It's Not All Black and White

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More Girl Friday (on Tuesday)

(ETA: Oops, I meant for this to post overnight. I goofed somewhere. So you get a double dose today. Sorry.)

I made this card yesterday for the Clean and Simple challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to use paper piecing, as always, keeping the card clean and simple. My card ended up not quite as simple as planned, but I'm working on it. It's still simple by most people's standards. I stamped the largest balloon on blush blossom with Versamark and detail black embossing powder. Then I stamped it twice on the Girl Friday (Wednesday) paper and cut it out. One to glue flat and one to pop up with dimensionals. I also stamped the two smaller balloons in Pretty in Pink, not worrying if they overlapped, since Iwould be covering the main balloon with my patterned paper. I cut slits with a hobby knife around the balloon's basket so that I could thread the ribbon through.

For the sentiment, I cut a circle with a nestabilities die, then stamped the sentiment, then stamped random colorful dots. I layered it a larger black die cut and attached with brads (unknown brand, sorry).

The photo corners were punched from more Girl Friday (Sunday, both sides), and the piercing was done with an ornare template.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps- up, up and away (verve), polka dot basics (pti)
paper- white (pti), black, blush blossom, Girl Friday (cosmo cricket)
ink- black (versafine), versamagic, summer sun, teal, pumpkin, pretty in pink, pomegranate (SU)
other- ornare template, girl friday ribbon (cosmo), photo corner punch and black detail ep (SU), circle nesties (spellbinders), brads, dimensionals, hobby blade


Stacy Morgan said...

Super cute, great papers for the balloon.

Cheryl said...

Love this Bethany,you always match you papers beautifully!!! Love the design and paper piercing!I have a hard time with clean and simple,I keep trying to fill the

Alex said...

Well, it's super cute so I will take the double dose, LOL! Totally gorgeous papers you used Bethany and the paper piercing looks fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Christina Fischer said...

So cool, Bethany! I love the way you used the papers!

Dawn Easton said...

This screams FUN, Bethany! I love all the different designer papers!

Unknown said...

Fun fun fun!! Love those papers - great card Bethany! :)

The Lady said...

I love your work!!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is one of the cutest cards I've seen with this set! I just love the way you stamped the balloons on the Blush Blossom panel. I don't know why I focused on that one little part so much, but it seems like such an important design feature. I also love the piercing peeking out just perfectly, adding life and movement. What a wonderfully creative and artistic card, Bethany!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so cool, Bethany! I love all the fun papers, especially the little alphabet strip!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just too adorable!