Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Just because birthday card

I needed to make a nice card for one of my Aunt's, her birthday is this weekend.  She is has more of a classic, timeless style so I don't do cutesy for her.  So I grabbed my new stamp set from Flourishes, called Lilac.  It has really pretty lilacs in it, but I chose to use the magnolia's that are also in the set.  This is actually 3 different stamps so its easy to create your own magnolia branch.  Magnolia's are typically white with grey and pink accents, so I stamped everything on kraft paper, and then colored in the stamp with a white inkssentials pen.  Once the ink dried I went over the white with grey and pink copics, and used a green copic for the leaves.  Because I stamped it on kraft paper the green ink absorbed differently so I had to go back in with a green & brown prisma colored pencil to add in highlights on the leaves.  The sentiment is on a scalloped oval circle cut out and embossed with a nestability, popped up with a dimmensional.  The ribbon is Purely Pomegranate satin ribbon, which is sadly now retired. Oh and the card base in papertrey inks stampers select card stock.

9 comments:

Chris said...

it's very pretty!!! i think your aunt will love it...xo

Alexandra said...

Beautiful Latisha - this is such an elegant, classy card! Your Aunt will totall love it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Marlou said...

Latisha, what an absolutely beeeeautiful card!!! the stamp is just gorgeous and love the way you use lovely wide ribbon on your cards {I still have gorgeous ribbon you sent me, must use some up as you are giving me such great inspiration} :) xx

ScrapMomOf2 said...

So pretty! I'm going to have to get some big thick gorgeous ribbon! Your last two cards with the big bows are fantastic!

Sara Frawley said...

well you definately mastered the classic & elegant look! Great card!

Melinda said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card.. I have a full roll of that ribbon.. Thanks for inspiring me to finally use it.. I'm sure your aunt will love this card...

Chris said...

scott said to tell you, he likes this card too!!! >"< he says it's his fave one yet!!

Michelle said...

LOVELY!! Latisha, this card is really classy. Really love it!
Michelle SBS10

Lastel said...

Beautiful !

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