Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sending a Smile

My son is spending a couple of weeks in New Hampshire with his grandparents. I made a card to send him to let him know how much we are missing him. I started with kraft cardstock and stamped Background Basics: Retro's circle stamp in Burnt Umber across the center. I then used a Copic B99 marker to color in the center circles to match my blue cardstock. I stamped a Fancy Flourishes stamp twice, once on the top and once on the bottom of the strip I had created. For the main image I stamped the flourish from Everyday Classics in Spring Rain and the bird from the same set in Burnt Umber. The wing was stamped in Enchanted Evening, cut out and adhered with a piece of foam tape. The sentiment from Everyday Button Bits was stamped in Enchanted Evening. I then cut out the image with a Long Rectangles nesties die and matted it onto some Enchanted Evening cardstock cut with a scalloped long rectangles nestie. I lightly inked the edges of the cardstock and the main image piece with Chamomile ink. I like the way it turned out and this sentiment was just perfect for the occasion.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a blessed day!

Supplies (All Papertrey unless otherwise noted)
Stamps-Background Basics: Retro, Fancy Flourishes, Everyday Classics, Everyday Button Bits
Paper-Kraft, White, Enchanted Evening
Ink-Burnt Umber (Palette), Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Chamomile
Other-Long and scalloped long rectangle nesties (Spellbinders), Copic B99 marker

14 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love your cards! This is lovely and you can't go wrong with kraft!

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is so sweet! love how you did the wing. Your son will enjoy it :)) blessings to you
Linda

Angie Williams said...

Wow, I love this! Great colors together!

Vicki said...

Awwww, how sweet! Wonderful work, Karen! Blessings to you!

Scrapping Julie said...

very cute karen. i finally just got my set. so i hope to play with it this weekend. dont you love the enchanted evening!

Sara said...

Very cute, love the craft and blue!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Love your card.....The craft cardstock is one of my favourite looks but for whatever reason seldom use it. You gave me the inspiration to pull some out....TFS

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful card! hope he has a great time! :)

Ronnie said...

This card is lovely! I love Kraft paper and the fact that it matches just about everything! The stamps and paper are fabulous! Great work!

Dru said...

This is so pretty Karen - I love the way you stamped the background - it all goes together beautifully! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

Maggie said...

Cute card....simple but lots of WOW! You'll have to explain to me how you use those distressing pads from PTI....I just end up blobbing them and you made it look so nice :)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Beautiful card karen and I love the Happy Trails one too! I hope your enjoying your sunday. :)

Rebecha said...

You continue to impress me with your attention to details. I love how you colored in the circle centers to bring in more of the blue. Awesome.

JazzyH said...

I love the stamps and the colors you used. Great card!