Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rejoice!

Rejoice for He is Risen!

This is the card that I made for my Mom for Easter. It's also my Ocean's 11 Challenge card for the week--which was a layout sketch (SSS08) that you can see over at
On Life and Creating. (She also has blog candy connected to her sketches...so I'd check it out if you have time) I can't believe it's only Tuesday and I have it done....but I had to get the card finished so I could get it into the mail. I loved this layout. Really got me into the card and I was able to get it made quicker then just staring at the cardstock wondering which direction to take.


I used the Bella Birds paper and it reminded me of the Carte Postale bird, so I dug out that set...I have the Enchante paper that came out when that stamp set did...but I thought it was also a good match for this DP as well.

You can see the bird on the DP...and then of course the embossed one that I did. This card is completely Stampin' UP! I usually add flowers etc, that are from elsewhere, but today I used my Pretties Kit and made a hat pin instead.

I am loving that Eyelet Border Punch!! It really softens up the edge of the card.

Set: Carte Postale, Graceful Words
Accessories: Bella Birds DP, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst & Very Vanilla cardstock, Pretties Kit, Sponge w/So Saffron Ink, Corner Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Lavendar EP, Very Vanilla Taffetta.




13 comments:

Mary said...

Love it! Great Eastery colors and the embellishments are perfect! Thanks for playing - you have been entered into the monthly blog candy drawing!

peggysue said...

That is so delicately pretty, just love it!

Holly said...

Katie, your mom is going to love this! How beautiful! That "carte postal" set is quite lovely and I really enjoyed the embossing you did which makes it stand out even more. The eyelet border punch I think really completes it all - just lovely!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful job on the challenge. The colours are perfect and I love the hatpin embellishment.

A Latte Stampin said...

Adorable!!!I'm Thinking of hosting a shoe box swap at the end of April and since you are in the area, I though I would see if you would like to pack the blue bundle up and come. Let me know and I'll give you more details later
Hugs

Liz said...

beautiful!!! I love the paper and that bird is perfect with it!

Grace said...

Oh great job with the sketch!!! Your Mom will love this! Love the edge punch on this...and the stick pin is the perfect touch!... Sooo pretty!

Dell said...

What a pretty card! Your mom will love it!

Gina said...

great job with the challenge, love your soft colors and the pin embellishment. I need that border punch!

Kim said...

You're right, the Bella Birds and the Carte Postale bird looks really nice together. The hat pin really sets this card off I think. The perfect finishing touch.

laos348 said...

Beautiful card. I like the paper you used for the background and the birs complement each other so well. Great job on the challenge.

bloggingjenn said...

Really pretty! Love the softness...very nice card!!

~Jenn

The Mama Monkey said...

Blog candy and a sketch?! Fabulous!!!

Love your color choices; perfect for Easter! Love the pin and pearls too! Perfect!