Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Beautiful Friend

Hey ladies! I'm back with a card that I made using all my lovely new supplies. It was so nice to be able to sit down at my desk again and surround myself with beautiful things. It made the inspiration for this card a snap! Check her out.


Aren't these papers just gorgeous? They're all from My Mind's Eye. The top floral is from the So Sophie collection, the strip of dandelions is the B side of that same sheet, and the bottom orange geometric pattern is from their Abbey Road collection.

The image I chose for today is "Ellie" from Stampendous. I just love her. She'd also be perfect for baby cards, don't you think? I colored her in twice, then cut out one and popped it over top for some dimension. The sentiment was from the mix-and-match sentiment set from The Paper Studio that I bought at Hobby Lobby. So many great options with that one. And for once I don't have to list my Copics! I remembered to take a photo before I put them away.


To assemble the card, I adhered my two background papers to some Bazzill kraft cardstock, then rounded the corners of my Ellie image with my We R Memory Keepers corner chomper (tip: A.C. Moore now carries it, AND you can use a coupon!), and centered her over top. I trimmed the light orange dandelion strip so that it would look like she was standing in them and popped that off with dimensional adhesive (and by the way, I've been spelling "dimensional" wrong all these months! Embarrassing!).


For my finishing touches, I tied on some ribbon from Buy The Yard ($1 bin at Joann's) and secured it with a mini glue dot under the knot and on each end so it wouldn't slip down. I thought it needed a little bling somewhere, so I added two gems from ATD on either side of my sentiment.


I hope you like it! Actually, after I was done taking the photos, I decided to round the bottom corners with the Corner Chomper as well. It looks better.

Well, my sister-in-law is gone now. Back home to Germany. We had such a nice time together, and I was really sad to see her go. While she was here, she and I did our traditional dinner and a chick flick. The movie we saw was Letters To Juliet, and OH MY GOSH! It is now our most favorite movie. If you haven't seen it yet, it's probably too late for the big screen, but as soon as it comes out on DVD rent it! Heck, even buy it if you have the money! You won't be sorry. Two beautiful love stories, beautiful scenery, a beautiful cast... I can't say enough good things about it. Put it on the top of your MUST SEE list. You can thank me later. :o)

10 comments:

  1. ooooh, super, super adorable card! Love to see "Ellie" in color. And those MME PP are very pretty~

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  2. You did a great job with all your new goodies! Love that little "Ellie" so cute. Glad you are having fun in your room again.

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  3. How adorable. Love the fabulous new papers and colors. They are the perfect backdrop for your precious image! Awesome card.

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  4. Very cute :) I really like how all of the colors worked together and that elephant stamped turned out absolutely adorable!

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  5. Super cute! Great elephant! TFS!

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  6. Hi Christiana,

    I just want to drop by and say it'd be such an honor for me to have my blog site posted on yours. Yes, yes, yes! Thank you so much! I'm so flattered!!!

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  7. What great patterned paper. I like how you cut out around your flowers and that crinkly edged ribbon.

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  8. Thank you all so much!

    Xiumaiyuki, you're added! Your blog is too cute!

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  9. Oohh this is sooo cute! I love these papers. They have gone on my "Wish" list.



    Cheryl
    http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

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Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!

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