Hello, Blogland! I'm still going strong on my New Year's goal (not resolution, but goal) of at least one blog post a week (success with the clean studio goal has been a little spotty). This week brings us another baby card that I made and sent to my Mother-In-Law last week.
I loved this little whale from the moment he was released, but up until this card he had been, sadly, unused. I started by stamping the Spring Rain panel with the stitched grid background and then I die cut the circle, using my stamped lines as a guide. Handy trick. Anyway, that was then textured with the Canvas impression plate and adhered to a white base.
Next, I stamped and then hand-cut (because I'm a cheapskate and I don't have the matching die) the whale and set him aside momentarily. Then I worked on my banner (using Nichole Heady's paper banner technique). I stamped the Soft Stone with the tiny harlequin/argyle background using watermark ink, so the pattern is there, but it's very subtle. The sentiment is from the whale set, too.
I adhered the banner to my card and stamped the little heart trio before mounting my whale using foam adhesive. I finished the card by adding two red nail head embellishments to the ends of the banner. That achieved two design-y type things in one shot: I fulfilled my "rules of three" objective by using the most vibrant color on the card three times and I used them in a visual triangle around my whale which draws the eye in toward the focal image. Yay for design tips!
Also, if you're interested in learning a little bit about me through an interview with Joan B (of Paperlicious fame) head over to her blog HERE. She asked some great questions and I tried not to sound like a total doofus while answering. Even if you don't give a lick about me you should visit Joan's blog. She's totally awesome and her Dear Paperlicious posts always make me laugh.
Thank you for stopping in today! Have a great week and I'll see you again soon!
Stamps: Whale Wishes, A Little Argyle, Background Basics: Retro - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Soft Stone - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Circle Die - Quickutz; red nail heads - Mark Richards; Foam Adhesive - Scotch