Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sweet 16

I cannot believe that the oldest niece on my side of the family is turning 16 in a few days. I had to do the math last night to make sure. Even before Arriana was born, I referred to her as "Little Pookie"...I don't know why. She's in high school now, and I haven't called her Pookie in several years. I made this card for her. Even if I mail it today, it won't arrive in time...I don't like a card to arrive late.

Kristina's color inspiration challenge this week has some nice Fall colors.


This card's 4-squares layout was inspired by p. 62 of the Fall-Winter 2008 catalog. I knew I wanted to use some rub-ons (I forget to use those). I have a confession to make...I hate working with glitter. I love how it looks on projects, but I always get it everywhere. I inked and embossed the raw chipboard and then decided to add some bling to it. It didn't retain the creamy color it had before. I used the Sweet One stamp in So Many Scallops to stamp "Sweet" on some Pumpkin Pie designer paper with Chocolate Chip ink. It doesn't show up very dark.

Card Ingredients
Stamps: So Many Scallops
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, ColorBox Frost White
Punches: Scallop punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1 9/16" square punch
Other: Kiwi Kiss ribbon (Thanks,
Theresa!), SU Love & Happiness Rub-ons, Heidi Swapp chipboard, Felt Fusion, Sunday International glitter, Tombo glue, foam tape, Making Memories rhinestone brad, "old" white embossing powder that looks cream colored

23 comments:

Sherri said...

I love this card! Adorable!!

Jayne Mercer said...

This is a lovely card.

sassylm said...

Gorgeous! You are sure to be in the round up this week.

Ornery's Wife said...

Very cute card! I know even if it arrives late she is sure to treasure it!
tm

Nancy said...

great card, thanks for sharing!

the Tapler Ohana said...

OMG, Anthonette!!! This card is AMAZING!! Seriously, one of the best cards I've ever seen! I absolutely LOVE it - I hope you're submitting it to all the mags - it's BEAUTIFUL!!!

Catherine said...

Anthonette, you know that this will be picked as one of the top 10/15... right? =)

chloe said...

SO top 10 material!! This rocks chick!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Too cute! Love the glitter.

Brooke S said...

Loving your card girl!! It's a top ten for sure!!! I love all the elements you have going on... What a great layout! I just Love, Love, Love your card.
hugs
Brooke

Sankari W. said...

that is such GORGEOUS card!! your niece is sure to love it!! love the way you did the squares! Another top 10 for sure! No doubt! Your cards are always Top 10 in my book! Thanks for the wishing me 4 corners! Hopefully someday that will come true :) Sending you sunshine!

(ps - let me know when the voting is for the handbag - because i am totally rocking the vote your way for your adorable altered frame!!! :)

Angie Tieman said...

This is sooo fabulous! I can't believe I just found your blog either, you have great stuff! I just went and voted for your project above too! =)

Studio M by Marian said...

Top 10 for me for sure!

Kadee said...

This is seriously awesome!

Alina Brito said...

lovely! great job!

Catherine said...

hah! see i told yah you'll be on the top 10/15...woo hoo! congratulations!

Becky said...

Beautiful card! Fabulous!

Christina Clarke said...

congratulations for making Kristina's list for this weeks challenge!

wendyp said...

absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on top 10!!!

JackieLou said...

WOW great card, nice take on the challenge.
hugs,
jackielou

Lori said...

Love your card AND this color combo! Yummy!

Softangelkisses said...

Great job! I too love those colors!

Tanja said...

This is such a beautiful card! you're neice will LOVE it! this will have to be a go to color combo!