Sunday, December 30, 2007

True Bayou Friend



Once upon a time, Print Pattern was my go-to stamp for jazzing up a background. I used to tell my customers it was an instant card medic and could rescue even the ugliest of cards. As with so many wonderful things, something "new" comes along and takes its place. I did a rescue of my own here and saved Print Pattern from further neglect ;)

I owe a friend a make-up class using the True Friend stamp set (how great is it that the set made the new catalog?!). Since I wasn't thrilled with a couple of my cards from the fall class, I'm playing around with new ideas. She won't like the fuss of tying the ribbon through the half-circles or the paper piercing, but I do! (I can leave those off for her.) I used Julee Tilman's awesome Mojo Monday sketch from Christmas Eve. She always has such neat and original sketches ... check her out!

[ETA: I can't take credit for the white gel pen dots on the Print Pattern background. Sorry I can't give credit either ... I don't remember where I first saw it ...]

Supplies (SU, unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: True Friend, Print Pattern
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Paper: Whisper White, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery card stock; Blue Bayou prints dp
Accessories: Not Quite Navy marker, Circle and Scalloped Circle nestabilities (by Spellbinders); Blue Bayou double-stitched ribbon, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, white gel pen, paper piercer

14 comments:

Angel Wilde said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I think I will do that white gel pen addition myself today. Thank you for the idea!

Shannan said...

This is soooo pretty!!

SmilynStef said...

Love love love those tiny gel pen dots ... it completely changes the look ... I may have to try a little card rescue of my own today.

Silke said...

Amy - I love what you did with your ribbon...great idea!!! The card is gorgeous..I'm starting to like "Blue Bayou"!!!

Lovetostamp6 said...

Sweet card Amy!

Have a safe & Happy New Year,
Jennifer :)

Dawn K. said...

what a pretty card. this color combo is great.

Nancy said...

*LOVE* it!!

laurie serino said...

Absolutly fabulous card !!! Love that food old background stamp too ! Great color combo !

jpmayo said...

Totally gorgeous card!
I love the colors and the layout, great job:)

Bonnie (The Lucky Clucker) said...

That is a gorgeous card!! I used to wonder how you girls (pro card designers)ever remembered everywhere that you got your ideas! It is good to know that you can forget also and that you too, are human!! LOL!

Rose Ann said...

This is sooo pretty, and I LOVE the colors!!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it. The way you tied the ribbon is super cool. Thanks for playing! :)

AJ said...

this rocks!! so fabulous!

Kathy W said...

Everything about this card makes me say "wow": colors, sketch, and I love this stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

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