Monday, April 20, 2009

Walk in the Park

What a beautiful weekend! Too bad it goes so fast. So how is your Monday so far? I wish I could say Monday's are a "walk in the park", but they seldom are.

Speaking of "Walk in the Park", my creation today is all about that. Check out page 9 of the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. This paper is gorgeous! I thought it was pretty in the catalog until I received it in person. Now I'm going with "gorgeous" to describe it.

I made a card out of a half sheet of 8.5 x 11 Whisper White cardstock. I used a 5.5 x 4 inch piece of the gray patterned paper, from the Walk in the Park collection, as my first layer. Next, I took a 1 inch wide strip of Whisper White cardstock and finished the edge with the Eyelet Border punch. I cut that piece to 5.5 inches long and added it about 1/2 inch from the top of the gray patterned paper.

I decided to use the bright Cameo Coral patterned paper from the collection to really make a statement against the gray. I think it worked! This piece is 5.5 x 2.5 inches.

The square piece with the sentiment is 3x3 inches - Whisper White cardstock, a different gray patterned paper from the collection, Cameo Coral scallop circle, and a Whisper White circle for the stamped image.

I stamped an image from the Pocket Silhouettes set in Basic Gray ink. It's a very simple, yet elegant stamp set to use. I've seen a lot of neat things created with this set. See one of my prior postings with this set by clicking HERE.

After I assembled the 3x3 square piece, I tied a sheer gray ribbon around the center of the card and attached the square piece.

As the card reads, "thanks so much", for visiting my blog today! Have a good one!
Recipe (all supplies from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes (#111672)
Designer Series Paper: Walk in the Park (#115123)
Carstock: Whisper White, Cameo Coral
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: Sheer gray ribbon (from Michaels Arts & Crafts)
Tools: Eyelet Border Punch (#13692), Nestabilities


Kim said...

Love this card Tiffany! The Cameo Coral looks so striking against the gray. Great card!

Amy Sheffer said...

Whoa, this is absolutely gorgeous!!

Carrie said...

This is beautiful! I love the scallop circle, and of course the DSP :)

Mary Fish said...

Gorgeous . . . . the colors look amazing and you nailed the layout! Hugs, Mary

Patti MacLeith said...

ooooooooooohhhhhhhh Tiffany! I just looooooove this card! We should do a card swap. I don't know about you, but I keep all of my posted cards--I don't know why? Anyway, GREAT card!

Niki Estes said...

What a pretty card, Tiffany! I love the colors, patterned papers, and silhouette stamps!

Denise said...

Tiffany - I hadn't been by your blog in a while and have been totally blown away upon my 'return'! This card is AWESOME!