Friday, September 21, 2007


German Phrase of the Day: Endlich Wochenende! = Finally, the weekend! And, we're off to London! I can't wait, we're going to see one of my good friends who I haven't seen in about 1 1/2 years already! She moved to London while we still lived in California...and was so excited when I told her we were moving to Europe too...but it's taken me a year to get over there to see her!!!

I'm hoping Karin doesn't check my blog this morning, because this is a card I made for her and her husband. It is loosely based on this week's sketch challenge, using my new With Gratitude stamp set.

I stamped the Old Olive card base with the linen background stamp in old olive ink. For the next layers, I wet a piece of naturals ivory cardstock, then stamped the different leaves with More Mustard, Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant inks (a color combo from the Color Wheel!) and then spritzed them lightly to make the color run more. Debbie Olson had done a card like this I just loved, so I was trying to imitate that somewhat. For the focal image, I embossed the large leaf with gold detail powder, then watercolored in some of the 3 colors I was using. I sponged the edges, roughed 'em up, and layered on more eggplant. I used gold metalic ribbon around the middle layer for some texture, and mounted the focal image on dimensionals. When stamping my greeting, I screwed up and used the wrong color marker. It didn't turn out too bad (artichoke instead of olive) but it bugs me. Oh time to fix it as I had to get the dog to the tierpension (pet hotel) and come home to pack. Sorry Karin!!! Hopefully the other goodies I'm bringing will make up for this. :-) time to do the full supply listing...will try to add later!



  1. Beautiful card! I love your colors and the watercolored look of the leaves.

  2. The colors on this are so pretty! Great card as always :o)


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