Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Colours of Encouragement

Yesterday I was given an assignment. My husband needed a card to encourage someone. He even gave me the word I needed to use as the sentiment...and then I could "whatever else I wanted to add, like I do with paper and stuff" (his words...translated because, of course, he said it in French).

Now, I didn't have any stamps that said "courage," so I had to make that on the computer, but I'm not sure you'd ever know if I didn't tell you...it turned out not bad at all. I was trying to use the layout for this week's Stamping 411's challenge, but I kind of modified it a bit to work with the plaque and moved the ribbon, etc.

The end result is beautiful (in my humble opinion) and in colours that I just love. I finally restocked my paper and supplies so I have Garden Green again. I had a bit of trouble with the lighting in my house last night...the colours didn't come out true to life when I took the pictures. This morning was much better (as the above picture shows). With this card I got a chance to use my Groovy Guava ink and paper, which doesn't happen all that much. Old InColours can be complicated. I like them and I want to save them, but if I save them too long, they are hard to use with other things. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with this card. I think it turned out cheerful and elegant, the two objectives I had. It should be just the ticket for our friend!


  1. Fabulous card!!! You're right....you can't tell that the sentiment was made on the computer. I'm sure your husband's friend will appreciate the beautiful card!!

  2. This is a gorgeous card - Love how you arranged the sketch to fit your needs! I'm sure your husbands friend will love it!
    Thanks for playing along this week!

  3. Oh so rich and beautiful! Amazing job!

  4. This is so beautifully striking. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  5. Agnès Animatrice StampinFebruary 10, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Agnès - Animatrice Stampin
    Désolée mais mon anglais n'est pas formidable alors je me permets de te les écrire en français. J'ai visité ton site et tout ce que je peux te dire c'est MAGNIFIQUE !!! continu comme cela.
    A très bientôt Agnès

  6. Oh, I love that designer paper, your card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along this week!

  7. Very pretty!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Stamping 411!!