In Stamping Mode

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I blame the anesthetic

I blame all the recent anesthetics for my mental block here! I spent so much time trying to make a card with KWerner's latest color challenge. Here's her inspiration.


Now, I know what you're saying..."but the colors are so cute Melissa!" I know! I know! I don't know why, but I just had a complete mental block on putting them together. Time consuming as it was, it definitely convinced me that I NEED the oval Nestabilities and matching scallops. :D So this is what I came up with.


The base card is Chocolate Chip cardstock and mounted atop is Baja Breeze with the RETIRING (*gasp*) Stitched background stamp in Chocolate Chip ink. I then used my Coluzzle to cut the same size oval in Vellum cardstock and Very Vanilla cardstock. I stamped the polka dot butterflies in So Saffron ink and the little flowers in Close to Cocoa. The larger butterfly is stamped on So Saffron cardstock with a Chocolate Chip border and cut out. I then clear embossed with my Versamark Dazzle pad (click the picture to see the dazzle better!) I felt like the border around the oval needed more so I paper pierced around the edge. Wasn't entirely happy with that, so then I put Liquid Pearls on top of the piercings. Much happier with that!

Sorry for being MIA lately. Catie has a cold, Harrison has a nasty cough...as does my husband that elevated to a sinus infection. All the coughing/sneezing of the children in my face finally led to me having pink eye....AGAIN. I swear, from now on if someone gets sick, I'm switching to my glasses so at least I'll have a shield! On top of that, a routine visit to the dentist for a cleaning found SIX..yes, you read right...six cavities! Apparently all my old junky silver fillings broke...every_single_one and 'lo and behold! Cavity under each of the fillings. I have 4 of the 6 filled and still need one more visit in the next couple months. Luckily, all the silver fillings are being replaced with shiny porcelain ones...I'm much less of a metal-mouth now!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to be back soon with a sneak peek of samples from the upcoming catalog. :D

11 comments:

Sandy said...

Omg I totally had a block too and spent a LONG time on my card. Your card is beautiful and you did a great job!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Hi Melissa I love the background stamp on this, I always forget to pull them out. You have done a lovely job incorprating the clors beautifully!~Donna

Kathy said...

Wow - so many different elements on this card. You pulled them all together so beautifully. Sorry to hear about the sick ones. Hope everyone recovers soon. Pinkeye is NO FUN!

Julie Cameron said...

really great card!

Tracy said...

Love it!!! I like how the sentiment appears to be the same length/width (which in this case???) as the oval. It makes it look very clean.

Stampin'GHmom said...

I know what you mean! I can't believe the "Stitched" stamp is retiring! Seems as though all the background stamps are retiring.
Your card is very pretty. Soft and sweet.

Alexandria said...

This card is so beautiful!

Renée said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love love love the addition of the vellum!!

Karla said...

UHMMMMM! Vellum, great idea!!!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)

katiesniche said...

Love the vellum overlay. The colors are wonderful together!! Nice card.

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