Monday, September 15, 2008

Appreciation Card

Even though my husband is retired, he still does some consulting on a contract basis for the company he used to work for and last Wednesday evening the wife of the man that owns the company called me and asked me if I would make her an "appreciation card" and I told her I would, but it would be a first! She had to have it right away, so I really only had a few hours to come up with a design and produce it. Here it is:

Some time back I had designed this card base using my Pazzles Inspiration Studio (software for my Pazzles Inspiration digital cutter)....so at least I already had a pattern for the card base. I based my layout around the designer CS from the DCWV "Pocket full of Posies Stack" , so I cut my card base out of the yellow textured "Imagine that" CS. I then chose the lavender Ampad "Pastels Cardstock" to complete my paper selections. I then found some Target ribbon that would work with the paper selections and took off from there! I used my Nestabilities LG Petite Scalloped Ovals and LG Petite Ovals for the yellow oval and I used one of my Cuttlebug "Frills Set" border embossing folders to emboss down each side of the patterned paper and brushed my "Platinum Planet" ink pad over the embossed area to make it "pop"! The sentiment was done using my "EraserMate" pen with the Pazzles Pen Tool, which I then covered with the silver embossing powder and heat embossed. The font I used was a "Pazzles" font called "Complex. I punched the little flowers, inked them with VersaMark, covered them with the clear embossing powder and heat embossed. I used the "Paper Sculpting" technique to sculpt the flowers and then I used Stickles to make the centers of the flowers. I'm truly not all that happy with this card....but she liked it very much and I guess that's all that really matters!

Finished Card Size: A7/5"x7"

Papers: "Imagine that", DCWV "Pocket full of Posies Stack" & Ampad "Pastels Cardstock"
Inks: Tsukineko “VersaMark Watermark” & Tsukineko Brilliance “Platinum Planet”
Tools: Pazzles Inspiration, Cuttlebug, Ranger “Heat-It” Accessories: Nestabilities LG Petite Ovals & LG Petite Scalloped Ovals, EK Success Flower Punch (SM lavender flowers), Target Ribbon, "Crystal" Stickles, Stamp-n-Stuff "Detail Clear Transparent" and Old Town Crafts "Ultra Fine Silver" embossing powders, Cuttlebug "Frills Set" Borders Embossing Folder, PaperMate "EraserMate" Pen

6 comments:

Debbie said...

Hi Pam

Thanks for visiting my blog, and leaving such a kind comment. I love your cards, and can see why you call yourself Yorkie Mom. I should be called Shih Tzu Mom on account of my babe. I would like another dog, and am considering a Yorkie too. I used to have one when I was a child. Anyway great blog, I shall return.

Love Debbie xx

JAR said...

WOW! Gorgeous!! I am so delighted that I found your blog!

Joan Fricker said...

Hi Pam,
Your card is absolutely beautiful!
I love the colors and the entire layout. Great job!

Joan

Atty said...

Pam that card is very pretty. Think we are too hard on oursevles at times. Great design and very pretty color choices.
Donna

The Country Rose said...

Pam- the card is gorgeous! What's not to like? I think you did a great job, as you always do :D. Have a great week!!

Barb

Shirley said...

Really unusual colors and such a gorgeous card! I really like what you did with the scalloped bottom and the embellishments are perfect with this.