08 January 2008

I'm Back~

I didn't realize just how long it had been since I'd blogged. Between two trips in December and all that December is I just didn't get a chance to post anything. Not that I had much to post since I barely stamped. That's right, I didn't even get Christmas cards out this year. *sigh*

Well, I'm back in the saddle with this card I CASEd from Wanda! I changed up the stamp set since I wanted to use A Beautiful Thing, but I just loved her sketch so I kept that and the color scheme.

I think this needs a little something, but I will admit, it does look better IRL and more balanced. I don't have the ribbon so I just left that off. For the flower layer I saw this somewhere else and I really liked it so I used it here. I wish I had a circle punch that was just slightly larger than this flower that would work with the scallop punch, but I don't so this one (1 3/8") will work. It does help add some color so that the flower isn't so stark directly on the black. I didn't have any black or Purely Pomegranite brads so I used a black eyelet and made sure that the black layer was on the bottom so white nor PP would show through.

The white c/s is actually the Shimmery White. I really like the little sparkle that it adds and it isn't a bright white like the Whisper White, a better subdued white if you ask me. :D

Stamps: A Beautiful Thing; Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Basic Black; Paper: Shimmery White, Basic Black & Purely Pomegranate; Accessories: Crop-A-Dile, Black Eyelete, SU scallop punch, SAMJ, sponge and Wanda's Sketch.