Monday, April 30, 2012

Congratulations

Is tomorrow really May 1st?  We have a busy week in my household.  The boy has a field trip, a dance and a parents meeting for 5th graders entering Middle School in the fall (ay yi yi).  The girl has prom, and the pup has a Vet appt.  Somehow, I need to figure out dinner for Cinco de Mayo, and what kind of Margarita I will have lol.
Today, I am showing a card using the May stamp set from Avocado Arts.  I wanted to created a custom pattern paper with the stamps.  This card looks fairly simple, but for some reason it took hours to make.  The creative process isn't as easy as you would think sometimes.  Nothing was coming together right.  Inks were the wrong color, I wasn't putting enough pressure on the stamps to get a good impression, I smeared ink on one card...  It was a process for this baby lol.  In the end, I am really happy with the way it turned out.  I am not a card maker that enjoys mass production, but I could see myself making a few of these for a gift set.
Visit the other designers for more inspiration with this new set.


Instructions:
1.  Create a 4 1/4 square card base.
2.  Trim white panel to 4 inches square.
3.  Create a custom pattern with the stamps.
4.  Stamp sentiment.
5.  Add ribbon
6.  Add buttons
7.  Adhere panel to card front using foam squares


Materials Used:
Avocado Arts Stamps
Scrapbook adhesives by 3L white foam squares
pink buttons
ivory silk ribbon
white card stock
green card stock
Clearsnap ink (light green)
Tim Holtz ink (red)
Versafine ink (black)

5 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty card, gorgeous background and I love the addition of the buttons!

Julia said...

Beautiful Latisha! That background and color combo is stunning!

Angi Rankin said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for the great inspiration.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHHH! I just love this card! Beautiful colors--love the buttons! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Ann said...

Lovely, sweet card! I dig the color combo!

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