Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thanks Deb!

A couple of color combos that I really like are pink/brown and pink/gray. I needed a thank you card for Deborah who helped me get the 200 invitations (couple posts back) put together. I decided to use the SCS Sketch Challenge #203 to make this card. I haven't quite made friends with this one, and I think I've decided it's because the pink is too pink, but I seem to have run out of the paler shade. Anyhooo, the base CS looks like gray flannel, and I also used it for the center Nestie. I just love the new dies! I ran the pink through CB Argyle folder, hacked it up to make sure the diamonds were going in the same direction in the four pieces. Heavy silver CS for the rest of the squares. Sentiment is from a Clearly Wordworth set. Here is where the no love feelings started and this one almost got filed in the recycle bin, but it was late last night and I didn't feel like starting over so I kind of attacked it with different things before settling on these foil butterflies that I attached a tiny rhinestone to, the Dew Drops and that swirl from a Sizzix die that I had totally forgotten about. Still not what I think is my best work, but Deb says I'm a perfectionist (who me?) when it comes to my paper stuff, and I think she'll like this.

Stamps: Clearly Wordsworth
Paper: The Paper Studio, The Paper Company.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, strong will not to toss, Sizzix, Dew Drops, foil butterflies.


Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

I like the color combo, and the grey does look like flannel. Love the flourish too! Nice work

Curt in Carmel said...

Nancy, this is a wonderful card! I'm the same way when it comes to some of my cards, but we tend to be too critical of our own work. I think you did a fabulous job on it! Best, Curt

Carolyn Bounds said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I love the pink and grey color combination too!!! You have definitely created a beauty with this one!!! I am lovin' those beautiful butterflies and the wonderful, pink argyle!!! Stunning!!!


"Kirby" (KrB) said...

This is VERY pretty! It's symmetric and the colors are so pretty together. I have cards that I feel like you're feeling about, but we're usually our worst critics. I really like this!

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Nancy. I love the colors and the layout.

I have left something on my blog for you!!
Take care

Janine said...

Very pretty Nancy!! Hope you have a great weekend.