It's Not All Black and White

Friday, April 20, 2007

Friendship Friday


It's Friendship Friday again, so here's another card just because I appreciate your friendship.

The How To:

Stamps: Love Matters
Ink: Black Stazon, vintage violet, old olive, pumpkin pie, markers: baroque burgundy, pumpkin pie, old olive, certainly celery, bashful blue, apricot appeal, basic black
Paper: Chatterbox olive poolhouse paisley and beach blossoms, bashful blue, baroque burgundy, white
Other: aquapainter, SU! blue gingham ribbon, eyelet, clear embossing powder, ticket corner punch

I stamped "friends" with black stazon and colored with all the markers. The 's' was done with an aquapainter and vintage violet ink. I also made the shadow all around the word with the aquapainter and bashful blue. The ticket corner punch has got to be the best $4.95 I ever spent. It got a workout here on all the corners. I doodled the frame and layered on burgundy then bashful. I personally don't much care for the newer Bravo Burgundy. It's too dark for my liking. But I found this old piece of Baroque Burgundy and found it suited my purposed rather nicely. I used some miscellaneous eyelet I bought years ago and tied on the ribbon on the right. One strip of the vertical ribbon seemed to get lost in the design, so I added a second ribbon.

I'll have you know, I first used stitched violet ribbon...too dark. Then white...too chunky. It looked like hospital bandages to me against these dark colors. Finally...blue gingham...Juuuuust right. I feel like the Goldilocks of the ribbon world.

The hearts were stamped with pumpkin pie, vintage violet and old olive. Then colored with apricot, bashful and celery. They were cut out and got two coats of clear ep.

That's it. Thanks to all of you, my friends out there in cyberland, for stopping by today. Now I'm off to cut my grass. It's the first day for quite some time when I'll be able to cut the grass without a winter coat on. Yeah!

15 comments:

Amy said...

ohhh, I like this!

Amy

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

I've already commented in the SCS gallery, but I have to tell you, I just love this card. Seeing it was the perfect way to start my day!

kathy said...

I like this card but then i like all friendship cards but yours are beautiful

Chris Smith said...

I love what you've done with one of my favorite stamps! The blue shading around the word is awesome.

Kirsten said...

Very pretty - I have that set, HAD to, and rarely use it! I keep forgetting! LOL

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Such a cute card, Bethany! I LOVE the colors!

HeyHeyPaula said...

Very nice card. I love the colors and the blue around the word really makes it pop. TFS

Rose Ann said...

What a bright and cheery card...very cute!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, love the combo of papers and colors! I just bought the Doodle Alphabet because I love this stamp from Love Matters so much. This is a great card!

scrapstampindiva said...

Great card Bethany! Hey, I just found out you had a blog lol I added you to my friends list :)

Angie Z. said...

Darling sweet card! I agree about that ticket punch - it's the best!

Adelina said...

Very pretty card! I really like the bright colors. Nice work!

Kathyc said...

Funny thing about the ticket punch; I guess I never noticed the price before and thought I could do with out it; when I decided last week that I needed it, I was happily surprised at the low price; can't wait til it comes this week; I've yet to use this stamp too so thanks for the inspiration!

Teresa said...

Both "Friendship Friday" cards are beautiful. I have been blogging some on friendships and plan to continue to do so for a while. How wonderful that you are devoting one day a week to that very subject! I just found your blog and I enjoy looking at all of your cards, and will be checking in very regularly.