Sunday, November 4, 2007

My Extra Hour



The tiaras and wands were decorated, the games were all played, the gifts all opened, and "the cake" (now a mere shadow of its former glory, by the way) eaten ... with time left over to stamp last night (thanks to the time change)!

This card is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #26. Thanks to my upline, Sue, for encouraging me to see the Dashing designer paper line as more than just Christmas paper. I used it and the coordinating colors as the basis for this card of encouragement.

For the sentiment, I used my aqua painter to add a color wash in River Rock. I went back in and highlighted certain words with Real Red, again with the aqua painter.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Priceless, Friendship Flowers
Inks: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Real Red, River Rock
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Dashing designer paper
Accessories: Word Window punch, olive brads, 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter, aqua painter, paper piercer

9 comments:

beate said...

Wow! Amy, that's gorgeous!!! Love everything about it.
Thanks for playing with the sketch. Hugs and smiles

Maren said...

What a beautiful card! Great job!

Andrea said...

beautiful card, love the quote

Sue H. said...

I can't believe you actually cut into the cake!

Lori said...

Fantastic card! I love how you did the sentiment panel.

Mercy said...

what a gorgeous card, amy! thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog! i just found your blog via your comments, and I would love to include you in my blogroll if you wouldn't mind! just let me know...i hope to update it some time today or tonight ~ thanx!

jen del muro said...

gorgeous card!!!!!

Tracy said...

lovely card miss. and you know i didnt even notice the paper was from that christmas pack - you worked it! i think getting "the christmas" outta stuff is hard - wonderful job. oh and i really like the hilighting of the words using the water pen...

lauren said...

what i love about this:

the sentiment!!! (that is GREAT)
the design! (ditto)
the papers! (definitely work in a non-xmas-context!)
your take on the beate sketch!

*WOW*!!! :)

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