Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Soft Cocoa Thanks

Today's card uses Jen's Sketch For You to Try from this week. I love Jen's sketches, because her style is so different from my own, and it stretches me to try layouts I would never think of myself, but really like. This one's another great one - thanks for the inspiration, Jen!

I started by stamping the small flower from Thankful Blossoms with Soft Sky ink. I then used a blender pen and some Soft Sky ink refill to color the petals and matted on a 1 3/8" circle punch from the Soft Sky Prints dp. The scallop circle is punched from Chocolate Chip and for a little interest I stamped one of the small leaves on each scallop in Chocolate Chip. Next I cut three strips of the Soft Sky paper and matted with Chocolate Chip. I stamped thank you on the bottom one, then added hardware from the new SU Styled Silver Hodgepodge. The background is from the Close to Cocoa Prints pack and I used a corner rounder for the scalloped edges, and added a thin scallop mat with the Soft Sky prints paper. To finish off, I added a ribbon tab with some Soft Sky Double Stitched ribbon and then highlighted the designs in the Soft Sky paper with some Stardust Stickles.

Sorry not a lot of chitchat today. My hours and hours at the computer the past week, combined with little sleep brought my migraines back yesterday. Gotta keep the computer time to a minimum so I don't re-awaken the angry beast! ;) Hope you have an awesome day!

19 comments:

  1. Good card, glad you're feeling better!

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  2. oh i LOVE this!! the colors are soothing. keep looking at the card and not the computer, so the beast stays at bay!! i used to get them daily, so i know you feel bad. take it easy!! sus

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  3. Great card - I love the browns! I understand the migraine problem (no me, but my daughter). Please do take it easy & get some rest!

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  4. This is just gorgeous, Julee!! Take it easy and get some rest! :)

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  5. This is gorgeous Julee - love the soft colors and all that cocoa brown - yummy!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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  6. Love, Love, LOVE this card!!! Take it easy today and get some rest. :)

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  7. love this card - the color combo is fantastic!

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  8. Beautiful card and design Julee! Get some rest and feel better soon.

    Jennifer :)

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  9. Love the card, Julee! It looks wonderful with this sketch!

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  10. Very pretty! I like the hodgepodge. Hope you find some rest time.

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  11. Ooooo... I think I really NEED that Silver HodgePodge. I have been resisting..... Hmmmm....

    Take it easy and feel better!!!!!

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  12. Love the colors!!! Pretty card!!

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  13. Great card! Take care!
    Deena (moonrise)

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  14. Beautiful, Julee -- love your colors. Take care of your achin' head -- hope you're feeling better!

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  15. Laura (scrapnextras)March 20, 2008 at 9:27 AM

    Stunning! Love the colour scheme and the scallops! The brads and ribbon tabs are the perfect finish...awesome as usual!

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  16. WOW! Gorgeous!! Titillating
    eye candy!

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  17. Beautiful Card!!
    I love the colors..
    and all the details.
    Love the sparkle and the hardware.

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