It's Not All Black and White

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Essence of Spring

I was throwing away some stray papers on my desk this morning, when I noticed I had written: "vanilla, kraft, soft sky" on a corner of one of them. So, I figured I knew what I was talking about and used the combo for today's card.

The card base is 4.25 x 11, scored at 1.5 and 7 inches. Layer sky (embossed with textile) on kraft on bottom flap of card. For top, emboss flowers and butterfly with white (or vanilla, if you have it) embossing powder on sky. Layer on kraft, then on top of card. Punch strip of kraft with slit punch for scallops. Layer on bottom edge of card top. (See second photo for side view.) For photo corner. Punch kraft with giga scalloped square punch, then again with photo corner punch. You'll have to trim some excess. The sentiment is on two layered flower die cuts, and glued only on the bottom half so it can be used as a closure.

Ingredients:

Stamps- Essence of Love (Stampin' Up)

Paper- vanilla, kraft, soft sky (SU)

Ink- Versamark, creamy caramel (SU)

Punches- photo corner, slit (SU); giga scalloped square (Marvy)

Dies- flower dies, textile embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

Ribbon- aqua mist luxe satin (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories- detail white embossing powder (SU); rhinestones, sponge dauber

And now it is time to get ready for THE PENS FIRST PLAYOFF GAME. Yes, I will be there! Yes, I am excited! Any Pens or Sens fans out there? WooHoo! Lets Go Pens!

24 comments:

JenMarie said...

WOW ! GORGEOUS!!!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

Just gorgeous! Love the white embossing on the Soft Sky. Great color combo and layout! :)

Amy said...

yummy, yummy, yummy! I've got to try this combo, it's a beautiful card Bethany!!!

Hugs,
Amy

Joan B said...

what a beautiful card!! These colors are unique and just lovely. I don't know who or what the Pens are, but I'm guessing it is a team (?) HA HA

Allison said...

This is terrific and in my faves! Oh and go Sens (sorry, I'm Canadian...I had to!). But I will cheer for that cutie Sidney too...let's hope my Flames don't choke!

WendyP said...

Wow! the rubons, the colors...everything about this is just gorgeous!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Another gorgeous card with this set, Bethany! I LOVE it!

Libby said...

Such a pretty card! I'm thinking I need to use this color combo on a baby boy card one of these days! And we are Wings fans in this house... :-)

Libby said...

But btw, I do have a Penguins jersey hanging in my closet, autographed by John Cullen. Do you remember him? He played minor league hockey in Flint, MI, and I was a big fan - got him to sign it after he had made the NHL when the Pens played the Wings some years ago, very exciting (at the time anyway).

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful! The colors are so pretty - love the white images!!

Dawn Easton said...

GREAT card Bethany! I love this design! It's fun!!

Hope you enjoyed the game!! I LOVE going to playoff games but sad this year my beloved Oilers didn't make it...ugh! Oh well saved us a BUNDLE of money on our extended season tickets...haha!

Not sure who I want to win more...like the Pens because of Crosby...good Canadian boy ;)

Beth said...

We were so lucky you found that note! This is elegant, beauty at its best! That combo is definitely going into my inspiration notebook!

Tami said...

This card is over the top gorgeous! I didn't think I liked this stamp but YOU have changed my mind, great layout & color combo!

Flossie's Follies said...

This is so elegant and pretty, lovely.

Alexandra said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Bethany!! I love the soft colors, and that ribbon is gorgeous! Love the embossing, just stunning! And, the butterflies, since those are my ulimate favorite, I totally LOVE them!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

joslyn said...

wow, very nice color combo. what a great idea to jot down colors. thanks for sharing.

Scrap for Joy said...

Love the colors of this card. I must try embossing with white-it looks beautiful....almost as beautiful as the Pens last night. Our boys are hot! Love to watch Sid skate-poetry in motion, but Geno is my favorite player. LET'S GO PENS!!!

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful colors together!! I love those pretty flowers and all of your special touches!

Claudia said...

wow wonderful i can not get enough from this card!!!!!!!!

Carolyn King said...

very pretty---great colors---love how the card came to be--i have to find papers with awesome color combos on it!!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh I love this!! Just a gorgeous interpretation of the inspiration piece

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Love this! The colors are perfect! The whole card is perfect!

Corie said...

Oh my this is just GORGEOUS!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous color combo....great card!