Thursday, February 28, 2008

Congratulations Card

This Saturday is our local scrapbook store's garage sale. Anyone can bring their new or used crafting items and the store will sell them for you. You get store credit for the amount you sell.

I was going through my paper this morning (actually, I started going through it a week ago and have finally finished...well, given up...) and found a stack that I got from JoAnn's last time we were in Dallas for our Ladies' Scrapbooking Weekend.

I liked the paper pack because the papers had a distressed look and because there were some papers with big, funky flowers. I didn't really look closely at the other papers or at the fact that you get about 10 of each print. I know I say you can't have too much paper, but that's just a lot of paper!

So, I decided to try to use some and if I just couldn't get it to "click", then I would send it to the garage sale!

So, here's what I came up with. This is a "Congratulations" card that would work for a marriage, new job, new house. Probably not a new baby because of the flowers, but, hey, a new "bloom" is something to celebrate, too.

I stamped the bouquet image (which I got for $1 at Michael's!) in Memories Black ink and heat set it. I don't know if I needed to heat set it, but I've had a hard time finding a good ink here in town that works with my Copics markers, so I did it just for good measure. Then I colored it.

Now, if I had been thinking, I would have found my papers to use first and then coordinated the colors in my image to the papers. But, I was just playing around with the markers and, therefore, colored the image first. So, I tried a weird color combination for the rest of the card.

Surprisingly, I was very pleased with how it turned out!


Allison said...

This is one of my fav color combos...very nice!

Belas Creating Place said...

what a lovely card.