It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Friendship Fridays

I'm going to give this a try for a fun Friday theme: Friendship Fridays. I'll make cards with no theme or purpose other than to say, "Hey, thanks for being my friend."
So, here's my first Friendship Friday card. It also works for yesterday's Splitcoast Challenge, to use markers. I had a HECK of a time getting a decent picture of this card. This is the best I could come up with. Maybe there was too much white and glitter for the camera.
Here's the "How To":
Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Curvey Verses
Ink: versamark, pale plum, perfect plum, certainly celery, garden green
Paper: whisper white, perfect plum, Enchante designer paper
Other: Irridescent Ice embossing powder, ribbon, paper piercer and template, dimensionals
I was shooting for a bright, crisp card. That's why I used so much white and these springy colors. I tend to be a very slow card maker. I lay different things on my card until I like what I see. In fact, originally I had shiny dots on the top layer of this card. I didn't feel like changing it. I wanted to be done. I had photographed it, worked with it in my photo editing software, and was all ready to go. And I just couldn't take it. The dots were all clashing. I had to rip it apart and change the top layer to what you see now.
The dots were done with the stamp from Heartfelt Thanks in versamark and Irridescent Ice embossing powder. For the flowers, I colored with my markers directly on the stamp, spritzed it lightly with water and stamped three times. I went back in with my versamarker to add II embossing powder highlights. Things weren't quite right, so I tried a couple of different ribbons in a couple of different spots. This one was not too overwhelming and brought some balance to the design. I think I picked it up at Walmart.
So there you have it. Take a minute to tell one of your friends "thanks" today. A girl can never have too many friends.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card! I love the purples and your layout. I also like that you're going to have a different theme each day on your blog.

Amy said...

It's beautiful Bethany! Love the Friday feature. And thanks for the reminder to tell a friend "thanks for being you". I don't do it enough!


bensarmom said...

What a great idea for Fridays. Friends are truly important and need to know that.

Allison Rankin said...

Cute little card!

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I'm enjoying it. I like your cards and I love your idea for Friendship Fridays. Friends are special so thanks for reminding us to tell them how much they mean to us.

Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you on the trials and tribulations of trying to get a card just right! The things we go through... This turned out very nice. Great idea for "Friendship Friday"!