Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A card for Jen


This is a card I made for my friend Jen in thanks for letting me borrow yet another one of her stamp sets. This time it was the French Script background. I needed it to make the bookmark cards for my friend Joanne. So while I was doing that, i also used it to stamp a card for Jen. I try to do this whenever I borrow a stamp set from her -- the least i could do to pay her back for her kindness is to make her a sample with that set.

On this card I first stamped the french script background onto a naturals ivory base. I then used a cotton ball to bush stampin' pastels onto the background in bravo burgundy, more mustard and creamy caramel. It's hard to see in the picture, but it gave the background a nice, soft, multicolor quality. Next I stamped the roses using the both way blossoms hostess set in chocolate chip and used the blender pen with my stampin' pastels to add the color in bravo burgundy, more mustard and always artichoke. I stamped the sentiment from the blooming with happiness set in bravo burgundy and again used the cotton ball to add more color to the background of the image. I tied a narrow gold organdy ribbon around the main image for interest and adhered the image to a bravo burgundy mat. Instead of doing the obvious and centering the main image on the card front, I chose instead to make it even with the lower edge of the card. I still think it looks pretty and it's just a tad unexpected.

5 comments:

Jen said...

Thanks again Diane, I LOVE this card! You're such a great stamper so thank you for sharing your work with me!! Jen

Elizabeth said...

Love this Diane! great work!
Liz

Markie's Mom said...

Diane, this is a lovely card!

Patty H. said...

That is a beautiful card! You really did a great job!

Becky said...

Beautiful card. I really love the French Script background. I'm sure your friend, Jen, will love it.