Thursday, August 5, 2010

Celebrate with Style...

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Hey there! I'm finally back home and recovering from a wee bit of jet lag and another 5-hour flight with a very active rugrat! Oh, it's good to be home. I haven't made a single card for a couple weeks and I hope to get back into the groove as soon as possible! Next Monday is my first week on the 2 Sketches 4 You Design Team and I can't wait to get creating. I hope you join me for some fun.
In the meantime, I can share a card that I made for a recent publication call. I hate to call them "rejects" -- it sounds so sad. So, I'll just say this one was gently passed up...LOL!
For this card, I started by stamping a large panel of gray card stock with VersaMark and then embossed them in clear to achieve the darker gray dots. I then trimmed the piece into four panels. Next, I stamped my sentiment on my card base before adding a pink panel, adhering the gray pieces with foam tape. With just a little silver ribbon, I had a stylish, chic card to help someone celebrate.
BEAN NOTES: Papertrey Ink Dot Spot and Big Bold Wishes (sentiment) Stamps; VersaMark Clear Ink; PTI Fresh Snow Hybrid Ink; Stampin' Up Basic Gray and Pink Pirouette Card Stock; Foam Tape; Clear Embossing Powder
HAPPY BEANS: Silver Organdy Ribbon (generic)

12 comments:

Laurel said...

Stunning card!

Cards by Gina said...

Exquisite, Bean! Love the colors, stamps, and design!

HornCatCreations said...

I can't believe this was "passed up", it's gorgeous!

Mary Fish said...

Oh my word, this is fantastic. I'm really digging the sketch! Hugs, M

Ann Schach said...

I love your "gently passed up" card! Love the sketch!

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is awesome!!!!!!!!

Sankari W. said...

A HUGE HUGE congratulations on joining 2S4Y!!! Woo-hoo girl!!! Sending you highfives across the miles!!! And your card is simply chic awesome!! love it!
sending you hugs,
Sankari :)

Patti MacLeith said...

This is so classy, Regina!

Nerida said...

This is a beautiful card - elegant!

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

I LOVE this.... I love how you embossed with "clear" to get the darker color...giving it a two tone look, great idea and I will diffinitely try this on my next card.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card and that embossing is so rich and elegant. I love it. Congrats on the DT. I will follow you like a stalker!!! *smile* Oh, I do that now don't I. Hugs,

vivacela said...

card: beautifully made. Nope not a passed up LOL~