Monday, February 18, 2008

Trumpet Vase

My Mojo must be aligned with the stars! LOL! This is another card I made that just came together. Honestly, sometimes I really struggle with a layout and embellishments. But I love it on those rare occasions when it just clicks!

The main image on this card is Penny Black's Trumpet Vase . I stamped it using VersaMark Ink , then embossed with JudiKins Detail Gold embossing powder.

I added a little color to the flowers and leaves using my Tombow markers and a blender pen, then mounted to a dark brown layer.

The background layer is pale blue cardstock, stamped with Penny Black's Paisley Border using VersaMagic Jumbo Java ink. I embossed the stamped image using JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts Heartfelt Messages clear stamp set. It was embossed with detail gold embossing powder, and mounted on pale yellow cardstock. The tabs on each end are from my Cuttlebug labels set.

I added Pearlized Mini Brads to each of the four corners of the main image for dimension.

I know this is not my usual color palette or style, but I actually like this card. It's good to depart from the norm from time to time.

I soooooo enjoyed my day off today. However, I have no idea where the time went! I slept in until 7am (late for me) then got busy, and haven't stopped since. But it was a good and productive day, and I'm happy to have gotten some things done around here.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I have something new for tomorrow, so please be sure to drop in.

Until then....

14 comments:

Diane Lapointe said...

Such a beauty Michelle!!! Love how
you placed the sentiment over the
vase,and the colors are gorgeous!

mimiburroughs said...

Great job!!! Love the card! Glad you had a great day!

Carolyn King said...

...and it is stunning. I love how you did the sentiment--both the embossing and the wrap around. Fabulous card!

Allison said...

This is terrific!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Wowseroo!!! This is Phenomenal Michelle!! I love the colors!! And the sentiment over the vase is PERFECT!! What a gorgeous, classy card!!!

Jennifer said...

Oh so lovely!! The color combination is elegant and the card is just perfect!


~ Jennifer :)

Carol said...

wow, sleeping in gave you a creative superboost with this card!! LOL I LOVE that paisley background stamped on half of the cardstock! It just pulls the eye in immediately! Love the colors and pearlized mini brads too! Gorgeous card - WTG!

Alexandra said...

Beautiful card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ethel Amutan said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your color choices, also!

Glee said...

Beautiful in every way!

Anonymous said...

Love this card; beautiful layout and colour combo! TFS: Tinla

Lynda said...

This is fantastic Michelle! I love it!!

Debbie Olson said...

Michelle, this is so delicate, airy, and elegant--love it!

Joan B said...

How beautifully crafted. Quite elegant. TFS