March 2, 2012

Happy Friday or TGIF as my sister would say.  The weekend is here and today I have a card I made for this week's splitcoast stampers sketch challenge (posted below) and I also made this card for today's free for all splitcoast challenge in which we were to create a card with blue flowers on it.
I used a retired stamp set called Roses in Winter.  This is one of those stamp sets that I wouldn't ever part with.  I've used it a lot!  To create my background paper I stamped leaves using crumb cake and I stamped the flowers using Bashful Blue and Marina Mist.  It looks like I used 3 different color blues, but I just stamped off once using Marina Mist to achieve the medium blue color.  Once my background flowers were stamped I then stamped over everything using another retired background stamp called French Script.  After that I was able to cut my background into four sections like shown in the sketch.

Next, I worked on the oval portion of my card.  I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do, but then after I stamped my sentiment it sort of came to me to try and put ribbon all along the outside of my oval and wouldn't you know, it worked!  I used some sticky strip tape and I placed it all along the back side of my oval and I gathered the ribbon so that it looked like it was ruffled and I went all along my oval.

After that was finished I stamped my sentiment (which is from a current set called Thoughts & Prayers).  I decided to use my spritzer tool, which I hardly ever spritz some blue on my oval.  I used a technique called reverse masking to cover up my sentiment area.  In other words, my oval layer was spritzed with bashful blue, while my sentiment area remained white- it looks really neat in person.  I used a 1 3/4" circle punch for my mask.

I stamped and cut out a few more flowers and I placed them along the bottom portion of my oval.  It's hard to see in my photo, but I did add some dazzling diamonds glitter on my roses.  And to complete my card I decided to add a bow at the top of my oval.

This card is something a little different than I would normally have done, but I'm really happy with the results and so I hope you liked my card as well.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'll try to update my blog over the weekend because I have a baby card I made for another challenge.

Stamps:  Roses in Winter, Thoughts & Prayers, French Script
Card Stock: White, Crumb Cake,
Ink: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Supplies: Ribbon, Sticky Strip Tape, Spritzer Tool, Bashful Blue Marker, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scissors for Cutting out flowers, Coluzzle Cutting system- for my oval
Technique:  2 Step Stampin', Reverse Masking

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Annie Lee said...

Patty, your card is gorgeous. The use of ribbon is perfection! TFS. :)

Tracie said...

That is elegant.

Tracie said...

Very lovely!

Becky said...

This is so soft and lovely. I love the ribbon.

Athina said...

What a beautiful card! Looks like you could hang it on the wall for decoration!

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Kristina said...

Wow Patti another beautiful card! Your just whipping them out!

Melina said...

This is so pretty Patty! I love the ribbon behind the oval! :)

Lela said...

Wow, the ribbon behind the oval came out beautiful! This is such a pretty card!

Carolina Little said...

Patty, beautiful card!!!. Love the ribbon around the oval shape!!!

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