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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Upsy Daisy Thank You!

I LOVE these solid type stamps!! I especially LOVE them when stamped on glossy card stock!!

I did use black Staz-on to do this image. I really wasn't sure where I was going with the background when I started. I didn't know if I wanted to do a sunset or make it like a meadow. I decided to just start with the Pretty in Pink and work my way up the sky with Bashful Blue and Brocade Blue. I sponged the blue edges with Night of Navy.

For the moon I punched out a circle of copier paper and used removable tape and stuck it on the card stock before I began sponging in the background colors. Once I was done I removed the paper. The circle was such a bright white that I had to tone it down with a bit of Barely Banana.

This type of card is fairly simple to make. Since I wanted to make this a "Thank You" card I had to find some small words that fit in the circles. I wanted to use the scalloped punch on the card. And I wanted to keep my wording to the upper right. I didn't want the wording to be the focal point of the card. I did find the perfect size words in the "Holiday Blitz" set. I've used those words from that set MANY times. They're just the perfect size!!!

I used the Cuttlebug flower folder for the Bordering Blue background. I really like those folders because they allow you to give that part of your card that little something it needs without distracting from the rest of the card. To leave it plain it would actually look like it needs "something!" And the Cuddlebug folder was just what it needed!!!

I did get to use the new Stampin' Up! die cut. I used it once for the glossy card stock. After I was done adding my colors I cut on the "dotted" lines and then used the distressing tool and smoothed off those edges. Then I cut another one out of black and layered it behind the glossy piece. It was just the perfect layer, wasn't it? And don't you LOVE it that you can just trim away that small area and have a nice looking layer? It's just SO convenient!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today,


Jennifer said...

Very pretty card! Love the colors and the moon. I've got this stamp ordered and can't wait for it to come in.

Deanne Stewart-Mills said...

This is a beautiful card. I the way you have used that stamp as a silhouette!

craftyantoinette said...

I absolutely love this card! I got some birthday money this past week and I gonna get me that die. Love it!

StampinCathy said...

This is beautiful. I just love the colors you used and the SU stamp set is so cool.

krystalpurple said...

Love it!

Diane said...

Oh Wanda,I yet to try this technique! It is gorgeous!!!!
I must try it one day soon!

Stampin_Melissa said...

Wanda, this card is just so very lovely! I love the colors you used too!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card, Wanda!
I have this stamp set, but have not used it yet. Thanks for the incentive.


Anonymous said...

What an awesome card! It is so beautiful! Love the colors and the details! TFS!