Tuesday, July 31, 2012

PSC43 - Girlfriends

This is my first week as a The Perfect Sentiments design team member. I'm already noticing what great friends they are together. God has blessed me with many wonderful friends throughout life, so the theme this week is one dear to my heart - Girlfriends: Create a card with a sentiment for friendship. The twist is to use girly embellishments like pearls, lace, bling, flowers, etc. Our sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs. They will be giving a prize of 4 free digis to our lucky winner!

Here's my card celebrating the wonderful friends that I have.

Please visit the other team members at The Perfect Sentiment and join our challenge this week as we celebrate friendship!

Sentiment Technique:
I couldn't find just the right sentiment to go with my image so I combined two different sentiment stamps from Close To My Heart by masking out the unwanted words using scotch tape when I inked the stamp, pulling it off, then stamping. The unwanted words are clean and uninked!

For more dimension, I cut the petals of the sunflower apart and bent them different ways. I also stamped, colored, cut, and pop dotted a second brown center  for the flower.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge #193 - Just Good Friends 
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge #62 - What Was I Thinking (when I bought hundreds of sheets of discounted gingham dp in every color back in 2006???)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - What Do You Say? (creative sentiments)
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes for July

6.5" x 5" Friendship Card Recipe:
Papers - Prima "Botanical;" CTMH Black, White Daisy Cardstock and very old Shell Pink Gingham
Images - Clearly Vintage Ladies and Sunflowers, CTMH Friendship Bouquet sunflower
Sentiment Stamps - Close To My Heart "Endless Friendship," "Friendship Bouquet"(quote
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers - Copic
Accents - CTMH Licorice Opaques, retired pink organdy and crocheted lace


Sandra said...

Beautiful card! The image is so lovely and your sentiment is great! How exciting to be on the DT! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card - what an absolutely lovely image you selected for this one. I really like the sweet soft colors :)

Sam Pirkle said...

Awesome card. I love the vintage image and I think I might have to try that scotch tape idea the next time I don't have the right stamp. Great to have you on board with our team.

Jennipher said...

We are happy to have you on board with us. Love this vintage image. Well done.

Karen Conner said...

I love the vintage feel of the lovely ladies. Friends used to visit together & we're missing out on that in today's world.

We'll have to be sure & cyber visit! LOL

Leslie Hanna said...

BWAHAHA! What WERE you thinking? OMG, I do the same thing. I'm glad you used a tiny corner of it for our challenge. :) Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Paige said...

There was a time when all of my cards had either polka dots, gingham or stripes in the background, so I know where you are coming from! So happy you joined us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

Carla said...

Lol- had to laugh at the gingham paper comment....I love it though! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

Margaret said...

Love the image that you used for this. Great design of your card and you made the sentiment just right for the card.

My name is Cindy said...

Beautiful card! Thank you so much for joining us at TioT. Cindy