Saturday, April 9, 2011

An Easter Blossom Thank You


I needed a thank you note for a friend today, but as I started it I couldn't decide how to lay it out. So as I was surfing around, I found a great Sketch Challenge to follow from Stamping 411.



I love that their Challenges are all Stampin' Up! only now! It just means that when you check out all the entries there will only be Stampin' Up! materials used. Anyone can still join, just use your Stampin' Up! stuff.



Here I added a white flower button, and I was happy that not only it's a cute little flower like the Sketch suggested, but also it matched the Easter Blossom stamp I used! Hopefully you can see the Shimmer on the background of the card here too! I told you, I still can't stop Shimmering... (It just keeps "needing" it!)


And here I hope you can see the detail on the stamping of the blossom branch, where I used Pear Pizzazz on the edges of the branches and (maybe you can see) the centers of the blossoms. Then I also used Smooch Top Coat over the Pear centers of the blossoms. Probably all that is seen much better in person!

I also used the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder for the background. Just by the nature of the folder itself, it only embosses part of the cardstock, which also fit with the original Sketch! Pretty cool!


Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by,


Julie

16 comments:

Dale Morin said...

Beautiful card and perfect for the challenge.

Yolanda said...

Thatis a very pretty card. I really like all the details that you added. TFS!

Tiffany Bauer said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Beautiful color combination Julie and love the white POP of the flowers.

Shari Winterstein said...

This is such a beautiful card. I can just see a little chickadee sitting on the branches. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Selene Kempton said...

This is totally stunning! Thank you so very much for sharing your artwork with us! you are one talented stamper!

Maureen said...

Beautiful card - love it!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Wow, awesome job for the the challenge Julie. Love the colors.

Allison said...

This is beautiful! Love the colour and how much the white flowers really pop!

Lori Ingebritson said...

enjoying and following! Thanks for sharing your lovely blog.

Kerin said...

I love the pop of the white flowers! I'm so happy that the switch to all SU! is positive for you, I think it's going to be great too!!

Patti Chesky said...

I can definitely see the shimmer. The white gel pen definitely makes those cherry blossoms pop. Thanks for supporting our decision at the Stamping 411. It means a lot to us!

Connie Babbert said...

Lovely card! Great job with the sketch!

gbarron56 said...

I love how you used the smooch top coat on the little flowers -- just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Heather T said...

What a delicate pretty card and the button treatment is very sweet.

Carol V said...

Beautiful!!!