Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sunset Birthday

Just a quick post tonight to share a card for a friend at work. I received the happy task of making birthday cards for everyone at work and love it! This one is for a male co-worker who enjoys the outdoors...I hope he likes it.

I love the look of sponging color onto SU's glossy white paper. The first time I tried it, I was so surprised that I could use Classic Ink without it rubbing off. Here, I sponged Daffodil Delight, So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie for the sky as well as Old Olive and Always Artichoke for the land. A 1 3/8" circle punch provided the mask to create the setting sun. Early Espresso provided a deep rich brown for a stand of trees from Lovely as a Tree. So glad that set made it into the new catalog again--it's a classic.

The other elements are easy enough to figure out but I do have some "contraband" products in use here from PTI. Just adore their woodgrain impression plate and the sentiment is from a fillable frames set. Thanks for looking...cheers!

stamps: lovely as a tree; fillable frames #4 (PTI)
Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Always Artichoke & Early Espresso
paper: old olive, very vanilla, early espresso, peach parfait
xtras: chocolate chip striped grosgrain ribbon, top note die, 1 3/4" circle punch, linen thread, pumpkin pie corduroy buttons (retired), woodgrain impression plate (PTI)


Christina said...

Gorgeous sponging, Nance! What a beautiful backdrop to that fantastic stamp. I also love the top note peeking out and the wide ribbon!

Always Playing with Paper said...

This is gorgeous...your co-worker will love it!! The sponging is awesome.
Lesley :)

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Nance, beautiful sunset, and beautiful colors. As you know I love this technique with either a sponge or brayer. I also make more than one when doing them too, which makes it so easy to have some on hand when I need a card in a pinch. Just stamp a sentiment and done!

Nancy said...

Perfect card for a male especially a "nature man". Great job on the sponging and masking the sun...looks so real and gotta love those trees. I really like the way you matted both pieces as well. Normally the "focal" point is matted in a complimentary color, but I love the fact that it's the same as the sponging. The finishing touches of the peeking top note and the still fabulous wide ribbon pull it all together.
Great job!

Tracey Parrott said...

Beautifully done! Your sponging is gorgeous and the colors...perfection...I am so enjoying your blog! I just can't seem to get it going again!

Pam Speidel said...

WOW! What a BEAUTY!! I know I would *love* this card if someone gave it to me!!! ;)