Monday, January 5, 2009

Aloha . . . finally!

I've been wanting to create and post this card for two days now!

This is the card inspired by my Pink Flannel Pajamas that I made for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards (STC) swap for January (theme is floral/tropical). I'm really excited, because all of the gals are so fun and talented, and I can't wait to see what they create, plus I have my cards just about done - all that's left is to put the layers all together!

I used SCS Sketch Challenge SC209, but apparently the dimensions for the second panel are off, because mine is larger than everyone else's over there. Oh well, I like it just the same. ;-) I did switch up the placement of the sketch a bit. Oh, and I used a lot of firsts on this card!!

  1. I used my Floral Screen C'bug embossing folder for the first time for the Mellow Moss layer! This would look awesome inked up before embossing too!

  2. I finally used the gorgeous K & Co. "Margo" Mat Pack that Mary (OhioMary) sent me. She sent paper to all the gals in her SkinnyBop swap and tried to match the paper to our tastes. She did a great job, because the whole pack suits me perfectly!

  3. I used silk flowers for the first time on a card and added a few MS fern punch leaves too! Oh, and those flower centers are the pretty mint-green flat-back pearl embellies that Kadie (kmensley) sent me in my Skinny Bop Happy Mail!

  4. And I used my Nestabilities for the very first time and stamped the sentiment on a scalloped oval! Oh My Gosh, these are the best thing since sliced bread! Well, almost . . . I *really* like bread! LOL I added a teeny-tiny pearl to the center of that flower too.

The top two layers are popped up on dimensionals, and everything is layered on Chocolate Chip. On the inside, I used a piece of craft store confetti ivory paper and stamped some little flowers in the upper left & bottom right corners. That's it! I hope the gals in the swap like them!

Dont' forget . . . midnight Monday is the deadline for an entry for Newbie Blogger Blog Candy! Winner will be drawn & announced Tuesday evening. Check out my first (and only other) post for details!

Happy Creating!



karen said...

OH, this is so pretty!
And your card matches the punch too!

Jeanette said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love everything about it.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous!!!! Totally stunning card, Susan!
Congrats to you for getting these done. I really wanted to finish mine last month, but....well, you know. ;)
You did a fantastic job! The pressure is really on now for the rest of us! :)

Michelle said...

I LOVE IT! It's just a warm cuddly card and that's exactly what we all need this time of year...

Lorie said...

Susan, your card is absolutely beautiful!! I LOVE the colors, and layers!

MiamiKel said...

It's really beautiful - it matches your lovely, beautiful personality! You've done a fantastic job!

kadie said...

oooohhhh, I LOVE IT!! Great job, as always, Susan!!