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Monday, 17 May 2010

Burgundy, Pink and Green Mice Couple on Leaf Anniversary

Here is the card I made for my cousin's wedding anniversary. I decided to go with the colour scheme as dictated by the blog challenge over at A Gem Of A Challenge, which is burgundy, pink and green, and use one of my recent purchases, a Stampavie stamp by Tina Wenke.

I am also entering this card into the Stamp Something blog challenge, which has Celebrations as this week's theme, and the My Time To Craft challenge, which has Too Cute as its theme.

I started by stamping the "Mice Couple on Leaf" image, from Stampavie/Tina Wenke onto white card using Versafine Onyx Black archival pigment ink and coloured it using the Copic Sketch markers.

  • Grass/Leaf: G12, G85, YG07, YG67
  • Water: B00, BG02, N1
  • Mice: E00, E51, R20
  • Clothes: R39, R59, RV21, N1
  • Flowers: R39, RV21
The image was then cut out using a square Nestabilities die and matted onto another white square. This in turn was matted onto a panel of burgundy leather effect card cut out with a scalloped square Nestabilities die.

A panel of the Elite paper from the Basic Grey Sultry paper pad was matted onto a strip of the burgundy card and a length of Anita's pink satin ribbon was tied across it. This was then matted onto a panel of the Fedora paper from the Basic Grey Boxer paper pad.

The flourish frame from the Studio G Journalling Blocks mini stamp set was stamped onto white card using the Onyx Black ink, coloured using the Copic markers and cut out.
  • Sentiment: RV21

This was then matted onto the burgundy card, and a small piece of the pink ribbon was attached behind it.

The image panel was added to the left of the card and the sentiment to the bottom right.

Small touches of pink Craft Planet glitter glue were then added to the flowers in the image to highlight them, although this doesn't show up very well in the scanned image.


Mandy said...

A sweet the image great colouring and take on the colour combo...Thank you for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy xx

Julie said...

Great card Kathleen, really cute image and fab layout!! Juliex

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hi Kathleen, I have just returned from a month out of the country and I see you have been very creative in my absence. I have so many blogs to catch up on and unfortunately I just don't have time to comment on all the posts I missed but I have enjoyed my journey through the last four weeks of your work and look forward to popping back soon. This card, by the way, is fab! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Eisbärin said...

Gorgeous card as always, Kathleen! Love the image and your colouring is getting better and better, if that's still possible!
Love, Alex

debby4000 said...

Fabulous, adorable card Kathleen.

Pops x said...

This is gorgeous i love the cutie image and the papers are gret too, thank you fr joining us with our colour challenge at A gem of a challenge big hugs pops x x x

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card! Good luck with A Gem Of A Challenge! xx Jenny xx

Mau xx said...

What a Talented Lady you are, your cards are Beautiful Kathleen. Its lovely to see the face to the name as well.......Hello
I have become a follower...not sure why I am Newacorns but its me....Mau xx

Patricia said...

2010 hits now Kathleen, this is a superb card, such a gorgeous stamp and beautiful papers. Luv Teresa xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous creation fab take on the chall thanks for sharing & joining us at A Gem of a chall.

Hugs Christine xx

Janet said...

A very sweet card!x

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