Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Finally ...

I got around to making a round card! I've got to be one of the last person who hangs around the blogosphere to have made one. Why? I dunno. It was kind of fun.

It was this great card on my friend Sharli's Sharli's Place blog that inspired me to try my hand at a round card. Isn't her red, white, and blue card fun? My color scheme was determined by the right-size piece of Blush cardstock laying on my desk last night.

With regard to my design, there isn't a lot to say. I inked my stamp with markers. The sentiment stamp is from a set aptly named "Flexible Friendship Wishes." The dotted vellum I used for the butterflies is from a book of Paper Pizazz patterned vellum that I received as a gift and have been hoarding for years. I did learn something with this one. Had I lined up the scallops right, the card would have stood up straight so I could photographed it that way. As it was, I had to lay it flat. Next time ...

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Blush cardstock; Garden Green ink pad; Garden Green and Blush markers; Stampin' Up Essence of Love and Stampendous Flexible Friendship Wishes stamp sets; May Arts ribbon; Kaiser Krafts pearl accents; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set.

Happy Hump Day! This week is flying right by. While I got some stuff done last night, I didn't knock off everything on my list, so I'm back at it tonight. Tomorrow night, we're going to have overnight guests ... our two favorite little people! Hurray!! With that, I'm going to go see what I can get done. I hope you're having a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by. Later ...

13 comments:

Alanna said...

This is absolutely beautiful Kathi. Everything looks so soft and I love the stamping and those butterflies.

Kariberry said...

Kathi, This is Absolutely Gorgeous! Beautiful!

Sarah said...

Wowzer Kathi, when you make a round card you MAKE a round card!!! This is absolutely gorgeous. Every single thing about it. From the colors to the vellum wings of the butterflies to the stamp itself. WOW.

Sharli said...

Gorgeous card! I forget about curving the acrylic stamps to fit the shapes - nice touch!!!

Thank you for your sweet words - I feel guilty now for copying Julia's card so brazenly! LOL

Happy Hump Day to you, too!

Laurel said...

OMG that is absolutely gorgeous! and no you are not the last one to make a round card, I haven't done one yet!

Erica said...

Okay, so I've been visiting your blog for a while now and I just wanted to stop by and say hello! I found your blog through a link on my cousin's blog. I think you're so SO talented and I love seeing your creations and reading your fun stories about times with your grandsons. Thanks for all the goodness! Enjoy your evening! :o)

Deborah Young said...

WOW! How stunningly beautiful! The dotted vellum butterflies are a perfect touch.
Deb
p.s. No round card from me yet...but you are inspiring me!

Kim said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I love the vellum butterflies.

Kim said...

Hi Kathy,

I have something for you over at my blog in tomorrow's post (6/4).

Jeanne said...

Whoa Nelly! This is a STUNNING card, Kathi! You knocked this one out of the park. Love every thing about it! Wow!

Sounds like you are having a busy, albeit good week...yay!

Sparkle said...

Very pretty! I love the butterflies.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. I just love it. The colors are so soft.

BananaStamper said...

What a beautiful card! You are not the last one to try a round one, I have not yet attempted it either. Sure looks fun though.
Shanna

p.s. I notice you have been commenting on my blog (thanks, I love it when people leave comments), but don't recognize your name, just curious how you found me? Splitcoast?