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:

Tina said...

Good card, glad you're feeling better!

Susan Liles susiestampalot said...

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

Peggy Maier said...

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

Shannan Teubner said...

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

Alexandra said...

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

Christi said...

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

April Driggers said...

love this card - the color combo is fantastic!

Lovetostamp6 said...

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

Jennifer :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

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

leenda said...

Love the soft elegance!

Bethany Paull said...

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

Lisa said...

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

Take it easy and feel better!!!!!

~amy~ said...

Love the colors!!! Pretty card!!

acreativeneed said...

Great card! Take care!
Deena (moonrise)

carole (TruCarMa) said...

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

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

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

Elizabeth said...

WOW! Gorgeous!! Titillating
eye candy!

dasimonds said...

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

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Julee!!!