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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Soft hues, ribbons and flowers....



Good Tuesday morning; it's time for another challenge from Tuesday Morning Sketches This week we are challenged to use soft hues, ribbons, and flowers; I hope you will play along! Our sponsor this week is Doodle Palace and the image I used is called "Teddy with Flowers".
Teddy is colored with Crayolas/Goo Gone. DP is from Imaginisce and it is double-sided; the striped side has lovely glitter accents. I used some irridescent ribbon and glitter on the flowers to pull it all together. I was almost finished when I remembered these flower stick pins in my stash; I thought they were the perfect finishing touch. When I was done, I realized this would be a nice baby card.
Image: Digi from Doodle Palace
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, SU! Certainly Celery, Imaginisce DP
Embellies: Fancy Pants Designs Stick Pins, Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter in "Polar Bear", Ribbon (my stash)
Extras: Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Foam Tape
Tips and Tricks:
I find it a bit hard to get the diagonol panel "just right" and I have found that using copy paper is a good way to make a template so you can avoid wasting costly DP. I just position the copy paper where I would put it on the card, mark it, cut it, and then check the fit. If it looks good, I then lay that piece on top of my DP and cut it by hand. I keep used copy paper with my container of scraps to use for scrap paper.
I have a question that I hope one of you can answer.... Have you ever used the stick pins? If so, have you sent them through the mail? If so, how?
Thanks for stopping by; I hope you have a great day! It looks like it could be another rainy one here....
Angela

9 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

This is such a sweet card Angela! I love it. I really like the texture the crayons & Goo Gone give in the coloring. Great job!!

Rebecca said...

I have never used the stick pins. But I do love how they look on here. They really add a fun finish to the card. I love that dp! So perfect for the sweet little bear image.

Jessica G. said...

Hey -- we have the same taste in images! Awesome coloring, beautiful DP (love the glitter) and such a clever way to use those flower stick pins!!

Jen A said...

Adorable!

Amy said...

Just darling! I love the colors and embellies!

Chris said...

very cute!

Larissa said...

Such a sweet card! Love the papers you used.

Banu said...

Angela, this card turned out very cute. I loved your take on soft hues :)

Dora said...

What a gorgeous card, it's really sweet, yes perfect for a baby card and I really love the layout.. I'd like to use it. Thanks so much for sharing... And no, never used stick pins in my cards so far.. I'm curious now if they would cause a problem if mailed ha ha xxx