Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Hello Friend!

The paper I used on this card is from the Crush Collection by Crate. The same collection as the paper used on the card in my previous post. Aren't they just SO different from each other! I LOVE that! I was not born with the talent of putting colors and patterns together easily, so when I get a collection like this, where everything matches, I am in HEAVEN!!!

When I looked at this paper, with it's rich greens and browns ('mmmm I love green!), I instantly reached for this Whipper Snapper stamp *Bucket of Posies* by Anna Wight. I know, it looks a little Fallish for July (yikes, how the heck did it get to be July?), but this is truly my favorite color palette, so I use it all year long.

After coloring the image with Copic markets, I used the Ranger blending tool to smoodge color around the edges and towards the center. The matte under the image was distressed with sand paper.

The sentiment, from the Friends Centers set by CHF, is stamped in Palette Burnt Umber and then *underlined* with Robin's Nest glass baubles.

An easy peasy card to put together. I love that!



Lesli said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful - so vibrant!

Bevie Pearl said...

HB, I love it. This is one of my favorite images and your card design is perfect.

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

I agree completely, HB! I love those papers .. and I love what you've brought together in this creation!


Heather McNally said...

I love it, too! You are making me long for fall! This is so rich!