Thursday, February 23, 2012

smile (single layer card, sorta)

Blue jeans - one of my favoritest things in life.  There's something about denim.  Durable, practical, comfortable, sometimes slimming :)  Sexy too...  personal preferences I know... but for me there is nothing more sexy than a tanned cutie in a white cable knit sweater and faded jeans.  With topsiders.  On his sailboat.  Ever been to Copenhagen?  But I digress.

Just one more thing.  Did ya know that Levi Strauss was actually German?  Yep.

Where is this going you may ask?  Cath has a new challenge at Moxie Fab to use navy to "Cure the Winter Blues".  OK.  Don't have to ask me twice to use navy - blue jeans, ya know.

Decided to go for a one layer card.  Didn't quite make it, but what can I say?  It just happened.

Used a BG stamp for the floral circle.  TIP:  Instead of masking on your CS, mask on your BG stamp to be sure the image will be good around the edges.  Check Mandi's tip here.

Put a mask over the stamped image and stamped the borders.  Added lighter blue too to pep it up.  The theme is "CURE the blues". 

Wanted to try vellum butterflies after seeing Debby's uber-gorgeous card here.  Do want to CASE her card one day soon.

Had stamped some CS with various BG stamps and punched hearts and circles from them, but decided to adhere just the one polka dot heart with pop dots.

Added some mini navy blue pearls and a clear embossed "smile".

Used punches for the circle, heart and butterflies so I am entering Less Is More's challenge Week 55

Ahoi mateys.

Supplies smile:
Paper: CS American Crafts, vellum (recycled envelope)
Stamps: BG CHF, borders Artemio, butterflies Martha Stewart, polka dot BG Mint Motif, "smile" PTI
Ink: Versamagic chalk, Versacolor pigment
Tools:  butterfly punch Martha Stewart, heart The Paper Studio
Other: embossing powder, pearls


Robin said...

Really pretty card!

Chrissie said...

This is such a pretty card!
Love those blue jean colours!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

So crisp and fresh and I hear you about Jeans.... they are my second skin!
Love the blue on the textured white and fabulous masking too :0)
Jenny x

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Maria! Thanks for linking this up to the Cure for the Winter Blues Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

ileana said...

A beautiful card, love it!

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