining us for our Ribbon challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

Karen said...

Lovely image and fab colouring, thanks for joining us at DCD.

Donna said...

Beautiful gift card, such a unique design with the little notepad and perfect for the occasion! Thank you so much for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

Shelly said...

Hi! I love the pretty flower image and fab little notebook! A great gift card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Hugs Shelly x

Sue W said...

This is such a cute little project Janet and a great way to use one of the squared posies! Thanks for playing along again this week!

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Just beautiful Janet! I haven't used vellum for ages, so I must pull it out again and give it a go!
Thanks for sharing with us this week :)

SemSee said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at challenge #169 at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Sem x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Janet, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your papers are beautiful. Such a brilliant idea to have the notepad inside! Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x