Saturday, August 16, 2008

OCC Together

Happy Saturday! I've been having so much fun playing along with the Our Creative Corner gals this month. This week Dawn gave us a fun sketch to work with. So if you're having Anni-VERVE-sary sketch withdrawals, check out Our Creative Corner to play along! :)

I didn't really have a plan when I started this card. All I knew was that any of my large embellishments are still packed away in a pile of boxes, so the embellishment in the corner would have to be a homemade one. Then I started to think about what long stamps I had that I could use on the main panel and I instantly knew where I was headed. I stamped the "Together, the perfect way to spend a lifetime" sentiment from Anniversary Birds on a scrap of Crate paper in Rich Cocoa Memento and then pierced holes all around the panel and sponged the edges with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink. Next I punched the decorative border with one of the new Fiskars border punches (sorry, I threw away the packaging so I can't remember the name of it!) For my embellishment I pulled out an EK Success folk heart punch and punched a piece of Tres Jolie paper by My Minds Eye. I then stamped the background from Grateful Elegance on the heart and matted on french roast paper, hand trimming the mat. I wanted a little bit of glitz, so I covered the heart with a mixture of Diamond Glaze and glitter and set aside to dry. The background is more Tres Jolie paper that is sponged with Antique Linen and then embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile folder. I finished the card off with a brown satin ribbon.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!

14 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Julee love your rich colors, so pretty.

Susan said...

tThis is a lovely card. I love your color choices. I'm off to try the OCC challenge today.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is absolutely delicious, Julee! LOVE the colors!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

P.S. and I LOVE that embossed border! :)

Shannan Teubner said...

Oohh this is just yummy! Looks so warm and rich!

Riley said...

Oooo I love this!!!

apigonfire said...

Wowzers!! What a gorgeous card!
~Kendra

Chrissy D said...

Oh this is gorgeous! TFS!

Lynda Benden said...

This is beautiful Julee! I LOVE the colors you used, so warm and pretty!

Denise said...

Beautiful!! The colors are so warm and fallish, very nice!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card Julee, LOVE the gorgoues colors and stunning border. Thanks so much for playing and being the guest designer for August!

Stamping hugs, Jennifer :)

~Q~ said...

Beautiful card and the colors you used. As for the border punch you used, it looks like the Elegant Fountain Punch.

Carolina said...

What a beautiful card - love all the rich colors...gets me so in the mood for fall!!!

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful! I love these colors!