Friday, February 16, 2007

{ For The Bride }

I love the swirl and flourish images from Autumn Leaves so much that when SU came out with Doodle This I knew I just had to have it! Of course I couldn't just buy Doodle This, I also had to buy Doodle That. I'm trying to talk myself out of the Doodle Alphabet & Number sets since I don't use alphabet sets all that often, but knowing myself I'll probably break down and buy them just before the Spring mini ends. Oh boy.

Anyway, I finally finished all the thank you cards I was making for my future sister-in-law and finished the candles for the wedding, well almost. I still have to put them in the bags, tie the ribbon and put the tags on, but that's the easy part. I have plans with my Aunt on Monday to finish the candles so I have the whole weekend free to stamp!

The bridal shower for Heather is on the 24th so I had to make her a card, of course I grabbed my new sets and this is what I came up with.


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The card is sized to fit in a #10 envelope. This is the first time I made a card this size. I wanted to use a lot of the swirl stamps from SU's Doodle This so it worked perfectly. The color scheme is extremely simple, just two colors of card stock and two colors of ribbon. After taking the picture I realized I didn't like the flower on the tag so much, so I pulled it off and embossed the image so it pop's a little more now. I used pastels on the edges and over the swirls. After stamping a bunch of flowers on the card base I masked them off and stamped more, then used pastels over them, similar to what I did with the pastels over the swirls. I like the affect the pastels gave the flowers here. It seems to tone down the ink on the flowers so they weren't a focal point. Enjoy!

Recipe:
Stamps: SU Doodle This, Doodle That, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Paper: SU Rose Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: SU Rose Red, Craft Rose Red
Embellishments: SU Ribbon, Misc Fastener
Other: SU Pastels, Dimensionals, Ticket Punch
Technique: Heat Embossing

3 comments:

ashley said...

i'm loving the colors of this one. i may have to try that color combo.. :)
very pretty card, lindsi! i love those swirls.

Allison said...

This is lovely!

Chris Smith said...

great idea to do a border with the doodles!