Monday, February 9, 2009

Here for You Always

Put on your sunglasses!!! This card really turned out BRIGHT today! I tried to tone it down a little by sponging the edges but I don't think it did much!

The new technique challenge on Split Coast was to create a border by cutting out part of your patterned paper. I started with this circle pattern paper by Basic Grey and randomly cut along the circles. I used these cute giraffes from the H&M Stamp set called A Generation of Stitches (retired) and also stamped the background with a button stamp from the same set. The giraffes are up on foam dimensionals and the head of the larger giraffe is popped up again.

The sentiment is from another H&M Set called A Time of Caring (retired). I think this card would be great to send to a friend that was needing some encouragement or from a mother to her child just to let them know they are never alone.

The Raspberry Fizz and Ripe Avocado card stocks are from Papertrey Ink as well as the pretty dotted satin ribon.

A reminder to check out my one year blogaversary candy here. You have until Wednesday to enter a comment on that post for a chance to win!

Stamps: A Generation of Stitches, Sentiment - A time of Caring: H&M Stamps
Paper: raspberry fizz, ripe avocado: PTI, DP Basic Grey Eva
Ink: True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado: PTI
Accessories: foam dimensionals, copics, prismacolor markers, button, waxed floss, satin ribbon: PTI, circle punch

22 comments:

Monica said...

I love how bright it is!! Great color scheme.

Joanne Travis said...

I LOVE the bright colors you chose for this. How fun and cheerful!!!

~amy~ said...

super sweet julia...the colors are magnificent!!

Sue from Oregon said...

WOW, these colors just jump out at you...wonderful!

Bunny B said...

Wow! This is such an awesome card!! So cute and cheery :)
Congrats on your 1st Blogoversary!! xxx

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Bright, but oh so fun and darling!! I love your pink and green giraffes!!!

Lauri said...

I LOVE how bright this is!!! You did a great job with that challenge! Love it!

LeAnne said...

FUN card! Love how you cut out the edges for the challenge!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! This is so so cute!! I love the colors of those darling giraffes!! :) TFS!

Millie said...

CUTE, CUTE, CUTE...I LOVE IT!

Bev said...

Cute card and I love the giraffes. tfs

Karen said...

I really like the bright colors of this! Also think how you cut around the bubbles to make the border looks great! :>

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Julia, this is so eye catching!!!! Great colors and totally cute!!!!

Jenny said...

Bright & cheery! Perfect for a dreary day like today...

One4Joy said...

so well done, Julia...I love the depth behind those tall necked guys! fab colors too.

There's happy mail on it's way to you...just wanted you to have a heads up!!!

JAR said...

Oh how did I miss those adorable giraffes????? I love those bright colors! They look awesome!

magic boxes said...

Love the bright colours Julia - lovely card - makes me feel happy!

Elaine

Christina said...

WOw I love the great bright colors on this. I love to go nontraditional when i can .

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Awwww I love this! These are the cutest giraffes I've ever seen! My friend would love this card she collects giraffes!

Kristy Vernon said...

I love this idea and you did such a great job with it! This definitely inspires me to try something with patterned paper.

dpkennedy said...

Wow, I love the colors you used on here! That is really pretty dp and those giraffe's are adorable!!

Deb Neerman said...

Too bright?!? Naw, that's not too bright ... it's just right!

Cheerful, fun, and perfect!

Dang, I wish I saw that challenge before ...